NYT article about mileage run and frequent flyer changes

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  1. Aditya Vyas
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    Mileage runs will still be valuable if you are looking for status -- it's the miles which count for status, not the fare paid. Yes, you might also need qualifying dollars or spend on a co-branded credit card but for many people those are easier to come by.
     
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    Well, the status does means more to me than the miles (still sting ...) so I might still do it. They all (MQM) add towards the lifetime status.
     
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    I always enjoy when a media organization decides to write a story about news from 3-6 months ago. :rolleyes:
     
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    This is an interesting article, considering that I recently got an offer from AA granting platinum status for the remainder of the year, and also next year if I log in 12K air miles (how do you say "mileage run"?)!
     
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    Is that an targeted offer would be interested in it considering i might be moving to SE asia for expat gig and could use status on OW
     
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    Might be slow business news story. MP and FT forums are always ahead
     
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    I suspect that it's a targeted offer. I'm US CP, and AA nothing, and got this offer in an email. My wife is lifetime AA gold, and didn't get the offer. Why not contact AA to see if they'll include you in this offer? You have nothing to lose by doing so.
     
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    Thanks might do that
     
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