Mileage run - successful failure!

Discussion in 'Mileage Runs/Travel Hacking' started by timfrost, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. timfrost

    timfrost Silver Member

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    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!
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  2. tom911
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    tom911 Gold Member

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    Definitely a nice gesture so late in the year when there may be limited options to fly again.

    Tom in Berlin
  3. satman40

    satman40 Gold Member

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    WN gave me a helping hand one year on a CP,

    Sure glad I have Lifetime status with AA,

    Glad it worked out.
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  4. pnoeric

    pnoeric Silver Member

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    Glad it worked out! AA is usually great about crediting miles based on orig itins, no matter how plans change.
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