LANPASS mileage accrual questions

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  1. Gaucho
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    Folks... if I book a deeply discounted economy fare (Q class) on American and fly a route all on AA metal but want to get mileage to my Lanpass account... what gives with mileage...? Do I still get full credit...?

    Im looking at a EZE to LAX and return fare and wanted to do LAN but aside from the crappy connections, fares are 50% more expensive than if I slum it on AA... hence Im looking at EZE JFK LAX on AA and now need to decide if I will bank mileage to AAdvantage or to Lanpass.... I have no status on either but want to know if it will make a difference when collecting in one program over the other.

    Thanks !!!
    Gaucho
     
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    LANpass should actually have a bit more show up, as they measure your travel in kilometers, not miles. There should be no reason why AA would give you more mileage when you fly with them.
     
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    Check the Lanpass home country rules (I assume you are AR-registered) as I don't know if there are any derivations between the various international Lanpass versions for accrual.
     
  4. Gaucho
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    Just to confirm... I flew all segments of a EZE DFW HOU LAX MIA EZE on AA metal on various discounted economy fares and all flights have posted promptly to my LAN Pass account.... as far as I can tell, 100% mileage/kilometer accrual.

    Now, I still cant figure out if flying on purchased AA tickets on AA metal I still get status miles awarded towards LanPass elite levels........ any ideas...?
     
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    As long as your LANPass number was registered, the base miles/kms flown will count toward elite status qualification on LAN.

    Note that if you are in a premium cabin on a OW airline, the bonus will NOT apply. Only bonuses for flights flown in LAN-metal premuim cabins count toward your elite status on LAN.
     
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    Thanks for the info.... my Premium bonus of 25% of accrued kms started posting for my return leg SFO-LIM and LIM-EZE....
     
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    Follow up question.... I assume that for status calculations, LANPass uses a calendar year... as in kilometers flown from Jan 1 till Dec 31st, is this correct...??
     
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    Yes, but the membership year is 1 April - 31 March.
     
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    Ok..... so, I qualified for lowly Premium in October 2011.... is my membership year over in March 2012 or do I get until March 2013...???
     
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    You get until march 2013.
     
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    WOOO HOOOO !!!!! :cool:
     
  12. Gaucho
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    heck... what am I so happy about.....??

    :oops: :rolleyes:
     
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    Actually you get THROUGH March 2013.
     
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    25% bonus kms are nothing to sneeze at. Better than nada!
     
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    even better....
     
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    guess you are right....
     
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    Just realized that I also get a 25% mileage bonus for paying my tickets with a LAN associated credit card... nice additional bonus... :cool:
     
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    Related question.... I called LANs 0800 number and asked about the elite status bonus for Premium Lanpass holders, the agent told me that this bonus still applies if I fly AA metal on AA stock.... can you confirm this is correct...?

    Thanks
    Alex
     

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