I received AA’s 1K status match offer to Executive Platinum. I am curious as to MP members input as to how the loyalty programs and travel experiences compare to each other. I will continue to be a United 1K, but I am indecisive as to whether I should pursue the requalification of AA Executive Platinum status. On the positive side of AA, SWUs can be used on any fare even discounted Business class and Emeralds get access to the Flagship and international OneWorld First class lounges. ExPlats get unlimited complimentary domestic upgrades, and AA does not seem to be engaging in the TOD upgrades scheme. Platinums continue to earn the 100 percent RDM bonus. AA also really seems to wish to earn the customers business and is taking great steps to do so. On the negative side, I start out with a zero AA mileage balance. AA’s routing network seems to be extremely limited internationally when compared to United whose network is massive. From my current domicile, there are few AA flights to the west coast. IMHO, a major drawback is that a potential AA-US merger would likely lead to major changes in the AAdvantage program and reductions in benefits. I appreciate feedback from AA loyalists whether they only fly AA, switched from United to AA, or if they have 1K and Executive Platinum on both airlines. Is the AAdvantage program and Executive Platinum status worth the expenditure for the benefits and experiences in the long term?