This is funny. For $1799 you can buy the 10k miles for EP. For $762 I flew to Santiago and accumulated 13k miles. You decide... If you're close to reaching AAdvantage® Executive Platinum status for the 2014 membership year, but may not quite reach your goal before December 31, 2013, we have a new option to help you get there. If your end‑of‑year balance is within the ranges below, you'll be eligible to boost your elite status starting in January 2014. Executive Platinum boost Elite‑Qualifying Miles or Points Elite‑Qualifying Segments Price 90,000 – 94,999 90‑94 USD $1,799 95,000 – 99,999 95‑99 USD $1,199 As always, you can keep flying American or our elite‑qualifying participant airlines to get there on your own. The elite status qualification period ends December 31, 2013, so make your plans now for the 2014 membership year.