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Old Jul 12, 19, 8:07 am
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WJ dollars earning question...

Forgive me, but I'm a relatively infrequent WJ flyer since they dropped YYT-LGW direct. I was succesful in status match to AC E35k to get gold this year & have recently flown one TATL via YHZ with another coming up next week and potentially 2-3 more before the end of the year. I have a question on WJ dollars. They are earned once you have flown (as per AC AQD) but is earning for status retention also linked to when you booked? Specifically I booked travel back in Feb for July but didn't get gold Status until April. Will that July travel booked before I had status count towards retaining gold status for next year?

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Old Jul 12, 19, 9:32 am
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Your online Westjet$ account will show your Qualifying Year period and spend; whatever falls into that bucket will count for status earning and retention.
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Old Jul 12, 19, 11:41 am
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Qualifying spend is related to the date the flight is flown. Your spend is related to your qualifying year, not to your promotional year.
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Old Jul 24, 19, 12:40 am
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Maybe this is a good thread to ask this: I had a two-leg itinerary. The first leg shows $221 as eligible spend, the second one $70. Each one earned me 1 WestJet Dollar.

Why didn't I earn 2 WestJet Dollars for the first segment? 1% of 221 = >2.
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Old Jul 24, 19, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by sokolov View Post
Maybe this is a good thread to ask this: I had a two-leg itinerary. The first leg shows $221 as eligible spend, the second one $70. Each one earned me 1 WestJet Dollar.

Why didn't I earn 2 WestJet Dollars for the first segment? 1% of 221 = >2.
What tier are you in? Teal earns 0.5%, Silver 3%, Gold 5% and Platinum 8%. If you are Teal, 0.5% of $221 = $1 and you were lucky they rounded up on the $70 leg to $1.
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Old Jul 26, 19, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by wzzy22 View Post
What tier are you in? Teal earns 0.5%, Silver 3%, Gold 5% and Platinum 8%. If you are Teal, 0.5% of $221 = $1 and you were lucky they rounded up on the $70 leg to $1.
Thank you, that explains it. Was it always 0.5%? In my mind it was 1%.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 10:31 pm
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In Dec 2018 when Platinum tier came out, Teal was reduced from 1% to 0.5%.
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