Challenge for Aussie to get AA Miles

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  1. drewbles
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    OK, sounds easy ('just fly drewbles!' some would say, but it's not so simple :p).

    I need to find a way to accumulate somewhere between 37500 to 62500 miles, in as short a time as possible.

    This is made near impossible in AU from what I can see. My only real options that I know of are:

    a) Spend a buttload on Amex, move AR to SPG at the rate of 3:1 (poor value even with the SPG-> AA Bonus)
    b) Do similar through Diners (who uses diners apart from hotels and airlines?)
    c) do the BIS miles

    As AA have no credit cards in Australia (and no way of earning anywhere near 1:1), does anyone have any suggestions? I think i'm SOOL but thought i'd throw it over to the more US-centric crowd :)
     
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    Maybe ask Sagy to create a drewbles for the gold mr like he did for wijthomas?
     
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    for the gold eh? I have AA Gold ;) Do tell more (Sagy, feel free to advise me too!).

    It just sucks that AA charge so much to transfer points (I'd just go and buy them but they're still too pricey!).
     
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    So why do you need these miles? ASAP ?
     
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    Could proceed directly to the Ryan Bingham Do in DFW Sept 22, MEL LAX ..... caribbeean .... DFW etc ? X2
     
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    I make an appearance in half the threads on milepoint. I feel so popular. :rolleyes:
     
  7. wijomas
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    My suggestion:

    Email Suzanne and beg :D
     
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    slacker! :p
     
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  9. drewbles
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    "Hi Suzanne, please to be giving me miles. kthx" I don't think that would work.

    No, you just hijack :p

    Cause I have a JFK-MEL flight booked for the return from the SMD4 but I don't have one to the USA (and we all know how stupid one way fares are price wise, and I don't really feel like nesting flights and having a 'spare' sitting there for use, even though i'll use it; QF's fees for changing flights are stupid unlike AA's).
     
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    I think i'd be pushing the friendship with my employer (although my bank manager would *love* me, and my credit card would hate me). After all the time i've taken off this year, i'm going to be struggling to get the time off for the SMD4 trip let alone another one in September. I'm effectively grounded at home (with the exception of weekends) and kinda have to spend time in the office.

    So, who's in the USA and wants an IP Network Engineer/VoIP Engineer and is willing to sponsor me? :)
     
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    Hrm. Shame it's not as good as the pudding guy's effort!

    I'll investigate this, but fear it's not going to be any cheaper than just paying for a one way coach ticket (my aim is to get J there, and upgrade my already existing Y booking to J for after the megado). To do that at 2.23cpm would be $1437.50 which isn't bad, and that would be in J. Unfortunately I can't pay that much this month and the offer is only for another few days.

    Back to the drawing board:(
     
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    Yeah, it's not a magic answer. Wish I had one for you!
     
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    I think Mr Bingham should donate me a flight based on the fact he attempted to hijack my thread. What do you reckon? ;)
     
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    LOL, just an expression. Perhaps I should have said go for the CK, I live on an airplane, my name is wijomas, but will soon be Ryan Bingham mr. :)
     
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    That sounds quite fair to me!
     
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    I didn't. They started talking about me all by themselves. I was just giving the public what they wanted.
     
  18. drewbles
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    Isn't that what Hitler said? :p
     
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    Just had a thought as I read through this again.

    I know your question is AA, but given your time constraints there may be another way.
    Phone me?
     
  20. drewbles
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    Really? Interesting! I don't have your number so just drop me a PM (either with your number or your suggestions ;))

    Now I have a confirmed spot on SMD4, I will need these points (or bust my QF balance and waste points to get MEL-LAX in Coach as J is just too many points).
     
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    Thanks for everyone's help and suggestions on this btw. I eventually managed to obtain some Velocity (Viegin Australia) points and am glad to say I booked my J fare to LAX to pickup the megado and have enough points left on AA to upgrade my return, if space becomes available :)
     
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    Good on you drewbles, perseverance does pay off. So, we'll see you in LA or even before in DFW. :)

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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    (And on hold to AA now, using my last AA miles to upgrade my return to J courtesy of all the miles from the OWMD!) :D
     
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    Just LAX. I can't justify a trip there (or get the time off work) as much as I'd love to. I am however staying several days after the MD winds up so am open to anything going on in the US whilst I'm there (else ill head to FL to visit a friend)
     
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    I support all initiatives for AUSsie to get AA miles...
     

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