I have 30,000 elite qualifying miles. These miles can be used for status, up to platinum level So if I have 70,000 miles for status already, I can only add 5,000 to get to platinum, not 30,000 to get to "1k" (the next level) Question is, if I have 25k for status now, can I add my 30k miles to that, get to 55,000, which is below platinum. Then later, I get 50,000 more miles for status, and now I am at 105k. I don't use the elite qualifying miles to get me to 1k, but they are part of the 105. Does that work? Or do they disqualify the EQM's?