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New SkyMiles Award Pricing For Travel On or After October 1, 2016

New SkyMiles Award Pricing For Travel On or After October 1, 2016

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For travel on or after October 1, 2016, the new low level awards apply:

NA-SW Pacific (incl. Australia) 45k economy 95k business each way
NA-Japan 35k economy 80k business each way
NA-Europe 30k economy 62.5k business each way (J has increased to 70K each way in late summer 2016)
NA-Middle East 35k economy 70k business each way
NA-South Africa 40k economy 95k business each way
NA-Southern South America 30k economy 75k business each way
NA-Africa 40k economy 80k business each way
HNL-N.Asia 30K X, 60K O (was 50K, was 35K) ow
HNL-S.Asia 35K X, 60K O (was 50K, was 35K) ow
HNL-SW Pacific (incl. Australia) 45K X, 95K O (was 80K) ow
N.Asia-S.Asia 22.5K X, 50K O (was 40K) ow (yes 50K for a short 2~3h "domestic first" type of flight!)

For travel on or after June 1, 2016, additional fare classes are eligible for SkyMiles upgrades:
Within North American and northern South America, L/U/T fares are now eligible. (Previously only Y/B/M/S/H/Q/K)
For all other markets, S/H/Q/K fares are now eligible. (Previously only Y/B/M)

SkyMiles Upgrade Awards will also require more miles. Prices for the following markets as quoted by multiple reservations agents: (Pricing is one-way)

Domestic (except JFK-LAX/SFO, Hawaii, etc.):
Y/B/M: 15,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 20,000 miles
L/U/T: 30,000 miles

Domestic Premium Routes (JFK-LAX/SFO)
Y/B/M: 25,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 35,000 miles
L/U/T: 45,000 miles

US-Hawaii
Y/B/M: 30,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 45,000 miles
L/U/T: 55,000 miles

US-Canada
Y/B/M: 15,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 20,000 miles
L/U/T: 30,000 miles

US-Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bermuda, Caribbean
Y/B/M: 15,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 20,000 miles
L/U/T: 30,000 miles

US-Northern South America
Y/B/M: 30,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 45,000 miles
L/U/T: 55,000 miles

US-Southern South America
Y/B/M: 60,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 80,000 miles

US-Europe:
Y/B/M: 60,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 80,000 miles

US-Northern Asia (Japan/Korea/China):
Y/B/M: 60,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 80,000 miles

US-Southeast/Southwest Asia, Micronesia, Southwest Pacific:
Y/B/M: 80,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 115,000 miles

US-Africa (incl. South Africa)
Y/B/M: 80,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 115,000 miles

US-Middle East
Y/B/M: 80,000 miles
S/H/Q/K: 115,000 miles
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Old Jan 6, 16, 10:27 am
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New SkyMiles Award Pricing For Travel On or After October 1, 2016

Looking like new low level US-Australia 45k coach 95k first/business each way.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 10:28 am
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Looking like new low level US-Australia 45k coach 95k first/business each way.
If only we had an award chart listed by DL to go on...
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Old Jan 6, 16, 10:33 am
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Looking like new low level US-Australia 45k coach 95k first/business each way.
It also seems low level can only be gotten on partners via China or ICN. Haven't seen a DL metal low award in quite awhile.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 10:44 am
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Business class jumped to 95k for O with partners from 80k yesterday. Looks like I snoozed I lost.
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USA->Japan now pricing 35k economy and 80k business.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by 123Go View Post
Business class jumped to 95k for O with partners from 80k yesterday. Looks like I snoozed I lost.
Wow. Glad I snagged my 160k tickets last month! Though I'm guessing this effectively means no more itinerary tweaking for me without coughing up an extra 30k RDM...

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USA->Japan now pricing 35k economy and 80k business.
Has anyone discovered the new floor for USA-SIN? I would assume also 80k in J as it's usually be in the same 'Zone' as Japan?
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Has anyone discovered the new floor for USA-SIN? I would assume also 80k in J as it's usually be in the same 'Zone' as Japan?
Yes, it's 80k. And it seems this pricing is actually in effect for October 1, 2016 and onward. Flights before then are still at the old levels.

Domestic + Transcon seem unchanged. Hawaii seems unchanged. Europe seems unchanged. India seems unchanged. Caribbean seems unchanged. Northern South America seems unchanged. Southern South America seems to have jumped from 62.5k each way to 75k for Low/Level 1.

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As noted, does not go into effect until Oct. 1. 45K for coach is a reduction from the current 50K.

Note this is the Southwest Pacific Zone (not just Australia) --

American Samoa, Australia, Christmas Islands, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna Islands
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Originally Posted by javabytes View Post
Yes, it's 80k. And it seems this pricing is actually in effect for October 1, 2016 and onward. Flights before then are still at the old levels.

Domestic + Transcon seem unchanged. Hawaii seems unchanged. Europe seems unchanged. India seems unchanged. Caribbean seems unchanged. Northern South America seems unchanged. Southern South America seems to have jumped from 62.5k each way to 75k for Low/Level 1.
How do you know it is low-level that has changed, and not just that low-level has disappeared and the level you are quoting are mid-level levels?
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Old Jan 6, 16, 12:51 pm
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How do you know it is low-level that has changed, and not just that low-level has disappeared and the level you are quoting are mid-level levels?
The fare codes
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Originally Posted by 123Go View Post
Looking like new low level US-Australia 45k coach 95k first/business each way.
Likely due in response to the new american route. Dollar price has come down a little as well
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Likely due in response to the new american route. Dollar price has come down a little as well
So the response to AA is to increase the award price?
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How do you know it is low-level that has changed, and not just that low-level has disappeared and the level you are quoting are mid-level levels?
I posted a couple of screen caps of the VA and KE flight results in the Partner Award sticky: Z and O respectively for business.
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Originally Posted by javabytes View Post
Yes, it's 80k. And it seems this pricing is actually in effect for October 1, 2016 and onward. Flights before then are still at the old levels.

Domestic + Transcon seem unchanged. Hawaii seems unchanged. Europe seems unchanged. India seems unchanged. Caribbean seems unchanged. Northern South America seems unchanged. Southern South America seems to have jumped from 62.5k each way to 75k for Low/Level 1.
Not all is unchanged.
What used to be 35K one way for O until not long ago is now 60K (until Oct 1, 2016 was already a staggering 50K): Hawaii to Asia is now indeed an unbelievably high 60K in low (which practically never exists on DL flights anyway as of Jan 1, 2016 massive and permanent inventory/availability reduction), for just short 6 hour flights (but again, not like any DL or KE flights are ever even available at that).
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