Eligible flight gap

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Member since 16 Dec 2011

Total posts 40

I've enough points to qualify for platinum, but don't have enough eligible flights as most of my points came from SIA and United.

Other than the obvious of taking extra flights, is there any other ways of qualifying?



Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Oct 2016

Total posts 150

The simple answer is: No.

Your only solution is to take the shortest or cheapest flight(s) with VA or VA codeshare that you can find till you reach the 8 eligible sectors.

From the VA website ' An Eligible Sector is any flight that begins with a VA flight number excluding Reward Seats, Economy Lite fares and Choice fares booked in P,Q,T,I,S for the portion of the flight that is operated internally within Canada'


Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 16 Oct 2017

Total posts 262

The status run is a well worn tradition. How many sectors do you need, and will the cash outlay for those be sufficienty rewarded by platinum status?


Member since 16 Dec 2011

Total posts 40

Thanks. I need 6, so I don't think it's worth it.

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