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[PREM FARE GONE] SkyTeam (Aero Mexico) - ORD/LAX/MIA/others to EZE - $1325 - $1500ish

[PREM FARE GONE] SkyTeam (Aero Mexico) - ORD/LAX/MIA/others to EZE - $1325 - $1500ish

Old Jun 15, 15, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by 5DMarkIIguy View Post
Availability has dried up on aeromexico.com.
Seemed like availability from LAX dried up yesterday, and today it looked like availability from ORD was heading in the same direction so I just pulled the trigger on one from ORD to EZE in mid-December ... didn't mess with the MasterCard since it seemed like I may lose refundability on at least part of it and my wife will earn Silver Medallion just from those four segments too, so it's not like there is no benefit to paying more in this case.
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Old Jun 15, 15, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by yohanson View Post
I just booked a ticket ORD-MEX-EZE 4-9 November for $1438. I've never been to EZE or any part of Argentina. Anything I should know for those of you that have been there before?
Blue exchange rates! Do not prepay for hotel rooms but settle the bill with (Argentinian) cash when you leave.

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Old Jun 15, 15, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by 5DMarkIIguy View Post
If you want to credit to AS, book on AM
Do you mean book on aeromexico.com or make sure that you are flying on AM metal? I am doing both and want to credit to AS, but curious what you mean.

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Blue exchange rates! Do not prepay for hotel rooms but settle the bill with cash when you leave.
Please explain what "blue exchange rates" are. Thanks!
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Old Jun 15, 15, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by Single_Flyer View Post
Do you mean book on aeromexico.com or make sure that you are flying on AM metal? I am doing both and want to credit to AS, but curious what you mean.



Please explain what "blue exchange rates" are. Thanks!
There's a thread on this in the Argentina destination forum.
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Old Jun 15, 15, 12:45 pm
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Can anyone confirm how MQDs work on this? I'm booked SFO-EZE-SFO, total 12,931 miles (per Great Circle Mapper) in C class. DL says C class on AM is 30% of miles flown. So I should get 12931x0.3= 3879 MQD (for a $1400 ticket)?

If that's correct, then this deal just keeps on getting better!
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Old Jun 15, 15, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
Can anyone confirm how MQDs work on this? I'm booked SFO-EZE-SFO, total 12,931 miles (per Great Circle Mapper) in C class. DL says C class on AM is 30% of miles flown. So I should get 12931x0.3= 3879 MQD (for a $1400 ticket)?

If that's correct, then this deal just keeps on getting better!
Yes that is how it worked for me this year!
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Old Jun 15, 15, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Single_Flyer View Post
Please explain what "blue exchange rates" are. Thanks!
It's the unofficial/blackmarket rate for converting from US dollars into Argentine pesos in such a way that helps some to circumvent Argentine capital and currency convertibilit controls and thereby get a much better exchange rate than the government-managed official exchange rate.
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Old Jun 15, 15, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
Can anyone confirm how MQDs work on this? I'm booked SFO-EZE-SFO, total 12,931 miles (per Great Circle Mapper) in C class. DL says C class on AM is 30% of miles flown. So I should get 12931x0.3= 3879 MQD (for a $1400 ticket)?
Isn't MQDs based on ticket price, not distance flown, so $1400 x 30% = 420 MQDs?

Edited to add: Just found this on dl.com: Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) apply to Medallion qualification. Flights marketed and ticketed by partners may earn MQDs based on a percentage of distance flown* as determined by the fare class paid. Sounds like you're correct.
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Old Jun 15, 15, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by FlytheTail View Post
Isn't MQDs based on ticket price, not distance flown, so $1400 x 30% = 420 MQDs?

Edited to add: Just found this on dl.com: Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQDs) apply to Medallion qualification. Flights marketed and ticketed by partners may earn MQDs based on a percentage of distance flown* as determined by the fare class paid. Sounds like you're correct.
Yep I received over $4000 in MQD for my $1400 LAX-MAD flight in business on Alitalia :-)
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Old Jun 15, 15, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Single_Flyer View Post
Do you mean book on aeromexico.com or make sure that you are flying on AM metal? I am doing both and want to credit to AS, but curious what you mean.
Book on aeromexico. AS will not credit for code share flights so flying on AM metal is a must anyway.
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Old Jun 15, 15, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by olouie View Post
Yep I received over $4000 in MQD for my $1400 LAX-MAD flight in business on Alitalia :-)
Great, thanks! I couldn't find any options booking into J (that would have been 200% MQM and 40% MQD) but C is not bad also (150%, 30%)
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Originally Posted by 5DMarkIIguy View Post
Book on aeromexico. AS will not credit for code share flights so flying on AM metal is a must anyway.
I did book on Aeromexico.com, but wondering why that is important for AS credit? As long as you fly on AM metal, couldn't you book through Orbitz?
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Old Jun 15, 15, 4:39 pm
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Booked two of these ORD-EZE for $1260 each via the Mastercard World Travel service. Saved about $100 on each ticket but lost the refundable option. Life is a trade off and it's still a great deal. Booked into D class.
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Old Jun 15, 15, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Single_Flyer View Post
I did book on Aeromexico.com, but wondering why that is important for AS credit? As long as you fly on AM metal, couldn't you book through Orbitz?
In all probability, you'll get the AS miles. Just enter your Alaska ff number on the Orbitz booking page and be sure to keep you AM boarding passes and ticket numbers in case you have to file a missing miles claim with AS.

Booking with Orbitz is opaque, and you can't be sure you'll get a published fare or an unpublished one (no miles). But it's better than not going at all if you can't get what you want thru the airline website.

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Old Jun 15, 15, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by tc fly girl View Post
Booked two of these ORD-EZE for $1260 each via the Mastercard World Travel service. Saved about $100 on each ticket but lost the refundable option. Life is a trade off and it's still a great deal. Booked into D class.
You also lose the miles etc on the second ticket. That was enough to put me off of buying through the MC deal.
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