Surprised nobody has started a thread about this news from AC yet! This is the most significant change to the AC elite program yet, and for many of us without the largess of corporate sponsors, means using upgrades and getting elite status will be a thing of the past. With no official warning AC posted this earlier today: http://www.aircanada.com/en/news/121016_b.html eUpgrades and changes to Tango Plus booking classes Effective October 16, 2012, booking classes T, L and K will no longer be sold under the Tango Plus fare option for travel to Europe, Israel, Asia, Australia and South America. On these markets, these booking classes will transition to the Tango fare option. As a result, bookings made on or after that date in any of the three classes will no longer be eligible for eUpgrades.If you are an Air Canada Super Elite or Elite member and you made a booking in T, L or K class before October 16, 2012, you will be rebooked into a Tango Plus booking class and your reservation will remain eligible for eUpgrades . Note that all Aeroplan members who made a booking in T, L or K class before October 16, 2012 will earn 100% Status Miles for travel across these markets.