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Up In The Air / Mileage run-ish?
« on: October 23, 2018, 06:05:03 PM »
I want to earn a minimum of 2,955 EQM before the year is up, to maintain my AA status.

Iím based out of PHL, willing to spend some money/points and time sitting on planes to nowhere, but having difficulty planning routes that are economical in both price and the EQMs they generate, while not keeping me anywhere overnight (start and end the day in PHL). Iíve been playing with generating multi-hop routes through one or more of AAís hubs, but everything I turn up seems to just be prohibitively expensive.

Any thoughts/ideas on how to best approach this?

Up In The Air / Will I reach AA status?
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:47:24 AM »
I have some travel planned for this year that Iím going to credit to AA (unless thereís a better program to credit to that will get me OneWorld status?) and Iím trying to figure out if either my planned travel will get me to Gold (I just want free checked bags without having an AA CC), or if I should look into a challenge.

Iím based in PHL so AA is usually going where I want to go. I had a Platinum promo/challenge a couple years ago but Iíve never applied for a challenge otherwise.

EQDs: 774
EQMs: 6460
EQSs: 4

My planned travel (everything is non-award, and all within about three months):


I suspect I might get there based on just the miles flown plus dollars spent, but I couldnít find any conclusive information about what Iíll be earning for the BA travel in business.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Transatlantic Business: BA or AA?
« on: January 24, 2018, 12:17:38 PM »
I have upcoming travel where Iíll be flying roundtrip from PHL to LHR in business.

Can anyone tell me whether they prefer BA or AAís cabins on those planes?

Iím currently looking at BAís cabin on their 744 and 789 (the two planes Iíd be flying) and it doesnít look too shabby. Would AA be better or worse?

Up In The Air / AAdvantages?
« on: August 17, 2016, 11:58:02 AM »
Hi all, looking for some advice. I recently received AA Platinum with an accompanying challenge to earn 12,500 EQMs by September 9th, to keep the status until January 2018. I don't fly much, but most of my flights these days are short-haul AA flights on T fares (Dan's favorite BA award, IIRC), and Iíve been enjoying the status enough that I'd like to try and keep it.

I'm aware that AA's award chart has gone to crap, but I get a lot of value out of the expanded seating chart usage, occasional free upgrades, priority boarding, and free checked bags. I'd apply for a Citi card, but I doubt I'd be approved for anything right now (take my word for it), unless Citi's approval criteria is easier than I recall it being.

So, any advice on how to cheaply rack up the EQMs? I currently have ~2500, so only need ~10k. Don't mind going for a mileage run, but don't want to spend a ton of money on it.

Credit Cards / Chase online account display order
« on: June 18, 2015, 10:52:36 AM »
This will probably sound like a ridiculous question, but is there any way to customize or influence the order of the accounts displayed on Chase Online?

Iím asking becuase I had to have one of my credit cards replaced, and when they automatically replaced it on the online side of things, it fell to the bottom of the list.

Before you recommend it, yes, Iím aware of the ĎList of favorite accountsí feature, and thatís not what Iím interested in. That only adds clutter, while still leaving everything in the wrong order just scattered around the page.

I recognize how stupid this question is. I should have better things to write all these words about.

Credit Cards / Chase called to offer me a bigger credit line? (Ink)
« on: March 05, 2014, 01:07:52 AM »
I got a call this afternoon from ĎUnknowní, calling about my Ink Bold card. I applied using the name of my actual company, complete with EIN, so itís not a ĎSole Proprietorshipí to their eyes.

At first I thought the worst and assumed it was AA, but the guy sounded bored, and asked me how things were going with the card (Iíve had it for less than two billing cycles so far). He wanted to know if I wanted to discuss increasing my credit line (they started me off relatively low, presumably because I had no prior relationship with Chase and the revenue numbers I supplied to them are low). I declined, and he reassured me that nothing was wrong, and theyíre always there to talk.

I assume they called because my balance is near the limit, because Iím waiting for some transactions to fully post so I can pay them down before the statement closes, and the due-by date is very soon.

Anyone ever had this happen? Thoughts?

Credit Cards / Where can I reliably get all three credit reports?
« on: December 10, 2013, 04:01:35 PM »
Howdy DDF,

(longtime lurker, first time poster)

Simple question (heh): Is there anywhere that I can pay a nominal (<$50/month) fee to receive all three credit reports + score in entirety, on a regular basis?

Iíve been using CreditKarma going back to June of 2011, but every other place Iíve tried and/or paid for (TransUnion, CreditSecure, Experian, bla, bla, bla) usually has some annoying limitation on the information or frequency of retrieval of that information.

What I want:
* The ability to pull my full, raw credit report, from all three agencies, at least once a month, but preferably twice a month.
* Scores included. (Ďrealí FICO would be a bonus, but not required ó the agency numbers are usually good enough for me, I just want to see all of them)
* Ďmonitoringí is nice too, but I donít need monitoring, I want to read the raw report.

Iím open to any and all suggestions.


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