I need six more segments to reach Gold status. I assume this means in this calendar year? Next month I have a trip that will add four segments, I think: From my regional airport to the international airport to my destination and back the same route. Four segments, right? To get the last two segments I am willing to fly from my regional airport to the international airport (150 miles), spend the night then fly back. Would that not achieve the last two segments I need? Also I have about 170k AA points/miles from using the AA credit card (same thing?). Is there a way to use points to get the last two segments? This may be elementary to most of you but I have never gotten this close before. Thanks in advance.