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“Your year in review” email from AA (21 Dec 2017)

“Your year in review” email from AA (21 Dec 2017)

Old Dec 21, 17, 8:16 am
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“Your year in review” email from AA (21 Dec 2017)

First time I have ever gotten one of these emails from AA, basically telling me how I did this year flying AA, they also give a ranking system for EXP based on flying, it seems that I am in the top 14%.. dont know is that good?
anyone else getting these?
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by fotographer View Post
First time I have ever gotten one of these emails from AA, basically telling me how I did this year flying AA, they also give a ranking system for EXP based on flying, it seems that I am in the top 14%.. dont know is that good?
anyone else getting these?
I haven't received anything like this. Top 14% of EXPs or all AA flyers? If I may ask, how many EQDs did you get in 2017?
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:21 am
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Got it, but they said i am at the top 7% PPro, and i turned EXP on dec 15th (they only have the data until dec 12th)
I really liked this email
182 Hours in the Sky
3.5 times flow around the world
(these until dec 12th)
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:24 am
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I just received mine this morning as well. The information didn't provide that I'm in a top percentage of EXP (probably bottom 50%), but it said twice around the world, 115 hours in the sky, 10+ upgrades (would have been nice to see success percentage), and bonus mile activity. From a marketing perspective, I think it's a nice touch to thank customers in the AAdvantage program for their business the past year.
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:31 am
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Top 20% of EXP based on miles flown. 184 hours in the sky.
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by GIGMIACDG View Post
182 Hours in the Sky
3.5 times flow around the world
I also flew 3.5 times around the world but only spent 81 hrs in the sky - you must fly very slowly
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:41 am
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I just received my email. As a former plat and now lowly gold, this email just served to reinforce how degraded the FF benefits have become for lower-tier elites. I don't typically track my upgrade % or award miles earned, but looking at my 2017 statistics, I can see that the benefits I have received this year (in terms of miles and upgrades) were miserable compared with pre-merger. On the upside, I just took my first non-AA domestic flight in ten years on Delta, and it was a positive experience - much better fare and the timing fit my schedule. This email from AA has served to reinforce that free agent is the way to go for me!
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:42 am
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Mine still shows me as Plat even though I made PlatPro last week.

So really it's "Most of your year in review"
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:45 am
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Per email I'm in top 24% of EXPs based on miles flown.
It's nice to see the other stats noted in the email particularly upgs gotten.
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by 3544quebec View Post
I also flew 3.5 times around the world but only spent 81 hrs in the sky - you must fly very slowly
How can i spent 100 hour more to do the same 3.5x around the world? hahahahahahahhaa i am tired to think about this
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:48 am
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I'm pretty surprised at my percentile (23%) as well. I "only" flew 120k EQMs worth for the year and so it makes me think this calculation includes all the EXPs who didn't requalify this year.
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:52 am
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I thought this was pretty cool to get. I didn't get anything showing what % of EXP I'm in so either that was low or they just picked some random data points to share. It does make note that partner travel is not included. I had a couple Qantas flights that were pretty big gainers for me so maybe "% based on miles flown" is only on AA metal. A few of my stats: 175 hours in they sky, 4 times around the world, 17 destinations visited, 35+ upgrades.
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:53 am
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My email didn't include a percentile - I had $17,705 EQD this year. It did say I made EXP on July 2, and that I redeemed 92,500 miles for flights and upgrades... Since I re-qualified so early in the year (for me) I promptly switched from "earn" to "burn" on my miles.
That rolling EQD total is probably going to come around and bite me in 2018.
As someone posted upthread, I have my first non-AA domestic flight in over 5 years on Jan 1 - on WN no less (price and schedule were far more convenient) - I'm guessing free agency is in my near future as well.
All in all though it was a cool email.
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:53 am
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367 hrs in the air, 7.5x around the world, 3/19/17 EXP earned, top 2% EXP. No CK renewal. Whine whine.
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Old Dec 21, 17, 8:56 am
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Odd. I'm at 193 hours and 3x around the world. But it doesn't give me my %.

The other question is the calculation of "hours in the sky". Based upon flight time blocked or actual in the air, based upon takeoff/landing. I assume #1 , but then it's not true hours in the sky.
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