Any reason to exceed 100K actual miles?

 
Old Oct 30, 01, 9:13 pm
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Any reason to exceed 100K actual miles?

It looks like I am going to end 2001 with 98,609 actual flown miles on NW, including the 5,000 miles given for the 200% partner match.

Is there any reason to take a short mileage run to exceed the 100K mark? Any unwritten perks for passing that level, etc?
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Old Oct 31, 01, 8:16 am
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I have exceeded 100K on NW for the past 6 years. The last two years I’ve flown more than 200K. I have received no special perks, unless “we appreciate your continued business” letters count. I was once asked to sit in on a wine tasting/selection board for the First Class wine list. I had to pass (travelling that week…big surprise). I keep with the CO/NW alliance for those FC upgrades and that great little 125% mileage bonus.
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Old Oct 31, 01, 1:19 pm
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Well it may sound stupid, but I'm going for double Platinum this year, on CO and NW. As a NW Plat I enjoy not having to wait for the automated upgrades, especially when they dont go through on CO. On CO it's the waived change fees CO Plat's get. I can use the miles interchangeably on either airline, but have access to the different parters offered by both. Plus hopefully the Ashford gift certs will be back this year....
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Old Nov 1, 01, 12:34 am
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I'm very close to having enough miles this year to get Platinum twice....150,000 miles. If anything happened at the 100,000 mile mark a number of months ago, I sure didn't notice it. Maybe I'll get a $2 Christmas/Holiday Card instead of a $1.50 Christmas/Holiday card for the extra seat time.
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Old Nov 1, 01, 9:19 am
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Zipper

can you expand a bit more on your waived change fees, I'm told that this is not a benefit for CO plats (I just made it to plat last week)

On CO it's the waived change fees CO Plat's get.
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Old Nov 1, 01, 11:34 am
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I can't confirm or deny.... am I sounding like Secretary Rumsfeld or what.... I had read on the boards last spring about change fees being waived, or so I though.... I'm gonna have to go back and re-read some threads again. Sorry if I caused any mis-information.
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