I have a status match offer from AA to match my UA 1K status with EXP for 90 days with some requirements that are unstated until I sign up. My first AA flight is on August 11th, so if I want that flight to count, I need to start the ball rolling by accepting the match right away. Currently, I only have the paperwork, but I have not submitted it. Here is my problem. I still want to earn the last 17,000 miles I'll need this year to make 1K in MileagePlus for 2015. Most of my travel is already booked until mid September, and the mileage earning from those flights is calculated into what I still need to add. Copa is my favorite airline for USA access from and to Latin America where I live, so I want to enjoy one last year of 1K status when I fly them next year, as I plan to continue doing in the mix with AA. What does AA typically require during the 90 day qualification period to maintain EXP status through 2/29/2016? I have a 13,XXX mile trip to book which will take place in Sept./Oct. that I can book on either AA or UA, but this August trip is only 1100 miles. I don't want to start the match too soon, then have to choose between keeping 1K and qualifying to keep EXP for the 2015 program year. I have less flexibility this year to do MRs than I normally have, or it wouldn't be an issue. Thanks in advance for any wisdom you can share here.