aa exec platinum status

Discussion in 'American Airlines | AAdvantage' started by marcwint55, May 21, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,517
    Likes Received:
    4,573
    Status Points:
    2,570
    Just requalified for my exec platinum through 2/14. I so wish they would include a way to get lifetime exec platinum. I have lifetime platinum, but have to requalify every year for exec platinum. Somehow we need to get them to offer the same deal that United does with lifetime statuses.
     
  2. Golden Toque

    Golden Toque Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,571
    Likes Received:
    3,540
    Status Points:
    2,070
    Careful what you wish for!
     
  3. NYCAdventurer

    NYCAdventurer Gold Member

    Messages:
    11,382
    Likes Received:
    5,329
    Status Points:
    10,070
    Good luck! I wish I could have had another year of CC spending counting towards LT status. I got on the band wagon a bit late and only made it to 1MM just after the changes were implemented.
     
    IPBrian, jbcarioca, garyst16 and 2 others like this.
  4. sukn
    Original Member

    sukn Silver Member

    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    130
    Status Points:
    320
    EXP benefits are far too generous for AA to offer them on a lifetime basis.
     
    jbcarioca, wrxmom, miamigrad and 5 others like this.
  5. Eloy Fonseca Neto
    Original Member

    Eloy Fonseca Neto Silver Member

    Messages:
    843
    Likes Received:
    1,024
    Status Points:
    870
    Not if they were restricted, like for example 10 million flow miles! I think AA could do that, specialy with its new MM program!
     
  6. Skye1
    Original Member

    Skye1 Silver Member

    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    624
    Status Points:
    720
    Sure, lifetime EXP would be nice, and perhaps there's some monumental mulit-million-mile accrual mark that AA may think wouldn't be too generous....but I don't see AA doing that anytime soon.

    I'm always careful of the "(another airline) does this, so why doesn't AA?" logic....as there's likely other things the other airline does that I'm glad AA does NOT do.
     
    jbcarioca and perryplatypus like this.
  7. RestlessLocationSyndrome
    Original Member

    RestlessLocationSyndrome Silver Member

    Messages:
    1,014
    Likes Received:
    1,356
    Status Points:
    925
    It's actually quite intelligent not to provide the absolute highest status level except to those who continue to earn it. Plat is already a fairly good status for a lifetime. Even though you might keep that very small number of long term top elites extra happy with that status, you upset the majority of elites who do not see 4 mm as a realistic goal.
     
    basiface, jbcarioca, Bobtray and 2 others like this.
  8. zphelj

    zphelj Gold Member

    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    1,805
    Status Points:
    1,020
    I'd agree with you here. It's a good policy not to give out EXP lifetime based on some mile threshold.

    They do make rare exceptions I'm sure. For instance, the very small number of living American Medal of Honor recipients receive EXP, CK and AC access though I don't think it's officially lifetime, just granted again each year. Totally OK with that myself.
     
    wrxmom, jbcarioca and perryplatypus like this.
  9. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,517
    Likes Received:
    4,573
    Status Points:
    2,570
    If all things remain the same, why would anyone be upset if another category were added such as 4 million lifetime miles for exp lifetime? There would be no loss to other elites, and knowing that the possibility of lifetime exp exists might encourage additional loyalty and perhaps a bit more traveling. Anyone who would qualify for that would already have lifetime platinum and would not likely hurt another elite's chances for an upgrade.
     
  10. garyst16
    Original Member

    garyst16 Silver Member

    Messages:
    963
    Likes Received:
    1,028
    Status Points:
    825
    I couldn't agree more...I closed out November 2011 with just over 1.7M and am now sitting at just over 1.9M, however, the extra 200K don't count toward MM status any longer...really sucks! I was looking forward to LTP!
     
  11. schnitzel
    Original Member

    schnitzel Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,867
    Likes Received:
    2,833
    Status Points:
    1,470
    What about those people who got 3.8MM just before the rules changed, but never flew enough to get any status? They fly a bit more and get lifetime ExecPlat? That means all old credit cards qualify . . .
     
    perryplatypus and jbcarioca like this.
  12. Skye1
    Original Member

    Skye1 Silver Member

    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    624
    Status Points:
    720
    Worth considering would be that "lifetime" is not the flyer's life, but the life of the program. Who knows what 5, 10, 15 years down the road will look like. Perhaps much better, perhaps much worse, perhaps non-existent, who knows.....

    I suppose it's easy to say, having lifetime Plat, yet I know it's only as good as and only lasts as long as the program that issued it, the other airlines (within the alliance) that go along with it, etc.
     
  13. NYBanker
    Original Member

    NYBanker Gold Member

    Messages:
    32,725
    Likes Received:
    191,901
    Status Points:
    20,020
    They basically gave exp to most MegaDo participants and to UA status matchers, too. :(. MegaDoers were less than 200, but status matchers could be in the tens of thousands.
     
    perryplatypus and jbcarioca like this.
  14. JonNYC
    Original Member

    JonNYC Silver Member

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    403
    Status Points:
    495
    Nowhere remotely near that.
     
    perryplatypus and jbcarioca like this.
  15. NYBanker
    Original Member

    NYBanker Gold Member

    Messages:
    32,725
    Likes Received:
    191,901
    Status Points:
    20,020
    What do you think the UA status match count is?
     
    perryplatypus, jbcarioca and John777 like this.
  16. Photonerd71

    Photonerd71 Silver Member

    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    973
    Status Points:
    770
    And if they make changes to the benefits the "lifetime" benefits change as well. Then we will get to listen to people whine, moan and complain. (Cough cough take a look.at the united forum for the hundreds of posts on the changes to lifetime benefits)
     
    perryplatypus and jbcarioca like this.
  17. Scottrick
    Original Member

    Scottrick Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,586
    Likes Received:
    4,078
    Status Points:
    2,570
    I think lifetime 1K and lifetime GS were bad ideas. Great for you maybe, but not for the program as a whole. As others have said, be careful what you wish for.
     
    perryplatypus and jbcarioca like this.
  18. JonNYC
    Original Member

    JonNYC Silver Member

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    403
    Status Points:
    495
    a few thousand
     
    perryplatypus and jbcarioca like this.
  19. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,517
    Likes Received:
    4,573
    Status Points:
    2,570
    While there might be a few who qualify that way. I would imagine that most people who have spent close to 4 million dollars on their credit cards have probably flown a bit as well. Time would also change the demographics as young members would not get that benefit, and sad to say, older members (myself included) will eventually kick the bucket and level the playfield to the new rules.
     
    jbcarioca and perryplatypus like this.
  20. aadmiral

    aadmiral Silver Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    113
    Status Points:
    295
    I think they should give ExecPlat Lifetime to anyone with over 20 Million Miles. BTW I have 21.5 Million Miles :)
     
    wrxmom, horseguy and jbcarioca like this.
  21. tommy777
    Original Member

    tommy777 Co-founder

    Messages:
    2,674
    Likes Received:
    6,596
    Status Points:
    4,570
    AA has excluded themselves for doing something here. Because they awarded lifetime miles for absolutely everything, including elite bonuses, netflix sign ups etc, there are folks with enormous lifetime balances, many of them have not given AA much revenue at all (I mean, I have friends with 5MM lifetime on AA with only 300k bis miles.) Now, they've changed the program, but it's still way to generous compared to UA IMHO.

    The only way I would see this work, is if they are able to get the system to find out actual bis miles for all member, reset the lifetime balance and put EP at 3 million bis miles.
     
    cova and jbcarioca like this.
  22. kw335
    Original Member

    kw335 Silver Member

    Messages:
    737
    Likes Received:
    1,706
    Status Points:
    975
    Is there such thing as a lifetime EXP?
     
    jbcarioca likes this.
  23. tommy777
    Original Member

    tommy777 Co-founder

    Messages:
    2,674
    Likes Received:
    6,596
    Status Points:
    4,570
    No
     
    jbcarioca likes this.
  24. travelmommy

    travelmommy Active Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    28
    Status Points:
    65
    A friend told me that there are a very few people that have EXP for lifetime like some war veterans and patrons!
     
  25. schnitzel
    Original Member

    schnitzel Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,867
    Likes Received:
    2,833
    Status Points:
    1,470

Share This Page