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Gifting Mosaic status
« on: May 14, 2020, 12:07:00 PM »
Buying at $75 for the free nomination in June. Email or pm. Thanks

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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 12:47:36 PM »
Worth substantially more than $75.00, imho.

But I suppose the market will dictate.
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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 01:24:13 PM »
To me its worth will be determined based on the benefits a nominee will use 6/15/20 for the year ahead, which is uncertain for some.
Agree the market will determine the perceived worth and it will be interesting to watch. The value is nowhere near the same worth in a normal year for most travelers.
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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 01:26:26 PM »
FWIW, be careful selling online: "The sale or barter of the gift of Mosaic status is expressly prohibited."
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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2020, 01:36:24 PM »
FWIW, be careful selling online: "The sale or barter of the gift of Mosaic status is expressly prohibited."

Selling Amex offers is permitted?

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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 01:37:36 PM »
Hands down, the most beneficial Mosaic perk prior to COVID induced flexibility, was free changes.
However, as a Mosaic member myself, I've taken advantage of other significant perks that remain exclusive to Mosaics.
 For me, the most lucrative benefit is the ability to use points to upgrade to even more space, and at a fraction of the value (calculating the $$ to points conversion)
For reference : on a most recent flight, the upcharge to Even More Space ran around the $80's, while the points redemption for that same seat upgrade was 600 points. 1:1 conversion makes that $6! Beyond generous imo.
Also, given the low number of elites, I almost always wound up with the seat next to me unoccupied in even more space section.
I've frequently been the only passenger pre-boarding in Mosaic line. Hence, the value of certain benefits is inflated by virtue of the low number of elites.
The exclusive Mosaic phone line should not be underestimated either.
Granted, value derived will depend on future travel patterns, something that remains uncertain for the majority of the traveling public; but $75 could be the value extracted of just one leg of a trip, leveraging the seat upgrade possibility and the 2 free bags alone.
Just my take.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2020, 04:12:35 PM by Elikip »

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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2020, 01:47:21 PM »
What is the deadline for gifting? If you can wait to gift it will be worth much more. Who know when we will start to travel again.....

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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2020, 01:56:51 PM »
What is the deadline for gifting? If you can wait to gift it will be worth much more. Who know when we will start to travel again.....
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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2020, 01:58:42 PM »
What is the deadline for gifting? If you can wait to gift it will be worth much more. Who know when we will start to travel again.....
Deadline is June 1st.

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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2020, 03:07:26 PM »
Anyone wants to take a guess if JetBlue will run a status match again?

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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2020, 03:59:06 PM »
I've frequently been the only passenger pre-boarding in Mosaic line. Hence, the value of certain benefits is inflated as a result of the low number of elites.

Agree with almost everything in your post, except this really depends on the route.  Sometimes I board and they'll say "so you're our Mosaic for today."  But on JFK-FLL flights I've seen 20+ mosaics on line.

Also want to point out why I'm thinking of gifting status to my wife.  When we fly as a family I used to book for myself with $ bc it was worth it to earn the extra points and work towards re-earning status as a Mosaic and for the rest of the family on points.  That was when one piece of luggage was free for everyone.  With the new luggage fees we all have to go on one reservation to get my Mosaic benefits.  If my wife has Mosaic we can go back to the previous method (at least for now).  Thoughts?

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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2020, 06:03:19 PM »
Buying 1 as well. $75 obo please PM

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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2020, 09:12:20 PM »
Reminder to post prices or it will be deleted

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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2020, 09:32:32 PM »
Buying one at $75

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Re: Gifting Mosaic status
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2020, 10:27:15 PM »
Selling 1 for $200