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Query on TK FFP Tier Upgrade

 
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justbala
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Query on TK FFP Tier Upgrade Reply with quote

I have just been upgraded to Classic Plus on TK's FFP - Miles&Smiles. For this I required 25k status miles in 12 months. Now for the next tier Elite (* Gold), I need 40k miles.

Now my question is, will the 25k miles that i earned to qualify for Classic Plus, count towards the next tier upgrade or do I start from scratch?

On the summary page, the status miles shown does not include the 25k. However when I go to "Calculate Miles for Tier Upgrade" page, this 25k is included in the status miles. Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From: http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-INT/miles_and_smiles/about_us/card_levels/kart_avantajlari.aspx

Seems like it's total of 40K miles in a year to qualify for Gold, so just an incremental 15K miles from Silver status. Plus the card is valid for 2 years, so that typically means 2 years + the remaining part of the year in which you qualified!

Also interesting is "Miles and Smiles members residing outside of Turkey are eligible for elite status renewal if they accrue 25,000 miles within one year of gaining elite status or 37,500 within two years the lowest re-qualification criteria for a Star Alliance Gold status.". So renewal is a breeze really!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do the 12 months start from the time of your upgrade or is it 12 months prior to today.

This is what has been confusing me:

Upgrade Page:



Summary Page:
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need 5718 more status miles until 31-Dec-2011 to qualify for *A G until 01-Jan-2014!

And good to see the SQ miles updated so quickly - generally SQ takes the most time - almost a week before it gets updated (at least based on my past experience)!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nimish wrote:
You need 5718 more status miles until 31-Dec-2011 to qualify for *A G until 01-Jan-2014!

And good to see the SQ miles updated so quickly - generally SQ takes the most time - almost a week before it gets updated (at least based on my past experience)!


TK does not use the calendar 12 months unlike LH. The two years start from the date of upgrade.

For e.g. my Silver status is valid till 30-Sep-2013.

I have been surprised by the speed at which the FFP miles update happended. The update for LAX-SIN happened less than 6 hours of my flight landing in SIN. Even before I got onto my connecting flight to BLR. The cool thing is they also send you an e-mail notification regarding mile accrual.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

justbala wrote:
I have been surprised by the speed at which the FFP miles update happended. The update for LAX-SIN happened less than 6 hours of my flight landing in SIN. Even before I got onto my connecting flight to BLR. The cool thing is they also send you an e-mail notification regarding mile accrual.


Wow - that's neat! I've never got an email for FFP accrual - would be a cool thing! Of course with the UA/ CO Android app - it's just as real time, but still not a push to you like email...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To answer my initial query.. it was 15k additional!! Smile So in matter of coupla months I have moved from * Nothing to *Gold...thanks Turk Hava Yollari!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

justbala wrote:
To answer my initial query.. it was 15k additional!! Smile So in matter of coupla months I have moved from * Nothing to *Gold...thanks Turk Hava Yollari!! Very Happy


Congratulations on reaching *A gold on TK - awesome that it's just 40K miles in a 12 month period. Is there any restriction on needing to fly TK metal to get/ retain the *G status?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nimish wrote:
Is there any restriction on needing to fly TK metal to get/ retain the *G status?


None whatsoever Smile
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