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Help! I have 400,000 Gold Points -- what airline should I deposit them with?

Help! I have 400,000 Gold Points -- what airline should I deposit them with?

Old Dec 22, 01, 1:07 am
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Help! I have 400,000 Gold Points -- what airline should I deposit them with?

I should have 100,000 miles to deposit in either my NW, UA, or DL account soon. I'd like to use them to go to Australia next year in business class.

I'm thinking UA is my best option from Boise, but I fly NW more often.

Also, do I get any sort of special status for having 100,000 miles put in my NW or UA account? I've never had any sort of status before. I've never earned a single point on UA before, and I only have 7,000 lifetime on NW. (I fly non-rev a lot)

Thanks!
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Old Dec 22, 01, 6:02 am
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AFAIK (and I'm about 98% sure) you aren't going to get anything on either of those airlines except for the miles in your acct.

Pick whichever airline flies to the destinations you are most likely to travel to.
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Old Dec 22, 01, 1:44 pm
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yeah, no status, sorry. AFAIK, status can only be earned the 'hard' way, but planting your butt in a seat and flying miles.

have fun with those goldpoints!
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Old Dec 22, 01, 2:07 pm
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Old Dec 22, 01, 6:31 pm
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SPAM isn't really the appropriate place for the threads. Isn't the appropriate forum Radisson?

Also, given the huge potential of what the Goldpoint arbitrage has to offer, I would have thought that this is something that's truly "buzz-worthy" and deserves to be brought front-and-centre.
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Old Dec 22, 01, 7:04 pm
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Indeed. I wouldn't have known about the GP/VM offer if this wasn't in MilesBuzz. Given that the promotion ends in a week, maybe we should just live with the comments in MilesBuzz, as they'll all die down after the promo ends on 12/31...

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Old Dec 23, 01, 4:00 am
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Goldpoints being the currency of Radisson, and threads relating thereto do NOT belong in SPAM.

This thread does belong in Radisson, it isn't Buzzworthy and everyone now being aware of the VM deal should be researching / discussing issues within the Radisson Forum.
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Old Dec 23, 01, 7:28 am
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Spuddbrother, the only place to gain status on non-flown miles is on AA, where 1,000,000 gets you lifetime Gold.

[This message has been edited by SAN man (edited 12-24-2001).]
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Old Dec 23, 01, 7:44 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by tummyg:
Goldpoints being the currency of Radisson, and threads relating thereto do NOT belong in SPAM.</font>
Goldpoints may be Radisson's currency, but most of these threads are about using them as points for various airlines, just as Clickrewards were, MyPoints are, etc.

Having the threads all over the place (some in the Radisson forum, some in this one, etc) is ludicrous. I agree with the moderator. SPAM is definitely the best place for them.
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Old Dec 23, 01, 11:29 am
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BA points are porbably the most valuable if you look at their award chart.
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Old Dec 23, 01, 11:53 am
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SanMan, neophyte FT person here.

Did I read you correctly: AA will give lifetime status to an individual who cranks out 1 mln of their miles in any way, shape, or form?

I utilize the AAdvantage cards in business. Currently I have approx 465,000 miles from the cards over the past couple of years. Am I in the running or am I jogging in place?

Thanks.


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Old Dec 24, 01, 12:13 am
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I wouldn't move points anywhere until you have a confirmed reservation for what you want to fly with an award. No point moving the miles into UA, for example, if UA doesn't have capacity when you want to go...
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Old Dec 24, 01, 8:39 am
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Snake - You are "spot on" as they say in London... AA gives you lifetime Gold for 1 million miles no matter how you get here. So you are almost half way there my friend. (now if you keep getting the heave ho - then the miles won't do you much good will they?

And Spud brother if you want someplace to deposit the miles --- AA - acount number C****** - I will be happy to trade the rest of my info for your miles. HA.

Actually since you fly non-rev alot -- put the miles where you think people you might want to give certificates to -- for example a family member who flys out of Dallas or LGW or whereever.
Since the miles won't do you much good == assume you fly non-rev whenever you want. ANd if I understand the program correctly - you can't upgrade non-rev seats.

Just my $.02



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Old Dec 24, 01, 10:31 am
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Yow !! CFM3RD, you're a funny cat !!

Needless to, Snake Pliskin will be making cell calls from the jetway in the future, or not at all. Don't need the heat!!

So...this is amazing news for me re: lifetime gold AA for using the credit card. I had no idea. Another benefit from the FT aces!

I checked the AA website, could find nada on the topic. Any leads on where to read about this / apply for it when the time is right?

Are any other airlines doing a similar program with credit cards?

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Old Dec 24, 01, 4:57 pm
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Snake, you get lifetime plat at 2 mill on AA.
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