I just completed my first trip post-r-b.s and below is a screenshot of the mileage activity for the trip [including a *A segment on LH], followed by what it means:

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As you can see, the Table still looks the same as before. However, the items under the "Award miles" column now mean completely different things. The items under the "Premier qualification" column still mean what they meant before the change over.

To see the difference in the items under the "Award miles" column, let's take the data for UA 989-V class flight on 3/24/2015, IAD-FRA. The BIS distance for that segment (4,081 miles) can be obtained from the first column ("Miles") under "Premier qualification" (grey area). Under the legacy FF system the items under the "Award miles" column for a 1K would have looked like this:

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Base Miles Bonus Miles Total Miles
4081 4081 8162

As you can see, things look completely different for the "Award miles" under the r-b.s. in the official Table. What do "Base Miles", "Bonus Miles" and "Total Miles" mean under the new system?

- The "
**Total Miles**" are easy to figure out. Just take "Dollars" (i.e. revenue for that segment) from the gray area ($368) and multiply it 11 (the RDM/$ for a 1K) = 4,048 "Total Miles."

- The "
**Base Miles**" under the r-b.s. are calculated using a multiplier of 5 RDM/$ because that is the "base" or multiplier for a general member: $368 * 5 = 1,840 "Base Miles."

- The "
**Bonus Miles**" under the r-b.s. can also be considered as the elite bonus miles. With the "base" being 5 RDM/$ and the multiplier for a 1K being 11 RDM/$, the elite bonus multiplier for a 1K is **11 - 5** = 6 RDM/$, so that $368 * 6 = 2,208 "Bonus Miles."

If you have any two of the above you can, of course, calculate the third.

My total RDM on the outbound was: Total miles = Base Miles + Bonus Miles = 1,840 + 2,208 =

**4,048 **(same as $368 * 11)...

...that is 4,048 of the 8,162 or

**50%** of the RDM I would have earned under the legacy FF system. Since the inbound trip was perfectly symmetrical, I can guess that my total RDM for the segment will also be 50% of legacy. One Big Hit Job!

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