Thanks FT! (On my way to a PLT Challenge!)

 
Old Nov 17, 08, 2:59 pm
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Red face Thanks FT! (On my way to a PLT Challenge!)

What's a guy to do?

I have the potential to do 5 flights from FRA to the States over the next 8 months. Two of the trips will be to SAT, two to CAE and one to BNA. Which FF plan to use?

Because I'm military and will be on orders for two of the trips, one of the SATs are required to be on AA, as will the BNA. AA is also the logical choice for my second trip to SAT.

That being said, my two trips to CAE will be in December. Not exactly a great AA city.

I scratched my head trying to figure out the best way to proceed. Obviously the best way to would be to use one airline and max out my award potential. Of course I wouldn't get any real status (AA Gold) until I complete one December flights to CAE (12,130 miles added to 13,000 miles already in my account) Then maybe I would requal as a Gold in 2009.

Then I discovered FT. I rummaged around over the last couple of weeks and discovered the AA Status Challenge.

The heavens opened, angels sang!

Then this evening one of the FRAs to CAE became reality. I called AA Customer Service, signed up my 17 yo daughter and myself for the PLT challenge and booked 2 tix from FRA-DFW-CAE in code V. (12,130 miles)

I leave on 12-2 and return on 12-7. The way I figure it we'll hit PLT somewhere over the North Atlantic on the return leg.

Never had status on an airline, but used to be Diamond on HHonors, which had some nice perks. I'm looking forward to trying the AA PLT out over the next year.

THANKS FT!

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Old Nov 17, 08, 4:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Gamecock View Post
What's a guy to do?

I have the potential to do 5 flights from FRA to the States over the next 8 months. Two of the trips will be to SAT, two to CAE and one to BNA. Which FF plan to use?

Because I'm military and will be on orders for two of the trips, one of the SATs are required to be on AA, as will the BNA. AA is also the logical choice for my second trip to SAT.

That being said, my two trips to CAE will be in December. Not exactly a great AA city.

I scratched my head trying to figure out the best way to proceed. Obviously the best way to would be to use one airline and max out my award potential. Of course I wouldn't get any real status (AA Gold) until I complete one December flights to CAE (12,130 miles added to 13,000 miles already in my account) Then maybe I would requal as a Gold in 2009.

Then I discovered FT. I rummaged around over the last couple of weeks and discovered the AA Status Challenge.

The heavens opened, angels sang!

Then this evening one of the FRAs to CAE became reality. I called AA Customer Service, signed up my 17 yo daughter and myself for the PLT challenge and booked 2 tix from FRA-DFW-CAE in code V. (12,130 miles)

I leave on 12-2 and return on 12-7. The way I figure it we'll hit PLT somewhere over the North Atlantic on the return leg.

Never had status on an airline, but used to be Diamond on HHonors, which had some nice perks. I'm looking forward to trying the AA PLT out over the next year.

THANKS FT!
Welcome to FT and thanks for the kind words!

It's always nice to see new posters taking the time to share some kind words instead of demanding discount codes or complaining about how AA screwed them.

Congrats in advance on the successful challenge to you and your daughter. It's a shame you didn't discover the challenges last month, as there was no fee up until 11/1. Also, it's great to see some int'l traffic flowing into BNA!
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Old Nov 17, 08, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Gamecock View Post
I scratched my head trying to figure out the best way to proceed. Obviously the best way to would be to use one airline and max out my award potential. Of course I wouldn't get any real status (AA Gold) until I complete one December flights to CAE (12,130 miles added to 13,000 miles already in my account) Then maybe I would requal as a Gold in 2009.

THANKS FT!
Also, just a reminder about another benefit of your PLT status: if all stays the same, you'll have a soft landing down to GLD in 2010 even without additional flying. But with the possible 4 TATL (TransATLantic) flights in your schedule, you'll be well on your way to requalifying for PLT in 2010.
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Old Nov 17, 08, 5:47 pm
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Welcome to FT! Hope you and your daughter have good flights and enjoy your AA PLT status!
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