I had a mileage run LAX-DEN-LAX on American Eagle today to cover the remaining 1073 miles I needed to stay PLT for another year. I was scheduled to arrive into LA Union station at 9pm last night but the train was severely delayed by the weather in California - in fact we spent 9 hours at San Luis Obispo this morning and finally are on the bus to Los Angeles. My flight was 818am and I called at around 715 to speak to AAdvantage customer service, explained the situation, and he was kind enough to instantly credit my account with the miles needed just as if I had flown. He said he knew we were having weather out there and as long as I didn't try to make a habit of it they were more than happy to accommodate. I got the idea from you fine folks... Well worth $198 to keep my status rather than outright buying it, which is likely what I would have had to do considering my schedule for the rest of the year. Thanks for the tip and happy flying in 2015!