Hey Everyone, Totally new to all of this, but my wife and I are taking a trip to Europe in a few months and the total round trip should be just over 10,000 miles. We are booked on an O fare, so from what I have read I would only be getting 0.5 Qualifying Points for this trip and thus signing up for the gold challenge (I currently do not have any elite status with any airline) would be a done deal. What I am wondering is if this is worth it or not. I would love to be Platinum, but I just don't have an opportunity to fly that much and I think the gold challenge will be as much as I could manage in three months. Is gold worth the money, especially for someone who only takes a few trips a year? Is there something I should consider that would be more beneficial that I am perhaps missing? Thanks!