what is the quickest way to achieve gold status

Old Aug 31, 03, 1:04 pm
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what is the quickest way to achieve gold status

I'm short 1300 points from meeting the qualifications for gold under the gold challenge program what is the quickest and least expensive way? any replies are appreciated thank you very much. IntheAAisle refered me to this site
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Old Aug 31, 03, 1:21 pm
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Find a destination from your local airport that is near and cheap to get a r/t ticket to. Ensure that the journey involes a change on at least one way , so that you complete 3 sectors.

Each sector will earn you a minimum of 500 points, so the 3rd one will get you gold

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Old Aug 31, 03, 4:00 pm
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i assume you need q points , which would be 2600 q mi's on disc coach. 1 rt to dfw will get you there, or if you need 1300 q mi, 1 rt to ord. perhaps some more detail would allow better answers....good luck
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Old Aug 31, 03, 7:00 pm
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Welcome to FT, jlebo91845!

It doesn't necessarily need to be 2600 miles. As Dave points out, any 3 segments at any fare will do the trick. I don't know what's likely to be the cheapest round trip out of Albany (if that's your home airport), but ALB is a Southwest city, so try destinations that they serve.
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Old Aug 31, 03, 11:22 pm
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I'm flying out of ALB on Thursday to Orlando for $110 including everything. I'm going on CO metal with NW codeshare. I didn't check the AA flights out of ALB but with , I think it's Southwest, flying out on real cheap fares the airlines are all trying to meet them. It's worth a few thousand miles. See if AA is coming anywhere close on this fare. It can be a really cheap trip.

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Old Sep 1, 03, 3:18 am
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From Albany, there's not a lot because AA got rid of its ALB-JFK flights and cut the ALB-ORD flights to RJs. The problem is not the fares as much as it is the availabilty of low fare seats, especially trying to get back to Albany on either of the PM flights. You might be better off taking the two-hour drive over to Hartford and going from there, since they have flights to ORD, STL, DFW, and MIA. Hartford-Chicago can be done as Hartford-St.Louis-Chicago-Hartford, and cheap overnights are usually available in either St. Louis or Chicago using Priceline.
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Old Sep 1, 03, 7:41 am
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a trip to start comparing with could be:
alb-ord-stl-ord-alb...2k q points, 2446 q mi + 181 bonus mi [from last leg] + 125 bonus from next to last leg on which you qualify iirc.

priced @ $415.50 for 1 day trip on 9/6 or 9/13.

have you tried anything from bdl?

what have you found so far?

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