a few AA miles short

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  1. I'm just 1500 miles short of requalifying or Platinum status on American. I dont have any AA flight planned before year end, but I do have a long flight in mid January that would give me the miles I need. Am I going to lose Platinum? Can I buy miles or something?
     
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  2. DestinationDavid
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    A few things to note:

    1. AA only awards EQM for miles you fly, so you're not going to be able to buy them.

    2. AA has UNOFFICIALLY let some members slide without the right amount of EQM. Traditionally those levels have been 24,500 for GLD/49,000 for PLT/99,000 for EXP. Keep in mind, this is an UNOFFICIAL policy and you are never guaranteed to have an exception given to you. If you want to be 100% confident, you need to fly the miles.

    With those things in mind, it looks like you probably will lose your status.

    Btw, welcome to MP!
     
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  3. Lufthansa Flyer
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    Call Customer Service, explain your situation and see if they'll confirm an exception and keep your status.
     
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  4. Sweet Willie
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    EXACTLY !! & if they are willing to grant you the status while being short, make sure you take down all the agent's information & have them send you an email.

    Otherwise suck it up & fly to make sure you keep your status (if it is important to you).
     
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  5. Halothane
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    I would be making a quick mileage run!
     
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    wouldnt take much with the deqm promo
     
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    In fact, any round-trip would work since as a PLT, you'd get at least 2000 EQM with elite minimum + DEQM.
     

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