Just joined a little club called HON Circle !

Old Aug 23, 19, 11:35 am
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Smile Just joined a little club called HON Circle !

Hi Everyone,

Long time lurker...after quite a bit of traveling I've reached HON status. Just wondering if there are any other US-based HON's here in the forum...if so, perhaps you can answer a couple of questions:

1) Should I expect some sort of welcome email?
2) How long did it take to receive the HON welcome package in the US after qualification?
3) When do I get my dedicated rep? (though I've heard they aren't the greatest)
4) Can someone confirm that if my qualification for HON was 2018/19 that any additional miles accrued this year don't count towards re-qualification and that the period then is not 2019-20 and instead 2020-21?

Thanks again!
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Old Aug 23, 19, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by MBR18 View Post
Hi Everyone,

Long time lurker...after quite a bit of traveling I've reached HON status. Just wondering if there are any other US-based HON's here in the forum...if so, perhaps you can answer a couple of questions:

1) Should I expect some sort of welcome email?
2) How long did it take to receive the HON welcome package in the US after qualification?
3) When do I get my dedicated rep? (though I've heard they aren't the greatest)
4) Can someone confirm that if my qualification for HON was 2018/19 that any additional miles accrued this year don't count towards re-qualification and that the period then is not 2019-20 and instead 2020-21?

Thanks again!
Welcome to the club!

I am not aware of any US based HON on FT but maybe we have some in hiding.

Yes you you should receive a letter or email welcoming you. Not sure how that works in the US.

Youíre right on requal - another recent HON just asked the same in the Requal thread!
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Old Aug 23, 19, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by MBR18 View Post
Hi Everyone,

Long time lurker...after quite a bit of traveling I've reached HON status. Just wondering if there are any other US-based HON's here in the forum...if so, perhaps you can answer a couple of questions:

1) Should I expect some sort of welcome email?
2) How long did it take to receive the HON welcome package in the US after qualification?
3) When do I get my dedicated rep? (though I've heard they aren't the greatest)
4) Can someone confirm that if my qualification for HON was 2018/19 that any additional miles accrued this year don't count towards re-qualification and that the period then is not 2019-20 and instead 2020-21?

Thanks again!
ok there is at least me (LAX based) ;-)

1) you'll likely get something in the mail, not sure about email. back in 2010 when I first qualified, the Western US Sales Director actually came and brought me the welcome package. My guess is they stopped that.
2) the renewal package I usually get around November
3) yes, you will get one, mine is NY based. YMMV on the usefulness of that rep
4) correct they won't count for requal but if you get to 650k HON miles or more you get some goodies to chose from depending on how much above. the requal starts with 2020 for you
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Old Aug 24, 19, 12:24 am
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Welcome to the Club MBR18 & to FT !
As you say long time lurker from 2011 & that is a lot of flying to qualify already, especially someone MIA based.
Hope you enjoy the benefits earned.
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Old Aug 24, 19, 2:00 am
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Originally Posted by MichielR View Post
I am not aware of any US based HON on FT but maybe we have some in hiding.
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ok there is at least me (LAX based) ;-)
Apologies...
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Old Aug 24, 19, 2:16 am
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Congratulations! Enjoy and report your experiences to us. I will never get there, but as Harry Callahan said "a man's got to know his limitations".
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Old Aug 24, 19, 2:33 am
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Hats off to both of you, even most European-based frequent fliers donít make it to HON.

Out of curiosity, whatís your travel pattern? US-Asia via Europe or US-EU-US like a ping pong ball...?

Either way, safe travels.
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Old Aug 24, 19, 2:33 am
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In my experience the US HON phone line is *much* more customer service focused and willing to help and find a solution. Theyíre also *much* less about enforcing the rules for the sake of it. I know which number I call when I need help lol...
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Old Aug 24, 19, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by vantage03 View Post
In my experience the US HON phone line is *much* more customer service focused and willing to help and find a solution. Theyíre also *much* less about enforcing the rules for the sake of it. I know which number I call when I need help lol...
Interesting, the U.K. number gets routed to CPT, say no more ...... i donít call that number & use the DE one
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Old Aug 24, 19, 10:28 am
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Congrats!

About 9 times a year (for two years) from the west coast to Europe and back in F would do it...
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Old Aug 24, 19, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post
Interesting, the U.K. number gets routed to CPT, say no more ...... i donít call that number & use the DE one
I didnít know there was a UK HON number lol.. Iíve always called the DE one, but if I need to ask for a favour which involves rules being bent slightly, I call the US line
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Old Aug 24, 19, 2:15 pm
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Congrats!

About 9 times a year (for two years) from the west coast to Europe and back in F would do it...
Yes but your not syncing your trips correctly with the Ducks.......
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Old Aug 24, 19, 5:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Vixit View Post
Hats off to both of you, even most European-based frequent fliers donít make it to HON.

Out of curiosity, whatís your travel pattern? US-Asia via Europe or US-EU-US like a ping pong ball...?

Either way, safe travels.
ItĎs US-EU-US about 12-15 times a year in C. Manageable, since I only have maybe 1 to 2 US domestics a month.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 12:26 am
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FWIW I never got a personal rep when I made HON.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 2:00 am
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Originally Posted by sophialite View Post
FWIW I never got a personal rep when I made HON.
It could take them a month or so to get in touch.
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