Old Jun 14, 18, 6:03 pm
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ethernal
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
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Just to add one alternative voice... are you sure you don't want to qualify for Diamond? I assume you would still qualify for Gold next year, which means the only thing you are really losing is the award redeposit (Gold still has okay phone line priority - probably not materially worse than Platinum).

For making Diamond, at a minimum you will get more miles per dollar spent next year, as well as 75000 SkyMiles from Choice Benefits (assuming you do not want to use the RUC/GUCs - your upgrade chances with a RUC are high and may allow you to avoid buying F). That's anywhere from $750-$1000 worth of value - do you really do award redeposits so much that you would get more from that?
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