Because of my accident in early October, I lost 16 segments worth of travel that would have put me a flight away from EXP. Now I'm not going to be able to consider air travel again until December at best, probably the second week/weekend. I actually use my EXP status and it has value to me, and I'll be using it next year both domestically and on an RTW itinerary in the summer... so I'm going to have to make a (series of) run(s) for it. None of the business trips I booked have any significant value left after change fees (they were short, cheap trips), so I'm paying for this out of pocket. I'm currently at 83 EQS and 67,525 EQM, meaning I need 17 EQS or 32, 475 EQM. I can earn 16 EQS in just four domestic round trips out of Austin if I'm connecting through somewhere, and something like AUS-DFW-SAT/HOU/TUL/OKC/etc. is pretty simple to do. Given that I don't care where I'm going since I'm just turning around and coming back, I'm looking at just seeing what's on NetSaaver for a given weekend and taking it. I'm not thinking I can get 30K+ EQM for the same price I can get four domestic four-segment round trips, but I'm open to options if people have ideas. Also, even though this is probably sacrilege, I'd prefer shorter segments (I want to spend as little time as I can actually flying vs. collecting a few hundred extra EQM/RDM per round trip). Thoughts?