Value of A/C Miles in Dollars

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  1. avflyer
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    I used to value A/C miles at around 2.5 cents each. But now, with the ridiculous fuel surcharges I cannot figure a realistic valuation. Any opinions?
     
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    I used to value them at about 2 cents each but the surcharges definitely bring that down.

    My current answer is "it depends". A couple of recent examples:
    * Used 60K points + $500 for a Europe economy ticket worth about $1300 - value per point = 1.3 cents
    * Used 90K points + $500 for a Europe business ticket worth about $3200 - value per point = 3 cents
     
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    Used 100K AE miles for YTZ-YUL-ZRH-PEK-SYD-SIN-IST-LIS-EWR-YYZ in business worth $12,000 and paid $275 in fees/taxes: Well over 10¢ an AE mile.
     
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  4. avflyer
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    OK...show off. You are going to have to teach me to do this. How long did you get to stay in any of these places?
     
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    Stupid question: Surcharges lower from YTZ?
     
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    Haven't done this trip yet. Will take place in May and spending a week in Australia (Sydney and Canberra) and three days in Lisbon. Only AC sector was YTZ-YUL, the rest were on LX, CA, SQ, TK, TP and CO none of whom levied the surcharge when this booking was made just before Christmas. Part of the reason for the routing was the lack of premium seats across the Pacific as well as finding carriers that still don't levy the fuel surcharge. They are still out there and should be used over AC and those carriers who charge it...but you must be flexible and think outside the box with your routings.
     

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