Is asking for ORC unnecesary now?

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Old Feb 25, 15, 1:23 pm
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Is asking for ORC unnecesary now?

So I'll be the first one to fully admit that I STILL don't fully understand all the nuances of the new mileage accrual system on DL.

I do think I understand, though, that the new accrual of MQM's is now based on status X ticket price rather then distance flown. So if that's true then is asking for ORC unnecessary from an MQM standpoint at least? (ie whether you go from BOS-MSP-DCA or BOS-JFK-DCA it's still the same MQM's, right?) Can someone please help me w/ this?

Thanks and good luck to everyone to/from/thru ATL today, I suspect operations are a mess.
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Old Feb 25, 15, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by soxfanndc View Post
So I'll be the first one to fully admit that I STILL don't fully understand all the nuances of the new mileage accrual system on DL.

I do think I understand, though, that the new accrual of MQM's is now based on status X ticket price rather then distance flown. So if that's true then is asking for ORC unnecessary from an MQM standpoint at least? (ie whether you go from BOS-MSP-DCA or BOS-JFK-DCA it's still the same MQM's, right?) Can someone please help me w/ this?

Thanks and good luck to everyone to/from/thru ATL today, I suspect operations are a mess.
No, MQMs are still based on miles flown. RDMs are based on fair paid.
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Old Feb 25, 15, 1:42 pm
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No, MQMs are still based on miles flown. RDMs are based on fair paid.
although some may think the fare they paid is unfair ...
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Old Feb 25, 15, 1:48 pm
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The real question is whether you have to request ORC for RDM if you get rebooked onto another carrier--I imagine the answer is yes.
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Old Feb 25, 15, 3:31 pm
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although some may think the fare they paid is unfair ...
. My bad
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