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Just made EXP / Executive Platinum! Resources, ask questions, brag (2018+)

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Just made EXP / Executive Platinum! Resources, ask questions, brag (2018+)

First, a hearty welcome to Executive Platinum status!

New Executive Platinum members, whether "self-made", via your Concierge Key nomination or made by AA offers, including challenges, to similar status holders from competing airlines, often have questions about how the program works.

Feel free to post your questions here, but also be aware many of your questions about American Airlines, AAdvantage and Executive Platinum status can be answered in these resources:
Link to What are Executive Platinum / EP / EXP benefits? Are they worth it? (consolidated) thread on FT

Link to AAdvantage Elite Status guide and charts on aa.com

Link to "FAQ: American Airlines and AAdvantage - Please check here first!" thread.
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Old Oct 20, 18, 6:20 am
  #91  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: philadelphia
Programs: AA EXP, Marriott Lifetime Platinum Elite, Hilton Gold, United Silver
Posts: 33
Made it last week and still have 3 more segments, $5500 EQD and 18,000 EQM to go with some more domestic trips unplanned but bound to happen. This will third year with over $40,000 and CK will continue to be elusive.
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Old Oct 28, 18, 11:15 am
  #92  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: CLT
Programs: AA EP, AA AC
Posts: 4,268
Well, I am EP again after many years of not being.



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Old Nov 1, 18, 7:16 am
  #93  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: PHX
Programs: AA Ex Platinum & 1MM, DL PLT, Marriott Gold, HH Diamond
Posts: 2,487
Despite my best efforts not to, crossed the finish line yesterday:

Elite qualification

Executive Platinum

Enjoy this status through Jan 31, 2020
How to qualify
12,88912,000
Dollars (EQDs)
+
102,448100,000
Miles (EQMs)
OR
50120
Segments (EQSs)
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Old Nov 3, 18, 10:08 pm
  #94  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Programs: AA EXP
Posts: 65
Woo, the Finnair flight I took a week ago finally posted, so I made it!
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Old Nov 4, 18, 10:35 am
  #95  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: ORD
Programs: AA EXP, UA Gold
Posts: 98
Last week's flights just posted - cutting it very close! As of now, no more flights booked / planned on AA/OW this year...

EQD: 24,404
EQM: 100,114
EQS: 28
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Old Nov 5, 18, 8:30 am
  #96  
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Join Date: Feb 2005
Programs: EXP AA, PLT Marriott
Posts: 324
Next week I start this: AUS-LHR-DEL-HKG-SYD-HKG-ICN-HKG-DFW-AUS

Segment 1 will put me past the EXP thresholds.

Do I need to do anything to have EXP show up on the remaining segments? I don't expect BA to notify AA of the miles until segment 3 time frame, but it would be nice to have nicer lounge access and be higher on the priority list for upgrades.
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Old Nov 5, 18, 11:53 am
  #97  
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: LAS
Programs: AA EXP, AS MVP, Marriott Gold, Hilton Gold, Hyatt Explorist
Posts: 32
Qualified on a flight from Seattle to Chicago yesterday and new status posted this morning...

EQD: 16370
EQM: 100500
EQS: 46
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Old Nov 5, 18, 12:23 pm
  #98  
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Programs: AA EXP 2MM, Bonvoy Titanium Elite, HH Gold
Posts: 91
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Old Nov 8, 18, 11:13 am
  #99  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Programs: AA EXP, DL Diamond, Hilton Diamond, Bonvoy Ambassador (RIP SPG), Aeroplan 75K
Posts: 912
Requalified a few months ago, but made EXP for first time on segments.

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Old Nov 8, 18, 1:49 pm
  #100  
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
Programs: American Airlines
Posts: 28,013
How many here are EXP's on their own dime vs OPM? Now that would be a impressive feat. I'm certainly not one of them as OPM counts for 60% of my status level.
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Old Nov 8, 18, 2:48 pm
  #101  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Dallas and Harare
Programs: AA-EXP 2MM
Posts: 135


Requalified last week for the 10th straight year. Been on my on dime for the past 8. With the exception of a couple domestic trips, all have been TATL with the 1.5 EQM and 20% EQD factor. Looks like I'll be able to meet the new requirements for next year if I just repeat this years activity.

Finally hit lifetime platinum!
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Old Nov 9, 18, 6:46 am
  #102  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicagoland
Programs: AA exp 3mm Hertz 5*
Posts: 326
Originally Posted by enviroian
How many here are EXP's on their own dime vs OPM? Now that would be a impressive feat. I'm certainly not one of them as OPM counts for 60% of my status level.
Own dime here.25% business travel (I own the companies), the rest leisure. Not sure will make it for 2020 with the new $15k spend and Barclay's falling back from $6k EQD to $3k. I'm not spending $40k on Barclays for $3k EQD.

Since I fly AA domestic segments that have little chance of (sticker) upgrades, I will consider earning OW Emerald through another carrier.

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Great news today. Received my offer from AA to get Plat Pro for 2019 with a $1,195. What a deal. Sorry AA, but I've already have an ORD>HAN trip in Dec booked, which will put me into EXP territory. This is both my Feeble attempt to use SWU DFW>NRT. And a chance to check off another country on my list. I booked JAL I on return. I heard it's an awesome product.

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Old Nov 9, 18, 12:28 pm
  #103  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chicago
Programs: AA- EXP UA - Silver SPG- PLT Marriott- PLT
Posts: 703
All of the EQDs are worrying me. I'll finish the year at 21,000. Looks like I'll be bottom of the barrel.
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Old Nov 9, 18, 12:35 pm
  #104  
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: NYC
Programs: DL Diamond, AAdvantage EXP, Hyatt Explorist, HHonors Diamond, Avis First
Posts: 7,344
No wonder I'm constantly sitting in MCE on JFK-LAX-JFK with these EQD's LOL
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Old Nov 9, 18, 2:28 pm
  #105  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Southern California
Programs: AA EXPlat, 2.4MM; HHonors Diamond
Posts: 578
Originally Posted by enviroian
How many here are EXP's on their own dime vs OPM? Now that would be a impressive feat. I'm certainly not one of them as OPM counts for 60% of my status level.
My wife and I are both AA 2MM EXPLAT, all on our own dime(s). For 2018 I'm trailing her $18,000 EQDs and $145,000 EQMs--I have more award travel than she does.
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