Extended validity on eUpgrade Credits

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  1. Exit Row
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    From the SE Connection Newsletter:

    Big news! All eUpgrade Credits earned as of November 1, 2011, including those earned for achieving a Status Mile Threshold, or for an eligible Flight Pass activity, may be used for travel through February 28, 2013.
     
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    Hey this is good news - sadly all mine expire March 2011 ... good news is I have almost 100K travel in Q1 so may make use of most of mine anyway :)

    Is this on a web page somewhere?

    Update: Just saw my email from AE on this :)
     
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    Just my luck. Travel like a banshee all year and bank a giant pile of credits. Get Nov/Dec off travel and watch all of them vanish. Sigh....damn you Murphy!
     
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    Well it is curious that it states "Big news! All eUpgrade Credits earned as of November 1, 2011" ... note the AS OF Nov 01 .... so does that mean any i have right now (111 to be exact) are good until 2013? If so then excellent ... even though they may all be gone by March 1 due to travel (if I am lucky)...
     
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    Well they are good until end of Feb 2012 so if you travel Jan/Feb then they are still useful ...
     
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    1 flight to LHR and 1 flight to YUL in Jan and Feb. I don't see how I can drop 250ish credits on those.
     
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  7. You might get offers from some less fortunate fliers to be your upgrade friend until the end of Feb. 2012. I might consider doing that for someone if I have enough expiring certs left over which is doubtful as my January travel will be heavy.
     
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    I'm jealous of you Latitude flight passers and Executive farers. I have exactly 3 eupgrade credits right now. I haven't sat in J in 5 weeks. :eek:
     
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    I've already added one lucky random couple to my list. I offered to upgrade as many flights as they wanted, but they only fly once before the end of Feb. It's still a good use of credits though.
     
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    A post on CraigsList? ;) Will upgrade for ... :D
    [Seriously though .... nice touch thumbsup.gif ]
     
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    Was actually from TOBB. Someone was trying to find a use for 3 credits and mentioned that they had a TATL flight to get home to see family in Feb. Knowing his profession (military) I made the offer.

    I still wish that AC would setup a program where we could apply our credits to service men/women outside of our nominee list. Some limitations like "must travel in uniform and present active military ID" would be perfectly fine by me. Even limiting it to adding them to the list at the gate and flying on the same flight as the sponsor would be fine. I don't know who to present this to so that it get more ears than those on this list or Calin's email readers.
     
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    It may be a useful thing to raise to the attention or suggest to Ben?

     
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    Maybe. I was hoping to get into a good conversation at one of the SE events and see if I could make headway there. Unfortunately I still don't know that secret handshake.
     
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    Sorry!
     
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    I just did YYZ-LHR-YYZ in Y. For YYZ-NRT-YYZ I did J outbound and Y return.

    But I'm happy about the extension in validity -- I was hoping for this kind of thing when the eUpgrades were first introduced, and it's good to see AC followed through on it. A few months earlier might have been nice, but at least this catches my 120K threshold credits. :D
     
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    Can't remember last time in y for tansatlantic.
    Just ready to pass 100k and wife at 60k,. Will use the extended availabilty wisely in 2012.
     
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    If I am lucky I will use many if not most of my 111 currently in the account in Q1. Only time will tell.

    (Posted from my milePoint enabled iPhone)
     
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    You must be lucky enough to be able to fly on Latitude or J fares. Those of us that have to fly on T+ can't upgrade every time, thanks to a combination of R inventory and eUpgrade credit balance.
     
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    Indeed. While I have had the credits it has been the R space that has not been there for me.

    (Posted from my milePoint enabled iPhone)
     

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