THis may be an age old question...and if it is being discussed in another thread I sincerely apologize. (if it is can you tell me which one?) here is the reason for my question. I am PLAT on AA. I will most likely get XPLAT by years end...but I am becoming more and more disheartened by AA in the recent months. I have had several issues both in flight and on the ground in the last couple of months. Also, given the issues with AA's pilots...I am seriously thinking of jumping ship and doing a challenge with another airline in 2013. Just wondering what's the general consensus among the traveling elite? I travel mostly in the USA and canada. ORD is home base...and I typically have at least 2 international trips a year to Europe. Should I stay...or should I go??