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oneworld Sapphire for 263$ per month, anyone?

oneworld Sapphire for 263$ per month, anyone?

Old Sep 9, 17, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
Anyone flying enough to make paying that much per month worth it, is easily qualifying for Sapphire already
Unless you're flying a lot on redemptions/awards, in which case you won't be earning any status from travel, but could easily get a lot of benefit from having it.
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Old Sep 9, 17, 4:03 am
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Pretty good deal for people who don't fly a lot.
Think about it, a few legs in Y TATL w/o status and you wish to check 2 bags, can be cheaper then already to purchase a monthly pass.
And hey, you can skip the plebs at checkin
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Old Sep 9, 17, 4:16 am
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Old Sep 9, 17, 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by Rami Tamimi View Post
I would say it's not in the spirit of OW rules, but does OW care? They are clearly not bothered by all those status matches given by AB (and if you look at the Russian analogue of FT, you will see that many provided fake cards to AB and got matched). Same with TK, except that they are in *A.
The airline that provides the status is responsible for paying for some of the benefits. Lounge for sure, not sure about luggage, seat selection etc.

And no matter how many people have give-away AB status, it is still a drop in the ocean for the major Oneworld airlines because the gamers, almost by definition, aren't travelling enough to earn status the usual way.
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Old Sep 9, 17, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
The airline that provides the status is responsible for paying for some of the benefits. Lounge for sure, not sure about luggage, seat selection etc.

And no matter how many people have give-away AB status, it is still a drop in the ocean for the major Oneworld airlines because the gamers, almost by definition, aren't travelling enough to earn status the usual way.
No, it's not.
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Old Sep 10, 17, 3:58 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
The airline that provides the status is responsible for paying for some of the benefits. Lounge for sure, not sure about luggage, seat selection etc.

And no matter how many people have give-away AB status, it is still a drop in the ocean for the major Oneworld airlines because the gamers, almost by definition, aren't travelling enough to earn status the usual way.
In oneworld, it's the operating carrier who pays for the lounge access regardless of which FFP you are using. This is in contrast to *A.
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Old Oct 6, 17, 11:57 am
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You have to fly at least once on S7 airlines to be able to purchase status. Also, not clear if itís required to fly at least once every year. If so, would that be calendar year or registration year.
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Old Oct 6, 17, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by jktraveler View Post
You have to fly at least once on S7 airlines to be able to purchase status. Also, not clear if it’s required to fly at least once every year. If so, would that be calendar year or registration year.
Fair point, I did not think about this...but then again people on the BA board fly LHR>HNL with like 5 stops to get Gold (Emerald) status on BA, so I think a quick FRA>DME>VIE trip will do the trick. S7 is also expanding their OVB hub these days, so something like FRA/DUS/DXB-OVB-Asia is worth looking at if you are starting your trip from these airpots.

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Old Oct 6, 17, 1:57 pm
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Old Oct 8, 17, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by skunker View Post
I doubt it. AA sells status through year end boosts and challenges.
and US used to sell status outright - $4,000 got you top tier for a year.
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Old May 26, 20, 7:40 am
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An update on this: I spoke to S7 CS and apparently they stopped selling OneWorld status since 1st of October 2019. Lets see what post-corona world of promos will bring!
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