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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:06 pm   #1
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Exclamation STATUS FOR SALE-- *including EXP*

http://www.aa.com/prepaidtravelcard
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:08 pm   #2
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Only a matter of time until AA copied UA on this one.
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:10 pm   #3
 
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why would anyone buy that, especially mid-year?
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:11 pm   #4
 
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Looks to be only a "limited time" offer until 8/31/06, although I imagine it will be extended if the reception is positive.

Elite status is only through 2/28/07.

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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:11 pm   #5
 
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omg! I wish they would have offered this earlier in the year. I would have gladly paid that to avoid requalification by *gasp* segments.
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:12 pm   #6
 
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Only a matter of time until AA copied UA on this one.
Agreed.

And in the hopes of cutting short what could otherwise turn into a 500-page thread: this is not a dilution of status because they're essentially selling EQMs at 10 cents per mile, which is not at all a bargain.
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:12 pm   #7
 
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So a trip in business class to europe and you are already at plat!

Two and you get EXP!

If I traveled AA I would do this.
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:14 pm   #8
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Looks to be only a "limited time" offer until 8/31/06, although I imagine it will be extended if the reception is positive.

Elite status is only though 2/28/07.
Only for those who can't figure out how to actually qualify for their prefered level with this card by 12/31/06.

This is an EXP "status match" if you think you'll spend $10k (or can comply with the paid extensions of the card's value according to the rules).
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:17 pm   #9
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Looks to be only a "limited time" offer until 8/31/06, although I imagine it will be extended if the reception is positive.

Elite status is only though 2/28/07.
*KEY POINT*, IMHO.
That's not a lot of time at the status for that much $$.
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:18 pm   #10
 
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I guess its good that it is only offering elite status valid through Feb. Props to AA on this one as I would have though they would offer it through 2008
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:21 pm   #11
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So a trip in business class to europe and you are already at plat!

Two and you get EXP!

If I traveled AA I would do this.

Or EXP for an F int'l ticket or a couple of AFS F tickets.
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:23 pm   #12
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The Card is valid for purchases of American Airlines travel products and services only.
I'm guessing that excludes RTWs.
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:24 pm   #13
 
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The timing of this really sucks. My travel spend on AA from March 28-June 10 was way north of $10k...including 3 $1800 o/w J transcons.

A serious question: I read the T&C, and it doesn't mention anything about eVIPs. Does anyone know if these "bought" EXPs come with eVIPs?
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:24 pm   #14
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I guess its good that it is only offering elite status valid through Feb. Props to AA on this one as I would have though they would offer it through 2008
But if plan your travel well you can extend the status through normal means, right?
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Old Jul 27, 06, 3:25 pm   #15
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I guess its good that it is only offering elite status valid through Feb. Props to AA on this one as I would have though they would offer it through 2008
Me too. And this really is quite late in the year.

Then again, if things still work the way we expect a no status person could get till 02/07 at EP and then another year at Plat for $10K they might be spending other wise.

Maybe the true "suckers" are those non-EXPs who don't do this program-- but then spend 10K on AA in the next 8 months..
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