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How old were you when you 1st hit EXP (or equivalent)?

How old were you when you 1st hit EXP (or equivalent)?

Old Dec 27, 15, 10:33 am
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How old were you when you 1st hit EXP (or equivalent)?

Just hit EXP yesterday for the 1st time with 101,551 EQMs. I'm 26 and this is my first time hitting EXP (was platinum the past 18 months and gold prior to that). How old was everyone when they 1st hit EXP (or the equivalent on another airline)? I'm 26 so imagine I'm on the younger side but just curious how old everyone was hitting their 1st time : )
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Old Dec 27, 15, 10:45 am
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I've seen kids with EXP!
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Old Dec 27, 15, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by Youngtraveldude View Post
Just hit EXP yesterday for the 1st time with 101,551 EQMs. I'm 26 and this is my first time hitting EXP (was platinum the past 18 months and gold prior to that). How old was everyone when they 1st hit EXP (or the equivalent on another airline)? I'm 26 so imagine I'm on the younger side but just curious how old everyone was hitting their 1st time : )
Probably around 40. Up until then I just hadn't been in a job that required a lot of traveling but when I hit 39 I was assigned to a position with world wide responsibilities and the travel went up exponentially. Of course so much has changed over the years, at least my years, that now we're experiencing actually a cutback in travel due to budget and to the availability of Internet based meeting venues.
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Old Dec 27, 15, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by Parzival View Post
I've seen kids with EXP!
Wow! That will be my goal for my kids someday : )
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Old Dec 27, 15, 11:12 am
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Congratulations on hitting EXP I was 22 my first time.
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Old Dec 27, 15, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by flyingeph12 View Post
Congratulations on hitting EXP I was 22 my first time.
haha well I knew I was the youngest! How did you hit at 22? Lots of international family trips?
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Old Dec 27, 15, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by Youngtraveldude View Post
haha well I knew I was the youngest! How did you hit at 22? Lots of international family trips?
2011-2012 was the year of triple EQMs on DFW/ORD-SFO. On top of that, AA had a global double EQM promo the last two months of 2012 due to the pilot shenanigans in Sep.
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Old Dec 27, 15, 11:37 am
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Congrats! 24 my first time! ^^
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Old Dec 27, 15, 11:44 am
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Early 30s
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Old Dec 27, 15, 11:56 am
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25 when I first hit EXP. Had it for 10 years. It was the best FFP out there at the time.
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Old Dec 27, 15, 12:13 pm
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One of our more valuable contributors was just 15:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...leage-run.html
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Old Dec 27, 15, 12:35 pm
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One of our more valuable contributors was just 15:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...leage-run.html
who-HOOOOOOOOOOO!!! ^
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Old Dec 27, 15, 12:37 pm
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Two years ago at 37
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Old Dec 27, 15, 1:01 pm
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22 for me.

Doing the DFW-DTW flight twice a week mainly.
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Old Dec 27, 15, 1:18 pm
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