I am Denver based and most of my travel is to either RIC or SNA with ocasional trips to other cities. Based on my current travel plans, I wll finish 2012 with 65,967 PQM. I am willing to do a 10K mileage run to achieve Platinum status if it makes sense. Two questions for the forum: 1) Is Platinum status worth the time, effort and $$ of a mileage run? 2) Does anone have any suggestions for a mid December run? I'm looking for the biggest bang for the buck and don't realy care about the destination. I only started flying United twelve months ago and am still learning the ropes. Thanks in advance for your advice.