I have both the Chase BA card and the Citi Hilton Reserve cards. The BA comes with the "travel together" ticket after $30K spend and the Citi Hilton come with Diamond status after a $40K spend. I should be able to reach both spend levels, so my question has to do with the timing of a large purchase to maximize the spend. I think the travel together ticket is good for two years. I don't plan on using it until 2014. When does the clock start on the two years? When would Diamond status end? If I made the purchase that puts me over the min spend this year, would it end Dec of 2013? If I wait until Jan will it end in Dec 2013 or 2014? Please advise.