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Old Nov 15, 07, 8:04 am
  #151  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: BOS
Programs: AA L/T Gold
Posts: 174
crossed 1 mil from SLC to DFW last night!

Summary Date: Nov 2007

Program to Date Miles: 1,000,436
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Old Nov 15, 07, 8:23 am
  #152  
 
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Location: OKC/DFW
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Originally Posted by mlgagne View Post
crossed 1 mil from SLC to DFW last night!

Summary Date: Nov 2007

Program to Date Miles: 1,000,436
Congratulations! Not so much for hitting 1MM but more for your flight posting so promptly. That's got to be some sort of record.
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Old Nov 15, 07, 9:49 am
  #153  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: BOS
Programs: AA L/T Gold
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just crossed 1 mil. How long did it take you to get the gold status? I am flying out in 2 weeks. Should I get it by then?

Thanks....
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Old Nov 15, 07, 10:21 am
  #154  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: OKC/DFW
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Originally Posted by mlgagne View Post
just crossed 1 mil. How long did it take you to get the gold status? I am flying out in 2 weeks. Should I get it by then?

Thanks....
Your status should update on aa.com well before your next flight, but you probably won't receive your package, which will include your new membership card, by then.
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Old Nov 15, 07, 10:32 am
  #155  
 
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Wink

Originally Posted by steve32 View Post
I agree. My "celebration" occured in released anticipation and over the lunch I was sharing with a friend for the projected transaction that put me over the hump. (And he offered to join me for lunch, offering to pay me cash so I could put it all on my CC for the miles, even though he chuckles at my focus on that; though the real reason for his asking to join me was to go over coordinating ourselves for me to help him work on his sailboat, winching his butt to the top of his mast).

My disappointment is directed more at the fact that American Airlines/ AAdvantage Marketing doesn't look like they are trying very hard in their customer service role. It doesn't take much to spruce up the language of a congradulatory e-mail when you have an entire department that is supposed to be dedicated to that kind of thing. They have been at it for 26 years now, and that's the best they can come up with?

Yes, the milestone is not as exceptional as it was in the 80's, but I'll bet they said it better back then. Why should they pare it down all the way to what it is now?

I want AA/AAdvantage to do well enough to be able to enjoy my lifetime benefits for a long lifetime. Their apparant lack of enthusiasm doesn't inspire a lot of enthusiasm from their customers, which is contrary to that goal which we should be sharing.

Just sharing my thoughts. Please do so too.

Steve


I'm so curious now that I found this thread..what would you like that letter to say?
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Old Nov 15, 07, 11:30 am
  #156  
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Originally Posted by oklAAhoma View Post
Congratulations! Not so much for hitting 1MM but more for your flight posting so promptly. That's got to be some sort of record.
I would say this comes from his own calculator not the current count on aa.com
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Old Nov 15, 07, 11:45 am
  #157  
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: new york,ny,usa
Posts: 179
Just made it to 1M!

Program to Date Miles: 1,005,136

Member Since: Monday, April 16, 2001
Last Activity Date: 11/12/07


On to the next Million!
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Old Nov 15, 07, 11:45 am
  #158  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: OKC/DFW
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
I would say this comes from his own calculator not the current count on aa.com
You think?
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Old Nov 15, 07, 12:52 pm
  #159  
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Programs: AA EXP 3MM, Lifetime Platinum, Marriott Platinum, HH Gold
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
The AAngel said that AA thinks about a policy change and rising up the miles levels for this perk of lifetime membership, probably at the end of the year.

I asked if there is any communication about this. She said since it was never official that AA offers Lifetime Membership so nothing will be published.


That doesn't sound good. I'm glad I just passed 1MM and am at least GLD for the life of the GLD program. I was hoping to get Lifetime PLT before they changed the rules. Hopefully they won't bump it up too far beyond 2MM.
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Old Nov 15, 07, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by trinity_in_texas View Post
I'm so curious now that I found this thread..what would you like that letter to say?
It should be a talking pop-up greeting card with Dr. Evil,

"One MEEEELLLIION miles"
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Old Nov 15, 07, 8:54 pm
  #161  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Programs: AA Exec Plat, BA EC Blue, UA Premier, HH Diamond VIP, Hyatt Platinum
Posts: 57
Made EXP on 11/11: 100,160
Lifetime miles: 1,900,478
Only 99,000 to go to 2 million and PLATINUM for Life! Woo hoo!
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Old Nov 17, 07, 3:46 am
  #162  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: The Garden of England
Programs: BA Silver AA Lifetime Gold
Posts: 502
Program to Date Miles: 1,000,845

YTD Elite Qualifying Points: 31,455

YTD Elite Qualifying Miles: 50,508

Plat could be wasted next year as I'll be burning lots of miles on trips in F and J and the only OW miles earning flights will be on QF in J.

Spike
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Old Nov 17, 07, 6:36 am
  #163  
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JDiver told me that the 2nd million comes faster and easier than the 1st one. That is the case for me. Although I think I will make it by 10/10/10 if I stay on my current pace, it is very nice to see the number of lifetime miles I have growing almost every day.

Remember we are in AA eshopping Double Miles season!

Also for those of you in the DFW area, shop Tom Thumb for AA miles posted to your account every time you spend $250 (not including beer, wine and cigarettes).

Good luck to all!
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Old Nov 17, 07, 12:27 pm
  #164  
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Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Always on vacation
Programs: aa exp - spg gold - Hyatt Diamond - HH Gold
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Just made my gold million after changing from WP about 3.5 years ago.

Will make EXP for the 3rd year in a row sometime in the next month all as a leisure traveler. Just have to decide where to go for the qualifying miles.

So many places - so little time.
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Old Nov 22, 07, 12:40 pm
  #165  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: DFW; Allen, TX
Programs: AA EXP/2MM, SPG Lifetime Platinum, Marriott PLT, National Exec Elite
Posts: 1,083
Mileage Summary
Summary Date: Nov 2007

Program to Date Miles: 1,000,013

YTD Elite Qualifying Points: 99,805

YTD Elite Qualifying Miles: 102,318

YTD Elite Qualifying Segments: 91


Thanks FTers!

I just made it official today!!
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