Is AA upgrading people for some reason?

Discussion in 'Mileage Runs/Travel Hacking' started by azhiking8, Dec 21, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. azhiking8

    azhiking8 Member

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    I got an email from AA telling me that I just went Plat.
    however.... my numbers are:



    YTD Elite Qualifying Points 42,913
    YTD Elite Qualifying Miles 35,334
    YTD Elite Qualifying Segments
    26

    Can anyone explain why? I thought you had to be 50k or 50 segs... I'm NOT complaining, just wondering...:D
     
  2. TravelMusing

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    Congrats on the plat! It's a Christmas gift! :)
     
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  3. azhiking8

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    Is it THAT easy??? I thought maybe the worry over bankruptcy pushed them into gifting...
     
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  4. TrippePanAM

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    I wish they did that to me :(
     
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  5. TravelMusing

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    I do not know why you got the plat from AA, just congratulating you on getting the surprise gift. Will be interested to see if that happened to others!
     
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  6. azhiking8

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    me too...thanks for the kind note...
     
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  7. DestinationDavid
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    Widely reported on TOBB and a few reports here in the AA forum of this happening. No specific reason from AA has been given, but it's happened to a few individuals. Enjoy. ;)
     
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  8. karung99
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    Congratulation and enjoy
     
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  9. impsycho

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    Congratulations - nice way to try and keep people boarding AA next year
     
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  10. Eloy Fonseca Neto
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    It just happen to my cousin with 32K Miles and 44EQPS... She just became platinum! What's going on?
     
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  11. TAHKUCT
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    Enjoy your new benefits!
     
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  12. Lufthansa Flyer
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    Its a FESTIVUS MIRACLE!!!

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  13. Lufthansa Flyer
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    would stink if this was a rogue server going nuts at AA.com!!
     
  14. PointyWings

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    Pray, what is TOBB?
     
  15. Lufthansa Flyer
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    TOBB is "The Other Bulletin Board" AKA Flyertalk.com.....it's not usually referred to by name! :)
     
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  16. mikeef
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    My guess would that it has something to do with the EQP/EQM ratio. Maybe everyone who made it over 30K miles and a 1.2X ratio got it, or some such similar figure? That's a reasonably valuable customer for the airline.

    Mike
     
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  17. Lufthansa Flyer
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    now if only UA took us mere 1p's and gave us a little 1k lovin'
     
  18. ab3i
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    If they would bump me to e-plat I would stick with AA. I am really sad about not making it this year, but my client location forced me to fly star alliance, although I was able to still rack p 77k eqp /70k eqms on AA. Ah well I guess I will switch to UA with my new 1k status, but i am still bummed about losing e-plat, much prefer AA even out of Denver
     
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  19. NYBanker
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    If you write a well articulated letter(not an email) describing your situation and how much travel you have for '12 planned, mention that you are 1k but prefer AA, perhaps give a reason why you fell short this year, you've at least got a shot at exp or a challenge. Living in Denver is probably a good fact, too.

    While the odds of success are less than 50%, I know the odds if you don't write.
     
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  20. mattsteg
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    Including and documenting details of your 2011 *A flying and why you can switch that back to AA might help also.
     
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  21. traveltsar

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    I'm just waiting for the day I'm downgraded since I haven't flown any AA flights since May of this year.
     
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    Or even if they would show a little 1P lovin' to an 8-month preggo soon-to-be 2P who isn't supposed to fly anymore this year. OP's numbers are about where I am for the year right now with UA.
     
  23. skit53
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    Since your EPS/EQM ratio is over 1, your overall spending is probably higher than other plats who qualified via the EQM route.

    Do you know how much you've spent on AA/OW this year? That could be a reason why.
     
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  24. Sweet Willie
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    congrats on the status,

    Personally I wouldn't post specific account details
     
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  25. pnoeric

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    Good point-- can't hurt to try. My boyfriend and I tried twice without luck... we're both UA 1Ks and both interesting in switching 100% to AA. You might get a yes from them, though! :)
     

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