I applied for the C1 at the last possible moment (the offer was already pulled from the website but you could still apply if you phoned) and was approved. A few newbie questions - 1. I have sent my AA statement and should be in line to receive 100K points. However, in various discussions numbers like 110K have been floated. Where is the extra coming from? Am I missing some step I should be taking? 2. Required initial spend of $1K - can it also be partially or fully the "travel spend" for which I can ask for credit? 3. Does the travel spend charge have to be at least, at most, or exactly equal to the credit I expect from C1? Examples: If I charge a ticket for $1500, can I get $1000 of that paid by the 100K points? If I charge two tickets for $800+$200=$1000, can that be paid by converting 100K points? Thanks.