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AA Concierge Key: "just got my CK invitation", "lost CK" and related

AA Concierge Key: "just got my CK invitation", "lost CK" and related

Old Nov 22, 15, 9:46 am
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AA Concierge Key: "just got my CK invitation", "lost CK" and related

sorry - please feel free to move it.

I just got an email from AA. CK after 145K BIS and $54,5K spent.
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Old Nov 22, 15, 10:47 am
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Congrats!
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Old Nov 22, 15, 10:53 am
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Congrats! I don't ever see that happening to me, so I'll celebrate with you.
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Old Nov 22, 15, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by tonykline1947 View Post
sorry - please feel free to move it.

I just got an email from AA. CK after 145K BIS and $54,5K spent.
Congrats! Wow $2.66 CPM, is this mainly domestic or intl travel?
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Old Nov 22, 15, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by tonykline1947 View Post
sorry - please feel free to move it.

I just got an email from AA. CK after 145K BIS and $54,5K spent.
Well well, transparency comes to the selection process. If you have the flying and spend, very much worth it. Congrats.
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Old Nov 22, 15, 1:28 pm
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Ironically AA also gives out CK membership to people who fly and spend 10% of what this guy did. The majority of CK members i feel like are granted status through some sort of business connection.
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Old Nov 22, 15, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by tonykline1947 View Post
sorry - please feel free to move it.

I just got an email from AA. CK after 145K BIS and $54,5K spent.
Originally Posted by frebay View Post
Congrats! Wow $2.66 CPM, is this mainly domestic or intl travel?
Perhaps I'm math challenged, but I get $54,500 / 145,000 = $0.37 or 37 CPM.
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Old Nov 22, 15, 4:36 pm
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I can tell you that I am above both of those numbers and there's no CK love for me so I don't think there is any transparency.
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Old Nov 22, 15, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by ksdlflyer View Post
I can tell you that I am above both of those numbers and there's no CK love for me so I don't think there is any transparency.
Ha! Good data point. Definitely it's along the lines of $50K and above for the revenue-CKs, but, as we all know, many different ways to spend $50K and many different ways to earn 150K BIS while doing so.
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Old Nov 22, 15, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by ksdlflyer View Post
I can tell you that I am above both of those numbers and there's no CK love for me so I don't think there is any transparency.
What percentage of your spend is on AA marketed and operated flights?
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Old Nov 23, 15, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by restlessinRNO View Post
Perhaps I'm math challenged, but I get $54,500 / 145,000 = $0.37 or 37 CPM.
145,000 / $54,000 = 2.66 [MP$]

[If 6000 widgets cost $600, I'm paying $0.10 per widget; in reverse, 10 widgets will "buy" $1.00 of currency.]
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Old Nov 23, 15, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by nrr View Post
145,000 / $54,000 = 2.66 [MP$]
But the referenced post expressed amazement at spending "$2.66 CPM", incorrect for two reasons
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Old Nov 23, 15, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by JonNYC View Post
Ha! Good data point. Definitely it's along the lines of $50K and above for the revenue-CKs, but, as we all know, many different ways to spend $50K and many different ways to earn 150K BIS while doing so.
Never really paid too much attention to the CK stuff since I'm nowhere near that level, but surprised to hear the $50k figure. That's like 10 international biz tickets. Not chump change by any means, but given the air of exclusivity and mystique, I presumed that the barriers would be higher than taking one business trip per month.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by linglingfool View Post
What percentage of your spend is on AA marketed and operated flights?
Very close to 100% and several international J fares as well. I don't know the exact dollar value but I took a quick average over the course of the last few weeks and it should be above $50k and, yes, I took at the tax portion before anyone asks. I also know that 4 of my tickets alone, excluding taxes, make up nearly $18k of that, all AA operated and marketed.

I don't think it is an exact science but I'm also not worried about it either.
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Old Nov 23, 15, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by arlflyer View Post
Never really paid too much attention to the CK stuff since I'm nowhere near that level, but surprised to hear the $50k figure. That's like 10 international biz tickets. Not chump change by any means, but given the air of exclusivity and mystique, I presumed that the barriers would be higher than taking one business trip per month.
Definitely -not- suggesting that $50K annual spend = qualify for CK.
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