Hi All i have a question; is AA Gold worth the effort/money? Currently i have ~10,600 EQM with an additional ~8750 EQM scheduled but not booked yet. If I do use AA for these that will put me at about ~19,350 thus being about 6000 EQM shy of AA Gold. A RT LAX - LGA (5248) & LAX - SFO (674) should put me over the mark; but at a cost of about ~$450 i believe. Are the AA Gold Benefits worth it? FYI this would be the first time I hit elite on anything.