Hi, I'm new to this forum, and also new to MR. I've asked for help at some other forum but didn't get a good answer, so I found here. Hopefully someone can help me out. I need 8719 EQMs, or 4360 actual flying miles with double EQMs promo, to achieve AA platinum. I'm close to AZO/GRR/DTW (ORD might be fine too but it's my last choice). I'm on a trip with my girlfriend Dec.8 - Dec.20. I don't think it's cool to spend a day flying myself during the trip, so hopefully I don't have to do that. Please let me know if you can help. I'm looking to spend $600 or less. P.S. I want the plat status mainly for international upgrades. Please let me know how hard it is for AA Gold member to get award upgrades on flights to China/South Korea/HongKong. If it's not difficult, I might not need this status. Thanks!