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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #140 on: August 11, 2011, 10:13:42 AM »
hmmmm, so i changed my address and got the 4 SWU's when i hit LT gold.
Changed it back a day or two later.
Just logged in and saw they gave me 8 stickers as well!! ;D ;D

Whats strange as well is my mileage balances:

YTD Elite Qualifying Miles    3,288
YTD Elite Qualifying Segments    7
Miles Towards Elite Upgrades    500
If i only flew 3,288 YTD qualifying miles, how am i only 500 miles from getting another 4 stickers?
« Last Edit: August 11, 2011, 10:19:48 AM by David »

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #141 on: August 12, 2011, 07:05:26 AM »
there is anyway to get life time statut with skyteam just with flighing?
with no limit of time?
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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #142 on: August 12, 2011, 10:27:13 AM »
I am 22,000 AA miles short of 1mil:

1. I too recently opened citi CCs
2. I already have as much $ as I can in Bank Direct
3. Don't have enough SPG to transfer and have recently opened those too.

Any ideas?

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #143 on: August 12, 2011, 10:42:54 AM »
AA Mileage runs?

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #144 on: August 12, 2011, 10:44:43 AM »
Meaning?

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #145 on: August 12, 2011, 10:51:21 AM »
A mileage run is a trip designed and taken solely to gain maximum frequent flyer miles, points or status. If a traveler has already achieved some sort of elite status they will be earning bonus miles on top of their actual flight miles, and consequently they will reach their goal sooner. A mileage run may allow a traveler to (re-)qualify for a beneficial elite level which requires a minimum number of miles for qualification.

You can check out the FT forum dedicated to mileage runs and keep an eye open for runs on AA that are depart from your city.

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #146 on: August 12, 2011, 10:52:56 AM »
Is it a day or two from you hit LT gold or from you received the 4 SWU's? Thanks!


hmmmm, so i changed my address and got the 4 SWU's when i hit LT gold.
Changed it back a day or two later.
Just logged in and saw they gave me 8 stickers as well!! ;D ;D

Whats strange as well is my mileage balances:

YTD Elite Qualifying Miles    3,288
YTD Elite Qualifying Segments    7
Miles Towards Elite Upgrades    500
If i only flew 3,288 YTD qualifying miles, how am i only 500 miles from getting another 4 stickers?

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #147 on: August 12, 2011, 03:48:15 PM »
Is it a day or two from you hit LT gold or from you received the 4 SWU's? Thanks!


was something like that

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #148 on: August 14, 2011, 09:01:03 PM »
hmmmm, so i changed my address and got the 4 SWU's when i hit LT gold.
Changed it back a day or two later.
Just logged in and saw they gave me 8 stickers as well!! ;D ;D

Whats strange as well is my mileage balances:

YTD Elite Qualifying Miles    3,288
YTD Elite Qualifying Segments    7
Miles Towards Elite Upgrades    500
If i only flew 3,288 YTD qualifying miles, how am i only 500 miles from getting another 4 stickers?

How did you see that you got 8 stickers from information you post? I only see 8 in 3,288, not any other 8.

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #149 on: August 15, 2011, 04:33:17 AM »
Your 9500 miles away from an upgrade you have 500 out of the 10000 you new to get 4 stickers

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #150 on: August 17, 2011, 05:25:19 PM »
How did you see that you got 8 stickers from information you post? I only see 8 in 3,288, not any other 8.
Because i had zero, and then i had 8 a few days later. 8-0=8 ;)

Your 9500 miles away from an upgrade you have 500 out of the 10000 you new to get 4 stickers
I realized that afterwards and it was too late to edit my post...thanks though..

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #154 on: August 24, 2011, 03:44:03 PM »
Yup. This is an email I just got:

Dear   ,

Your commitment to American Airlines is extraordinary and we sincerely thank you for your loyalty.

As one of our multi-million mile AAdvantage® members, you have enjoyed the benefits of an informal program that recognizes your robust mileage earning activity.

We are announcing a new AAdvantage® Million MilerSM program which recognizes and rewards AAdvantage members when Million Miler thresholds are reached. Starting December 1, 2011, AAdvantage base miles earned by flying on American Airlines, American Eagle® or the AmericanConnection® carrier or any eligible AAdvantage program participating airline will count towards Million Miler status. Also, as a limited time offer, one AAdvantage mile for every dollar spent on eligible purchases using the new Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard® credit card that post to billing statements through December 2012 will count toward Million Miler status*. The Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard® credit card account must be open and in good standing by December 1, 2011.

As you know, you are vested with lifetime AAdvantage Platinum® status, regardless of your annual elite-qualifying activity. We will continue to provide you with four (4) one-way systemwide upgrades each time you cross another Million Miler threshold.

All of your Program to Date AAdvantage miles earned so far as well as any AAdvantage miles posted between now and November 30, 2011, will count toward the new Million Miler program. On December 1, 2011, you will be able to view the details of your Million Miler activity in your AAdvantage account on AA.com separately from your AAdvantage award miles, so you can track your progress toward reaching this special designation.

For frequently asked questions, visit AA.com/MillionMiler. We thank you for your loyalty and look forward to seeing you on board soon.

Sincerely,

 
Maya Leibman
President — AAdvantage Loyalty Program

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #155 on: August 24, 2011, 04:10:13 PM »
Just got that e-mail as well. Looks like the changes are happening as expected. I did not notice any mention of signup bonus points. Will they count signup bonus points??

Scratch that... looks like they won't count

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #158 on: August 24, 2011, 06:13:55 PM »
Looks like CC charges on "Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World Elite™ MasterCard" count until Dec 2012...

Timing couldn't be worse... I was just going to get started on really concentrating on maximizing AA miles, with the hopes of getting lifetime something.

I currently have 234,031 program-to-date miles. It should be 300,000 by the end of the year. I do all my spending on SPG Amex now, and have 232,587 SPG points. That will break 240,000 after this month's credit card statement, so I theoretically could do three SPG->AA transfers of 79,999 points each, for a total of 284,997 AA miles. Add that to my 300,000 and I'll have under 600,000. Even if I get the aforementioned Citi CC and switch all my spending from SPG Amex to that through Dec 2012, I probably won't break 700,000. And did I mention that I rack up BIS miles verrrrrry infrequently?

So since I'll still be 300,000 short of lifetime gold, and starting Jan 2013, the only way for me to make up that 300,000 would be BIS miles, I don't think it's worth it for me at all. I might as well keep hoarding the SPG points so that I have the option of transferring them to whatever airline I need to for a particular trip.

:( I really wanted AA status. Oh well.

I don't see any large-number-of-miles promotions on the Citi Executive World Elite CC... maybe I'm missing something?

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Re: AA million miler lifetime gold
« Reply #159 on: August 24, 2011, 06:20:17 PM »
If the BIS is verrrry infrequent, what do you need the status for?

Btw, better to do SPG transfers in segments of 20k. That way you get the 5k bonus on every 20k.
In the same vain, (generally) spending on SPG and transferring to AA will come out better then just using the AA card.