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DGoldst432 Oct 14, 15 3:29 pm

2016 Program Year Elite Status Buyback / Renew / Boost (consolidated)
 
Hello fellow flyers,

Does anyone know if AA will offer their Boost program again in the fourth quarter of 2015? This allows you to buy up to the next elite level if you are close to qualifying but don't quite make it. Last year for example AA offered PLT's with 85-90k EQM/EQP's to upgrade to EXP for $2,499. The more EQM/EQP's you had, the less it cost.

Thanks!

arollins Oct 14, 15 4:09 pm

Nothing has been mentioned yet. And I don't think anyone here will now for a fact. I seem to recall this was offered a bit latter. if you are 15k short of EXP, there are numerous post regarding MR that can be done for a lot less that $2,499.00

Oakshadow Oct 14, 15 8:54 pm

Was wondering the same thing. Will be 780 EQP's short of re-qualifying for Platinum. That will hurt. There's just no opportunity for MRs.

LBJ Oct 14, 15 9:06 pm

The mileage boost offer has typically gone live in the second week of November. You guys are asking about a month too early. The reality is that anyone who knows definitively is not going to be at liberty to comment.

arollins Oct 14, 15 10:20 pm


Originally Posted by Oakshadow (Post 25566438)
Was wondering the same thing. Will be 780 EQP's short of re-qualifying for Platinum. That will hurt. There's just no opportunity for MRs.

2.5 months left of travel and you can not find time to do a cheapo 1560 mile same day turn run? I would do my best to find one than hope for the buy up. It would be cheaper, besides, what if they do not offer the buy up?

Oakshadow Oct 17, 15 4:36 pm


Originally Posted by arollins (Post 25566727)
2.5 months left of travel and you can not find time to do a cheapo 1560 mile same day turn run? I would do my best to find one than hope for the buy up. It would be cheaper, besides, what if they do not offer the buy up?

Then I'm a 49,220 EQP AA Gold for 2016. Sucks but that's my reality.

rjw242 Oct 17, 15 4:48 pm


Originally Posted by Oakshadow (Post 25579243)
Then I'm a 49,220 EQP AA Gold for 2016. Sucks but that's my reality.

I'd be surprised if it wasn't offered again this year. Prices will likely be exorbitant, but if you can't spare a weekend morning to fly BUR-PHX-BUR in F, then maybe it's worth it.

tucsnaz Oct 17, 15 5:15 pm

LAX - ORD, same day turn on November 18th can be done for $159. I'm doing two of those turns that week myself. Just trying to help. I bought them last week for less than that.


Originally Posted by Oakshadow (Post 25579243)
Then I'm a 49,220 EQP AA Gold for 2016. Sucks but that's my reality.


vasantn Oct 17, 15 10:15 pm


Originally Posted by Oakshadow (Post 25579243)
Then I'm a 49,220 EQP AA Gold for 2016. Sucks but that's my reality.

Wow. Unusual viewpoint on FT. I can't imagine ever being that close and letting it slip.

Col Ronson Oct 17, 15 11:36 pm


Originally Posted by vasantn (Post 25580176)
Wow. Unusual viewpoint on FT. I can't imagine ever being that close and letting it slip.

seriously. I find it hard to believe that guy doesn't have 24 hours of free time where he can do a quick ORD-LGA run or ORD-DFW...etc.

Plenty of short flights to cover 800 miles.

mvoight Oct 18, 15 12:27 am


Originally Posted by vasantn (Post 25580176)
Wow. Unusual viewpoint on FT. I can't imagine ever being that close and letting it slip.

Especially with 2 1/2 months left to qualify. :)

vasantn Oct 18, 15 8:34 am


Originally Posted by mvoight (Post 25580421)
Especially with 2 1/2 months left to qualify. :)

Of course my perspective is a little warped. I flew 50K BIS miles in the last 2 months of 2011 to retain EXP. :D

ericgdukie44 Oct 18, 15 10:40 am


Originally Posted by Oakshadow (Post 25579243)
Then I'm a 49,220 EQP AA Gold for 2016. Sucks but that's my reality.

Almost certainly you're out of the country away from OneWorld airlines for the next 3 months, right?

vasantn Oct 18, 15 11:29 am


Originally Posted by ericgdukie44 (Post 25581691)
Almost certainly you're out of the country away from OneWorld airlines for the next 3 months, right?

Excellent point; hadn't even thought about that possibility.

sm82 Oct 18, 15 11:30 am


Originally Posted by Oakshadow (Post 25566438)
Was wondering the same thing. Will be 780 EQP's short of re-qualifying for Platinum. That will hurt. There's just no opportunity for MRs.

What are you doing this afternoon, I'm sure this group could find you something...


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