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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #105 on: December 16, 2011, 11:16:57 AM »
I this promo still alive?
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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #106 on: December 21, 2011, 08:12:08 AM »
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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #107 on: December 21, 2011, 08:32:29 AM »
It stopped with the opening of their call center this morning.

I had an issue booking online, waited 15 mins for them to open up, and it was over  :-\

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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #108 on: December 21, 2011, 08:37:42 AM »
I was going to say, it was still working late last night. Fun while it lasted, particularly for those of us who got a good redemption out of it. Hopefully they do it again sometime soon.

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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #109 on: December 21, 2011, 08:41:05 AM »
AP has the worst PR possible.
After that carzy no-notice fuel surcharges debacle, they didn't advertise this amazing deal at all (while I keep on getting email about 25% transfer bonus, when this is worth much more)
They should really get their act together
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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #110 on: December 21, 2011, 08:47:10 AM »
In the end, the people who are upset about the devaluation through fuel surcharges (mileage junkies), are the same people who would have known about this amazing promotion. And although us mileage junkies didn't know of a specific promotion expiration date, it lasted for 3 weeks. That was plenty of time for anyone to plan potential redemptions over the next few months to a year.

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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #111 on: December 21, 2011, 08:54:22 AM »
Non-junkies are way more upset about the 'surcharges' than us, as they don't know some airlines still don't have it & won't know LX etc. Is available by phone only.
The CC miles industry is huge, & a lot of people have a cc just so they can use their miles for an annual free trip etc.
Had we known the Exp. Date, I couldve waited for the transfer bonus to post & not be stuck with 10k useless AP pts.
The whole idea that this seat sale covers up for fuel surcharges is pathetic... In 3 months we'll all forget about this sale & won't want to use AP because of pathetic 'surcharges'.
The only upside I see is that the CA gov't might outlaw these surcharges & then we won't have YQ on AC metal either
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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #112 on: December 21, 2011, 09:02:04 AM »
Non-junkies are way more upset about the 'surcharges' than us, as they don't know some airlines still don't have it & won't know LX etc. Is available by phone only.
LX is well available online, i always found them on AC, although I never found them on CO.

The only upside I see is that the CA gov't might outlaw these surcharges & then we won't have YQ on AC metal either
Is this based on any source, or just your speculations.
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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #113 on: December 21, 2011, 09:07:33 AM »
LX is well available online, i always found them on AC, although I never found them on CO.
At least it frequently doenst show up. (IME, only ANA is reliable) anyway the point is most people won't know how to avoid the bad airlines.
Is this based on any source, or just your speculations.
My fantasies would be more accurate :-(
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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #114 on: December 21, 2011, 11:11:44 AM »
Non-junkies are way more upset about the 'surcharges' than us, as they don't know some airlines still don't have it & won't know LX etc. Is available by phone only.
The CC miles industry is huge, & a lot of people have a cc just so they can use their miles for an annual free trip etc.
Had we known the Exp. Date, I couldve waited for the transfer bonus to post & not be stuck with 10k useless AP pts.
The whole idea that this seat sale covers up for fuel surcharges is pathetic... In 3 months we'll all forget about this sale & won't want to use AP because of pathetic 'surcharges'.
The only upside I see is that the CA gov't might outlaw these surcharges & then we won't have YQ on AC metal either
I'd say many non-junkies wouldn't even be aware of the surcharges. Non-junkies are slowly being acclimated to having to pay absurd taxes and fees on award tickets - particularly in Canada. Non-junkies don't know that there are some creative ways of getting around these fees if you do your routing research.

But, I definitely agree that this sale doesn't make up for the new fuel surcharges. Although it does feel good to have gotten some great mileage redemptions over the past few weeks (and I'm sure it will feel even better when I'm travelling around the world in business class during the spring/summer).

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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #115 on: December 24, 2011, 03:41:53 PM »
On the FT thread, the maskana seems to be their partners, notably CIBC, were complaining of not enough availability, making the points worth less. They lowered the price to get people booking & show a higher figure of annual redemptions.
Had it been public, the shareholders/partners would know its an inaccurate statisic, hence all the privacy.
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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #116 on: December 24, 2011, 06:53:11 PM »
On the FT thread, the maskana seems to be their partners, notably CIBC, were complaining of not enough availability, making the points worth less. They lowered the price to get people booking & show a higher figure of annual redemptions.
Had it been public, the shareholders/partners would know its an inaccurate statisic, hence all the privacy.
Then why not discount Y tickets as well?
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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #117 on: December 24, 2011, 07:03:35 PM »
Then why not discount Y tickets as well?
I figured all the junkies only book biz awards anyway, so it would just be a waste as non-junkies wouldn't know about it.
Do you have a better explanation?
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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #118 on: December 24, 2011, 07:09:34 PM »
I figured all the junkies only book biz awards anyway, so it would just be a waste as non-junkies wouldn't know about it.
Do you have a better explanation?
I guess, but if they had Y tickets at half price I'd definitely book Y for expensive flights I just paid for like CLE-MCI or LAX.
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Re: discount aeroplan tickets
« Reply #119 on: December 24, 2011, 07:13:14 PM »
I guess, but if they had Y tickets at half price I'd definitely book Y for expensive flights I just paid for like CLE-MCI or LAX.
This wasn't exactly half price.
Probably they wanted to show a high figure of miles redeemed, not (or at least not only) tickets booked. They wouldve done only F for J but that would be too much for most of us.
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