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Anybody Doing Any Interesting EQD/EQM Runs This Year?

Anybody Doing Any Interesting EQD/EQM Runs This Year?

Old Dec 8, 17, 3:39 pm
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Anybody Doing Any Interesting EQD/EQM Runs This Year?

Realizing I was going to be $586 short of Platinum Pro, I found it necessary to book a MCI-PHX-CLT-MCO-DFW-MCI EQD "run" to put me over the top (EQM's are already at 75K). Anybody else doing any creative EOY EQD/EQM "runs" this year?
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Old Dec 8, 17, 4:12 pm
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You couldn't find a shorter/simpler RT from MCI for $600?
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Old Dec 8, 17, 4:15 pm
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No -ing way. I will not give an airline a single incremental dollar in revenue nor fly a single unnneccessary mile in some chase for "status."

Any dollar spent on mileage runs would be far better spent just buying up to first class tickets (especially first class tickets on airlines better than AA)

I'm well across the EQD threshold for Platinum but short on EQMs. I'm perfectly happy to remain at Gold and smile at the long list of 30+ EXPs on an upgrade list for a 16-seat cabin where I will be sitting thanks to FCM!
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Old Dec 8, 17, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by kpfleming View Post
You couldn't find a shorter/simpler RT from MCI for $600?
Not one that included segments in F during the last week of the year. I wanted to try the A330 in F that's running PHX-CLT.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 4:38 pm
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I flew on BA YVR-LHR-JNB-LHR-YVR last weekend in W to get over the EQD requirement. That was an interesting trip, not sure I'd do it again.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by RichVan View Post
I flew on BA YVR-LHR-JNB-LHR-YVR last weekend in W to get over the EQD requirement. That was an interesting trip, not sure I'd do it again.
Is W on BA Premium Economy?
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Old Dec 8, 17, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by MCI777 View Post
Is W on BA Premium Economy?
Yerp.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 5:04 pm
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No way. New program is a joke. I now just travel when I want and buy F/J. Bye bye chasing status!
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Old Dec 8, 17, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by LINDEGR View Post
No way. New program is a joke. I now just travel when I want and buy F/J. Bye bye chasing status!
I really wish my company allowed F purchase on Domestic itineraries. More often than not, I DO buy F/J for personal travel but for work trips I have to rely on the long-shot upgrade coming through. You're right, it sucks but I'm doing my best to make travel as bearable as possible, lol.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by RichVan View Post
I flew on BA YVR-LHR-JNB-LHR-YVR last weekend in W to get over the EQD requirement. That was an interesting trip, not sure I'd do it again.
i did 2 of these back to back weekends last month in PE. I even got OpUpped LHR-LAX. On the way home.

I always end up doing at least one JNB run per year.

I love it!!!
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Old Dec 8, 17, 5:43 pm
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Originally Posted by MCI777 View Post
I really wish my company allowed F purchase on Domestic itineraries. More often than not, I DO buy F/J for personal travel but for work trips I have to rely on the long-shot upgrade coming through.
If your company policy doesn't forbid it, you could always upfare out of pocket. The difference is often quite reasonable.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 6:45 pm
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DFW-BNA-MIA-DFW in paid first (I) to get over 150K EQM (assuming that AA ever posts my SYD-DFW flight on Nov 9).

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Old Dec 8, 17, 7:08 pm
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Im in Shanghai right now on a MR/mini vacation. Flew AUS-LHR-PVG on BA PE. Another FTer met me at LHR, she flew from ATL. Then we went straight to Disneyland after we arrived 😉

We both had good luck with hotel upgrades here too.

Now Im dreading the return late Sunday/early Monday.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 7:55 pm
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I was on the cusp of EXP (needed EQMs) and noticed a crazy same-day SFO/DFW fare on Google Flights. SFO/PHX/IAH/DFW/LAX/SFO for $90 ($44 base fare, O class). Jumped on it, got upgraded on all segments (including DFW/LAX 789!), and made EXP for the first time.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 8:57 pm
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MIA-LAX-LAS-LAX-MIA for a steak dinner tomorrow night.
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