2016 M&M Status Requalification Race

Old Jan 4, 16, 5:03 am
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2016 M&M Status Requalification Race

Here is the new thread for 2016!

I'm still at zero miles...
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Old Jan 4, 16, 5:19 am
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Originally Posted by Rambuster View Post
Here is the new thread for 2016!

I'm still at zero miles...
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Old Jan 4, 16, 6:03 am
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Wow, you must have flown a lot since new year's eve. Is it physically possible to reach such a number so quickly??
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Old Jan 4, 16, 6:13 am
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Wow, you must have flown a lot since new year's eve. Is it physically possible to reach such a number so quickly??
yes, since the hon Circle Miles counter counts over a two years time period:-)
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Old Jan 4, 16, 7:27 am
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2016 is a "dead year" for me. So I will watch the show. Good luck all !
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Old Jan 4, 16, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by kasi View Post
yes, since the hon Circle Miles counter counts over a two years time period:-)
Ah I see, that's how it works..it's great that you get to do so much. On the other hand, I recently read an article in the Wirtschaftswoche magazine about how really serious frequent flying is not necessarily so good for one's long term health!
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Old Jan 4, 16, 7:59 am
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That WiWo article was a sad piece of journalism...
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Old Jan 4, 16, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by kasi View Post
yes, since the hon Circle Miles counter counts over a two years time period:-)
In that case I would be at just over 300k too.
However, the first quarter of 2016 will be dedicated to BA,JL,QR and EK.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 11:19 am
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That WiWo article was a sad piece of journalism...
Yes I did wonder about it. My partner who is a doctor was fairly dismissive of it.

One question though: last year (2015) I qualified for FTL and my status is extended to February 2018. If I do the 30 segments again this year and requalify will it be extended to 2020? I had a couple of dead years before requalifying in 2015.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 1:04 pm
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Yes I did wonder about it. My partner who is a doctor was fairly dismissive of it.

One question though: last year (2015) I qualified for FTL and my status is extended to February 2018. If I do the 30 segments again this year and requalify will it be extended to 2020? I had a couple of dead years before requalifying in 2015.
Easy:
As your status is valid until 02/2018, you can requalify in 2016 OR 2017.
If you do so in 2016, then 2017 will be a dead year.
If you don't in 2016, you have the possibility in 2017.
No matter if you requalify in 2016 or 2017, your status will be extended till 02/2020.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by PetzLUX View Post
Easy:
As your status is valid until 02/2018, you can requalify in 2016 OR 2017.
If you do so in 2016, then 2017 will be a dead year.
If you don't in 2016, you have the possibility in 2017.
No matter if you requalify in 2016 or 2017, your status will be extended till 02/2020.
As those lovely people running M&M seem set on making it even harder to qualify, it might be better to attempt to do so in 2016 rather than 2017.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 6:40 pm
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My status was until 2/2017 and I requalified in 2015, so now good until 2/2019. So 2016 is dead year for me...
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Old Jan 4, 16, 6:43 pm
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Dead for me also :-) Will credit to SK now and see if I reach Diamond again.
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Old Jan 4, 16, 8:01 pm
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Dead year for me too. Will probably credit to M&M nonetheless and also requalify SQ PPS. I am very happy with SQ for my longhauls to Asia so why should I fly something else. On the other hand the benefits of PPS are marginal to me. But as a simple minded person I do enjoy FC wines/champagne in C . And since you can double dip PPS comes in almost automatically.
I am also tempted by QR but they don't have an attractive night flight schedule to my usual Asian destinations.
To the US etc. I continue to fly LH/LX.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 12:16 am
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Ironically my first flight in 2016 will be MUC-CGN on AB. IN their ultralight eco fare, where you don't even get to pick a seat at checkin. LH was 40EUR cheaper if I was willing to hang a round in CGN for 4 hours more on a friday afternoon, but my colleague had already picked the earlier AB flight

I'm curious what is going to be more horrid: visiting the BMWi mandarins or the AB middle seat at 8am
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