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Flying On NW/DL/CO And Getting CO Miles  
User currently offlineTWAL10114ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

Ok, just checking on this one. As a few of you saw on an earlier thread I started, I'm done with American Airlines because of their substandard service. I plan to utilize CO out of DFW in the future and was wondering, if I happen to fly on NW or DL, do I get full segment credit for OnePass toward my elite status on the segments I fly on NW or DL? I know some airlines just let you get the miles, but the flights don't count toward elite status. Thanks for your help!

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

Both NW and DL flights will count toward elite status on CO. Just keep in mind that the lowest fare buckets will only earn you 50% elite qualifying miles and .5 elite qualifying segments for flights on NW and DL (you can get around this on CO metal by booking on continental.com).

Just curious as to why you'd go with CO over AA being in DFW - with CO, you'll be going through IAH all the time, while you can get pretty much everywhere non-stop from AA at DFW. Makes it a bit easier in terms of not having to worry about connecting flights, which can be a hassle sometimes, especially in irrops.


User currently offlineStar12 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

It depends on the class of the ticket. You have to read the OnePass small print. For example, I flew with CO but used my DL Skymiles card. As it was a fully restricted economy fare I only got half of the actual miles flown. If you travel on a Y class fare then you will get full miles. Just check...

User currently offlineTWAL10114ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 1):
Just curious as to why you'd go with CO over AA being in DFW - with CO, you'll be going through IAH all the time, while you can get pretty much everywhere non-stop from AA at DFW. Makes it a bit easier in terms of not having to worry about connecting flights, which can be a hassle sometimes, especially in irrops.

HAHA! Read the thread that was locked titled "American's Lack of In-flight service, or Laziness" and you'll understand why. Personally I'm tired of American and the crappy service they provide. I'm done!


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 1):
Just curious as to why you'd go with CO over AA being in DFW - with CO, you'll be going through IAH all the time, while you can get pretty much everywhere non-stop from AA at DFW. Makes it a bit easier in terms of not having to worry about connecting flights, which can be a hassle sometimes, especially in irrops.

For my personal reasons, I'd take connecting over non stop any time, more chances to earn miles, and elite miles also.

Plus I just love to fly, Ill take any opportunities to fly extra segments!

Alex



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 4):
For my personal reasons, I'd take connecting over non stop any time, more chances to earn miles, and elite miles also.

I had been the same way for a while, until this past summer when irrops really wreaked havoc on several trips. I'll still stick with Delta (and SkyTeam) for my flights, but I've been booking a lot more of the BOS-GSO round trips rather than doing BOS-ATL-GSO lately. It's just nice to know that I won't be missing a connection along the line, and once I land, I'm off to wherever I need to go.


User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 5):
I had been the same way for a while, until this past summer when irrops really wreaked havoc on several trips. I'll still stick with Delta (and SkyTeam) for my flights, but I've been booking a lot more of the BOS-GSO round trips rather than doing BOS-ATL-GSO lately. It's just nice to know that I won't be missing a connection along the line, and once I land, I'm off to wherever I need to go.

Oh I understand, when I fly trips for business reasons, I always take non stop when avialable, or w/e SWA gives me.

But for leisure and I know I don't have to be anywhere, I'll take a connection when possible.

Alex



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21531 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 1):
Just keep in mind that the lowest fare buckets will only earn you 50% elite qualifying miles and .5 elite qualifying segments for flights on NW and DL (you can get around this on CO metal by booking on continental.com).

Actually, you get 0 segments, not 0.5, for all DL flights, in all classes. You also have some DL fare classes that don't accrue any elite or regular miles at all. For whatever reason, the DL/CO relationship is not that strong here.

On NW, it's 50%/0 for most of the cheapest fare classes (a few also have zero credit), while the better fare classes give you 100% elite miles or more, and 1 or 2 segments.

On CO, you also get 50%/0 but get the full credit reinstated if you book online at continental.com. This "bonus" can be terminated at any time by CO.



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User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

You should check out www.onepass.com for complete accrual information.


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User currently offlineTWAL10114ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 7):
Actually, you get 0 segments, not 0.5, for all DL flights, in all classes. You also have some DL fare classes that don't accrue any elite or regular miles at all. For whatever reason, the DL/CO relationship is not that strong here.

On NW, it's 50%/0 for most of the cheapest fare classes (a few also have zero credit), while the better fare classes give you 100% elite miles or more, and 1 or 2 segments.

On CO, you also get 50%/0 but get the full credit reinstated if you book online at continental.com. This "bonus" can be terminated at any time by CO.

So if I'm reading this right, if I happen to book a discounted fare for travel on CO and book it through my company travel agent, I won't receive any elite qualifying segments?


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Quoting TWAL10114ever (Reply 9):

So if I'm reading this right, if I happen to book a discounted fare for travel on CO and book it through my company travel agent, I won't receive any elite qualifying segments?

After looking at the CO site, that would be correct. If you only booked CO metal (in Q, I, S, W, T, X, L classes) via your corporate site, you'd have to fly 50,000 miles to hit Silver Elite.

Here's the ultimate site for info: http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...content/onepass/elite/qualify.aspx

FlyerTalk is also a good resource to use as well for questions like this.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21531 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 10):
After looking at the CO site, that would be correct. If you only booked CO metal (in Q, I, S, W, T, X, L classes) via your corporate site, you'd have to fly 50,000 miles to hit Silver Elite.

Unless your company has made other arrangements. I know that some companies negotiated things like full elite qualifying for all flights, but it's not universal.

This is also true on AA and others in various forms. AA gives 0.5 points, and 50% miles in this situation, but only gives 1.5 points for F while CO gives 2 points for F. Again, different strokes.

Since I've always qualified for elite on CO via miles, not segments, this doesn't bother me, but I can see how someone who does a lot of short hops would prefer not flying CO due to this...



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Quoting TWAL10114ever (Reply 3):

HAHA! Read the thread that was locked titled "American's Lack of In-flight service, or Laziness" and you'll understand why. Personally I'm tired of American and the crappy service they provide. I'm done!

After my most recent experience on AA, I'm sticking to CO. Normally I fly CO, but for this flight I had to connect (something I'm not really used to living in NY) through SJU on AE, so I flew AA all the way down. What a mistake.

JFK-Nowhere, JFK-SXM-SJU-JFK On AA/MQ (by Bok269 Aug 26 2007 in Trip Reports)

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 6):
Oh I understand, when I fly trips for business reasons, I always take non stop when avialable, or w/e SWA gives me.

But for leisure and I know I don't have to be anywhere, I'll take a connection when possible.

Alex

Hey alex,

I like the connectivity cause it means I get to see more planes, airports, etc., but I always feel like it was such a schlep when I was done. Recently I flew on HA ITO-HNL-OGG, which was about 3:00 total, but I just felt like it was such a big effort in the end. I don't often connect, I just take CO out of EWR and call it a day.



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User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

I was going to say it should. I fly on NWA at times and put the miles on my DL FF account. Same goes for CO when I went on my cruise out of Galveston. All my CO miles went on my DL FF account.

chuck


User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

I fly a combination of DL, CO, and NW, and I use DL's FF program, and I've never had any trouble earning miles with CO or NW. Every flight I've taken on CO or NW (even in the lowest fare classes) has at least earned me full mileage (not always full elite qualification miles).


Good goes around!
User currently offlineMichman From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 13):
I was going to say it should. I fly on NWA at times and put the miles on my DL FF account. Same goes for CO when I went on my cruise out of Galveston. All my CO miles went on my DL FF account.

The flyer was interested in Elite qualifying miles and segments, not banked miles. I used to fly CO quite a bit until they instituted the 50% EQM policy on lower fare classes. Now I stick to NW and DL in order to get full EQM. I'm a NW Gold Elite and it's always a challenge for me to make it to the 50,000 EQM level. Unfortunately, NW Elites are not eligible for upgrades on DL flights (unlike CO).

[Edited 2007-09-04 17:38:01]

[Edited 2007-09-04 17:39:31]

User currently offlineJr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 968 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

Quoting Michman (Reply 15):

The flyer was interested in Elite qualifying miles and segments, not banked miles. I used to fly CO quite a bit until they instituted the 50% EQM policy on lower fare classes. Now I stick to NW and DL in order to get full EQM. I'm a NW Gold Elite and it's always a challenge for me to make it to the 50,000 EQM level. Unfortunately, NW Elites are not eligible for upgrades on DL flights (unlike CO).

I live in the DFW area, and use DL as my primary choice. I fly DL domestically and AF internationally whenever possible, and NW as a second and CO as my third choice when flying on the lowest tier fares(because of the 0.5 multiplier on lower class fares). I think DL is a pretty good choice overall if you plan on hitting elite status each year. I use AA only when the choice to opt out does not exist. Flew CO exp ERJ on CLE-DFW yesterday... smooth flight, good service, 0.5x elite miles... overall good... much better then NW if you don't care for the elite miles on the lower fare classes.



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