I have just started the process of really building miles and have a few questions. 1. Is it better for my partner and I to maintain separate pools of points or is there a benefit to say him moving his miles to my account? (I know moving them only counts as RDMs(I think thats the right way of shortening redeemable miles) not MQMs, if he flies it is usually with me, in fact almost exclusively) 2. From what I gather the ONLY ways of gaining MQMs are butt in seat, cc promos and the occasional purchase promo specifically for MQMs. Is this correct? 3. As I have only started this at mid year my only hope is that I reach Silver by years end, but I did just get the AE Platinum which from my understanding is about equal to Silver. Would I be correct in thinking that I should be able to get another AE card before years end which would definitely put me into Silver then any excess MQMs would count toward next year? 4. Purchasing tickets with the AE card offers double miles. Does anyone know if the bonus miles are RDMs or MQMs? Thanks! BTW you guys are so helpful and not snarky!!