Clarification Re: New Mileathon

 
Old Aug 31, 09, 9:01 am
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Clarification Re: New Mileathon

Hi, I'm not sure how to read the following regarding Mileathon that starts tomorrow:

*This offer is not retroactive; credit accrual begins the date of registration.

If I were to book a trip TODAY for mid September travel, would I receive Mileathon credit when I fly in mid September?

I appreciate your help.

Happy Flying..........
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Old Aug 31, 09, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by travlguy View Post

If I were to book a trip TODAY for mid September travel, would I receive Mileathon credit when I fly in mid September?
NO. you would not receive the credit for making the purchase. If you want to receive mileathon credit you need to make your purchase after you register.


You *might* receive the credit for checking in, but I would not count on it.
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Old Aug 31, 09, 9:19 am
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Thank you!!!!!

I'm glad I checked.....
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Old Aug 31, 09, 11:13 am
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Where can I find out more about this mileathon?
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Old Aug 31, 09, 11:22 am
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https://www.continental.com/web/en-U...on=Mileathon10
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Old Aug 31, 09, 11:16 pm
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Mileathon link now active

LINK IS NOW ACTIVE

LINK
www.continental.com/mileathon

THE SKINNY

Milestones Mileathon Rewards
5 500 bonus miles
10 1,000 bonus miles
20 2,500 bonus miles
30 5,000 bonus miles
50 10,000 bonus miles
75 15,000 bonus miles
100 25,000 bonus miles
125 35,000 bonus miles
150 50,000 bonus miles
175 75,000 bonus miles or a $750 Miles for Merchandise gift card*
200 100,000 bonus miles or a $1,000 Miles for Merchandise gift card*


Mileathon Credit-Earning Activities Credits

Purchase a full-fare First Class or BusinessFirst® round-trip ticket 20
Credits awarded on J, F or C fare classes booked at continental.com. Activity may be repeated. Credits awarded upon travel completion. See terms and conditions for complete details.

Purchase a First Class or BusinessFirst round-trip ticket 12
Credits awarded on D or Z fare classes booked at continental.com. Activity may be repeated. Credits awarded upon travel completion. See terms and conditions for complete details.

Purchase a full-fare Economy Class round-trip ticket 12
Credits awarded on Y or B fare classes booked at continental.com. Activity may be repeated. Credits awarded upon travel completion. See terms and conditions for complete details.

Purchase an Economy Class round-trip ticket 8
Credits awarded on M, H, K, Q, U or V fare classes booked at continental.com. Activity may be repeated. Credits awarded upon travel completion. See terms and conditions for complete details.

Book online at continental.com 2
Credits awarded on J, F, C, D, Z, Y, B, M, H, K, Q, U or V fare classes booked at continental.com. Activity may be repeated. Credits awarded upon travel completion. See terms and conditions for complete details.

Check in online at continental.com 1
Credits awarded for both outbound and return flight check-ins for J, F, C, D, Z, Y, B, M, H, K, Q, U or V fare classes booked at continental.com. Activity may be repeated. Credits awarded upon travel completion. See terms and conditions for complete details.

Book a car rental at continental.com 2
Credits awarded on car rentals booked at continental.com. Activity may be repeated. Credits awarded upon travel completion. See terms and conditions for complete details.

Book a continental.com Hotel Specials rate at continental.com 3
Credits awarded on Hotel Specials rate booked at continental.com. Hotel Specials are identified in Hotel Search results with a yellow star (). Activity may be repeated. Credits awarded upon travel completion. See terms and conditions for complete details.

Purchase a Continental Airlines Vacations® package 4
Credits awarded on a Continental Airlines Vacations® package purchased at continental.com. Activity may be repeated. Credits awarded upon travel completion. See terms and conditions for complete details.

Acquire the Continental Airlines Presidential PlusSM World MasterCard® 50
First purchase must be made by Nov. 30, 2009, to earn Mileathon credit. Learn more and apply now. Credits awarded upon approval. Continental Airlines is wholly responsible for fulfillment of Mileathon Credits. Accounts subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Annual credit card fee applies. Continental Airlines credit cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. All One Pass terms and conditions apply. See Continental Airlines Presidential Plus World MasterCard® or Continental Airlines Presidential Plus World MasterCard® for Business for pricing and reward details.

Acquire a Continental Airlines Credit Card from Chase 30
First purchase must be made by Nov. 30, 2009, to earn Mileathon credit. Learn more and apply now. Credits awarded upon approval. Continental Airlines is wholly responsible for fulfillment of Mileathon Credits. Accounts subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Annual credit card fee applies. Continental Airlines credit cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. All One Pass terms and conditions apply. See Continental Airlines World MasterCard®, Continental Airlines TravelBank World MasterCard® or Continental Airlines World Mastercard® for Business for pricing and rewards details.

Acquire a Continental Airlines Debit Card from Chase 20
First purchase must be made by Nov. 30, 2009, to earn Mileathon credit. Learn more and apply now. Continental Airlines is wholly responsible for fulfillment of Mileathon Credits. Account is subject to approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Annual fee applies. Continental Airlines Debit Cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. All One Pass terms and conditions apply. See Continental Airlines Debit MasterCard® from Chase, Continental Airlines Preferred Debit MasterCard® from Chase or Continental Airlines Business Debit MasterCard® from Chase for pricing and rewards details.

Acquire a Continental Airlines KeyMiles Debit Card from KeyBank 20
First purchase must be made by Nov. 30, 2009, to earn Mileathon credit. Learn more and apply now. Credits awarded upon approval. Continental Airlines is wholly responsible for fulfillment of Mileathon Credits. Restrictions and limitations apply. Annual membership fee applies. KeyMiles Debit Cards are issued by KeyBank National Association or its affiliate. All One Pass terms and conditions apply.

Purchase or renew a Presidents Club® membership 20
Credits awarded on a Presidents Club membership purchased or renewed at continental.com. See Mileathon terms and conditions for complete details.

Enroll in the OnePass frequent flyer program 2
Only first-time enrollments are eligible for credit. See Mileathon terms and conditions for complete details.

Sign up for Continental e-mail subscriptions 3
Includes OnePass Statement e-mail, News & Offers and continental.com Specials at continental.com. Credits will be awarded per e-mail subscription; for first-time subscribers only. See terms and conditions for complete details.

Make a ShopOnePass™ floral purchase 3
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Old Sep 1, 09, 12:00 am
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Sadly for me, this is the third Mileathon in a row that I cannot benefit from. Do Continental not value folks that buy one way tickets ?. I almost never have a round trip, I am always going either one way, or flying out of one and returning from another. This happened two mileathons ago, I bought about 40 trips, and got zip for it.

bummer
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Old Sep 1, 09, 12:13 am
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Originally Posted by CO_Nonrev_elite View Post
Sadly for me, this is the third Mileathon in a row that I cannot benefit from. Do Continental not value folks that buy one way tickets ?. I almost never have a round trip, I am always going either one way, or flying out of one and returning from another. This happened two mileathons ago, I bought about 40 trips, and got zip for it.

bummer
Really? I got a lot of points in the last one for one way trips. They post at half the number of points as a roundtrip.
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Old Sep 1, 09, 12:16 am
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Really? I got a lot of points in the last one for one way trips. They post at half the number of points as a roundtrip.
The last one I wasn't invited for (it targeted almost everyone I know except me). The one before was the one that I was targeted, but my flying habits didn't qualify. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if you are right and that is what happens this time around

thanks
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Old Sep 1, 09, 1:34 am
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Just tried to sign up and received this message:

“Thank you for your interest in Mileathon. However, the credit-earning period for this promotion expired on Dec. 31, 2009 [yes, 2009?!]. We invite you to find out about other OnePass promotions and offers.”

Perhaps I got this because I’m in CA right now, my computer is on Pacific time, and it’s not yet 1 Sept?

And I did get the email invite about a week ago when the link wasn’t yet active.

Update: it’s after midnight CA time, and I got the same message. Will try again in the morning.

Last edited by From NYC; Sep 1, 09 at 2:04 am
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Old Sep 1, 09, 1:47 am
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Originally Posted by From NYC View Post
Just tried to sign up and received this message:

“Thank you for your interest in Mileathon. However, the credit-earning period for this promotion expired on Dec. 31, 2009 [yes, 2009?!]. We invite you to find out about other OnePass promotions and offers.”

Perhaps I got this because I’m in CA right now, my computer is on Pacific time, and it’s not yet 1 Sept?

And I did get the email invite about a week ago when the link wasn’t yet active.
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Old Sep 1, 09, 2:06 am
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I'm in California, and had no problem registering
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Old Sep 1, 09, 3:12 am
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Originally Posted by From NYC View Post
Just tried to sign up and received this message:

“Thank you for your interest in Mileathon. However, the credit-earning period for this promotion expired on Dec. 31, 2009 [yes, 2009?!]. We invite you to find out about other OnePass promotions and offers.”

Perhaps I got this because I’m in CA right now, my computer is on Pacific time, and it’s not yet 1 Sept?

And I did get the email invite about a week ago when the link wasn’t yet active.

Update: it’s after midnight CA time, and I got the same message. Will try again in the morning.
Hi From NYC, we're aware of the issue, and it should be corrected later this morning.

Originally Posted by CO_Nonrev_elite View Post
Sadly for me, this is the third Mileathon in a row that I cannot benefit from. Do Continental not value folks that buy one way tickets ?. I almost never have a round trip, I am always going either one way, or flying out of one and returning from another. This happened two mileathons ago, I bought about 40 trips, and got zip for it.

bummer
Hi CO_Nonrev_elite, we've actually run this promotion both ways in the past (bad pun intended). I'll double check to see if one way booking will earn Mileathon credits this time around.
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I got the above error message too. Incidentally, if you read the terms and conditions, here is what it says about round trip and one-way flights.

Purchasing tickets

Flight credits are earned on tickets purchased and flown in J, F, C, D, Z, Y, B, M, H, K, Q, U or V fare classes. OnePass number must be provided at the time of booking. Credits will be earned upon travel completion. Travel must be completed between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2009, to qualify for credit. All qualifying travel must be for round-trip flights operated by Continental Airlines; Continental Express*; Continental Micronesia and Continental Connection** for which you are earning OnePass miles. Not valid on any other codeshare flights. One-way travel will qualify for half of the credit earning indicated for a specified fare class. Bonus miles do not count toward Elite qualification.


Now I had a few one ways that did not post last year but I did not follow up because it wouldn't have helped me get closer to the next threshold.

Edited to add: I just noticed that this mileathon is only good for fares booked at continental.com. CO Insider, those of us who have to book via a corporate travel agent still get no love. I book the required fare classes to get my miles at the 100% level with my TA. This is yet another promotion where those who are required to use an alternative source for travel bookings get messed over.
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Old Sep 1, 09, 6:24 am
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4:23 AM MST/PDT and still getting "Thank you for your interest in Mileathon. However, the credit-earning period for this promotion expired on Dec. 31, 2009. We invite you to find out about other OnePass promotions and offers."
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