Only Elites can use kms to upgrade as of 1 Nov 2012

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Do you approve of LANPASS's new upgrade policy?

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  2. No

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  1. zpaul

    zpaul Gold Member

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    I just received the email below over the weekend, which basically says that as of 1 November 2012 you need to be at an elite level of the LANPASS program to use kilometers to upgrade. While I can see the elites partying over this, since the LANPASS program is severely lacking in useful benefits for members and especially elites, as someone who earns kms casually on the airline and uses them once every two years or so to upgrade I think this stinks.

    Anyway, here's the original email in Spanish:

    Estimado (a) PZL,

    Porque en LANPASS queremos que usted esté siempre informado sobre el estado de sus beneficios y condiciones del programa, es nuestro deber comunicarle información importante referente al Canje de Upgrade con KMS. LANPASS.

    El Canje de Upgrade con KMS. LANPASS le permite actualmente canjear sus KMS. LANPASS para acceder a la clase de servicio superior en vuelos LAN (Premium Business o Premium Economy) luego de haber comprado un pasaje en clase Económica.

    Le informamos que a partir del 1 de noviembre de 2012, el producto "Canje de Upgrade con KMS. LANPASS" quedará disponible como un beneficio exclusivo para socios Elite de LANPASS, que pertenezcan a las categorías Comodoro, Premium Silver y Premium. Además, este tipo de canje será posible realizarlo dentro de los 6 meses antes de la fecha de salida del vuelo y dependiendo de la disponibilidad. Conozca más detalles de este beneficio aquí.

    Le confirmamos que todas las otras posibilidades para canjear sus KMS. LANPASS por pasajes se mantienen vigentes, es decir, canje por pasajes en cabina Economy, Premium Economy y Premium Business siguen disponibles para usted a través de LAN.com.
     
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  2. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

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  3. Bay Pisco Shark
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    Bay Pisco Shark Gold Member

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    Not quite sure what I think, but it makes me less inclined to join the program if the relationship with AS changes in a material way.
     
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  4. Gaucho
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    Gaucho Gold Member

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    but you arent even part of this program....... (???)
     
  5. Bay Pisco Shark
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    Bay Pisco Shark Gold Member

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    No, but I monitor the program because I believe sooner or later, I'm going to have to join a OW (or whatever alliance LAN ends up in) program. Accordingly, my comment was stated as such. ;)
     
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  6. Gaucho
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    Gaucho Gold Member

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    Well... I hate to admit this, but after joining LAN's program a few years back and given my experiences with their rules, service, etc I think that I will be better off dumping LANPass and going back to AAdvantage. I find myself flying more AA metal anyways, and their less than 7 hour rule is a bad thing given they stop in LIM all the time....

    Im thinking that maybe 2013 will see me going back to AAdvantage and working on making my million miles, although I dont recall if thats worth it any more...
     
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  7. pantanal

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    Can't u so a match with LAN. They allow a status much. Granted its a pain but can be done
     

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