Oh, a dilemna. I'm Hyatt Diamond, and trying to get Lifetime Plat on AA. Given current trends without manipulation, I'll likely get to 1.9 MM AA lifetime miles prior to the 12/1/11 witching hour for non BIS miles to count for LT Plat. Some clever shenanigans can somewhat close the 100,000 AA mile gap. If only to top off my account for 2012 Diamond, I anticipate a couple matress runs during Hyatt's 3Q promotion, likely $70-ish HP's near Dulles, which will get me about 400 GP stay-points if I so choose. Given my priority to push thru to LT plat, should I opt for AA miles? What if I must sacrifice 600, or 800 GP points? Clearly at some point, I should earn GP points and tranfer to AA, but that seems wasteful. I'd be satisfied if I end up with 1.98 MM AA miles prior to 12/1, as incidental AA travel can close the gap over a few years. But I've sworn off crude mileage running to close that gap - it just does not fit my lifestyle any more. Anyway, I'd appreciate comments. None are right; none are wrong.