140000Points/FTL worth to go for the FD promo?

Old Jan 22, 02, 11:46 am
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140000Points/FTL worth to go for the FD promo?

What do you feel is the threshold were it is worth to go for the promotion (matching status and points)
Are 140000Points/FTL worth to go for the FD promo?
... if all flights for the 12000 service points would be pure milage runs.



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Old Jan 22, 02, 11:54 am
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Well, the easiest thing to do is work backwards to determine if the cost-per-mile is acceptible to you.

Accruing 12,000 service points should cost about $1000. It can be done more cheaply, but $1000 is a nice round number and is realistic for two Europe-west coast US flights with connections.

140,000 points / $1000 = $0.007 per point -- which represents excellent value when most people value mileage at around $0.02 per mile. If you don't have lounge access currently, the lounge access is a nice benefit, too.

Hope this helps you make your decision.
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Old Jan 22, 02, 12:01 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by MatthewClement:
... Accruing 12,000 service points should cost about $1000. It can be done more cheaply, but $1000 is a nice round number and is realistic for two Europe-west coast US flights with connections.
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thanks,
I didn´t know it can be reached so cheaply.

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Old Jan 22, 02, 12:35 pm
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Piet, you are based in Germany (Europe-1). Go for 3 runs Neurenberg - Edinburg. Three runs NEU-EDI will bring you 3 x 4 x 1,100 = 13,200 service points for € 744 tax included.

Bringing 140k miles from your present programme will get you a total of 153,200 FD award points. Your cost will be 0.486 € cent per award point. I agree with Mathew that 2 € cent per mile / award point is good enough to go for it. You get your FD points at less than 0.5 € cent per award point.

For booking the runs check with KL's German wbsite : http://blum.knowone-ag.de/klm/europa.php

Note that you need 3 saturday nights at Edinburg if you want to avoid back-to-back ticketing. The cheapest hotels are at GBP 55 breakfast included.

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Old Jan 22, 02, 3:01 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by kurz:

Note that you need 3 saturday nights at Edinburg if you want to avoid back-to-back ticketing.
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It seems however that back-to-back is permitted on KL
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Old Jan 23, 02, 3:09 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by anandrag:
It seems however that back-to-back is permitted on KL</font>
At least I never had any problems
using back to back frequently to/from
the Netherlands Antilles. Saved a lot of money on C Class tickets.

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Old Jan 26, 02, 2:32 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by anandrag:
It seems however that back-to-back is permitted on KL</font>
Double-checked today with KL reservations. KL allows back-to-back ticketing!
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