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AA million miler lifetime gold
« on: June 17, 2010, 10:03:26 PM »
I am hammering this *wood to AA milaege transfer and wanted to know if it's worth shooting for 2 million lifetime vs 1 million lifetime miles. The only thing I have seen mentioned over and over is that you will receive 4 more system wide upgrades. Can anyone tell me any other differences between the lifetime gold 1 million miler benefits and the lifetime platinum 2 million miler benefits. Also do you think it's worth it to stop at 1 million or go for 2 million ?
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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 10:35:59 PM »
 it all depends if you plan to actually be flying on AA or a OW partner

I made 2M many yrs ago and not far off from 3M (which isnt anything different from 2M) I hardly fly AA except if no choice or cashing in some Miles during off-peak times

My Main benefits are no bag fees, Elite access thru TSA, and early boarding to get some bin space, exit rows for $0, and Lounge access which with having to pay for anyting in it is no Big Deal (no free interent or drinks no real food to speak of either)

 personally I value my SPG pts and want to use them for Hotel nights or C&P

 The best deal with AA is EXP but that requires 100k actual miles a yr, other then that level I dont see anything great about AA. So much so I went to CO instead and last yr switched to UA and sorry I didnt go to UA yrs ago
 
 So if you wont be doing alot of flying , or not alot on AA why bother

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 10:52:49 PM »
1MM:
-4 evip systemwide upgrades (with international address)
Or
-8 500-mile upgrades (with domestic address)
-Waived award expedite fees
-Exit row seats for you and companions
-No baggage fees for you and companions
-No annual limit on Citi AA card earnings
-25% bonus redeemable miles on flights
-OneWorld Ruby Status
-500 mile minimum elite+redeemable miles on all segments
-Priority checkin, security, and boarding.
-Free standby
-Elite priority phone number
-Upgrades clear at 24 hours out

2MM:
The above, plus
-Another 4 Evips regardless of address
-OneWorld International business lounge access
-OneWorld Sapphire
-100% bonus redeemable miles
-Upgrades clear at 72 hours out
-Priority Baggage
« Last Edit: December 30, 2010, 03:46:27 AM by Dan »
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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010, 12:02:28 AM »
Stave thanks for your thoughts bro that helps a lot.

Dan thank you for laying that out so clearly.

I guess if I will have 2 million aa miles I may as well fly aa.
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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 11:53:19 AM »
Another benefit is you can try to status match to another airline

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 01:09:00 PM »
As far as the system wide upgrades with an international account is that something that you can just change the address on the account for ? Also do the benefits listed above apply to milaege flights as well or only paid flights? Thanks so much for all of your help.

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 01:12:35 PM »
Yes you can "israel" worked fine!! no upgrades on mileage tickets and obviously no mileage bonus! But the other benefits apply!

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 01:18:23 PM »
will they upgrade you for free if there's extra room in first class?

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010, 01:21:04 PM »
Not unless they are oversold in coach! It stinks every other airline will do it for free! I guess since they give out lifetime platinum they cant give out free upgrades.

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010, 01:24:13 PM »
so what does does it mean when it says "upgrades clear 24 hours out"

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2010, 01:30:12 PM »
It means if you "buy" a ticket then they will start thinking about upgrading you then. Until then only they will try to sell your seat first. But they always ave seats for revenue so there is still no guarrantee

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2010, 05:18:13 PM »
is there a way to get lifetime exp????

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2010, 05:31:56 PM »
is there a way to get lifetime exp????
I wish!
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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2010, 02:11:28 PM »
Hopefully just about to hit lifetime gold...when and how can I change my address for the SWU

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2010, 02:24:47 PM »
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