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AA Concierge Key invitations / renewal for 2019 status (out early 12/2018)

AA Concierge Key invitations / renewal for 2019 status (out early 12/2018)

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Old Dec 6, 18, 8:22 pm
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AA Concierge Key invitations / renewal for 2019 status (out early 12/2018)

So, I have a CK question. I was informed by my travel department that I would have CK for 2019. They noted I should receive my welcome kit in the upcoming weeks. My status hasn't been updated on AA.com or on the app. However, when I went into the AC in TPA, they mentioned I was CK and gave me two drink coupons. The same thing happened today DCA. Is this common for their system to know I'm CK before I've been officially told about it?
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Old Dec 6, 18, 8:49 pm
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post
So, I have a CK question. I was informed by my travel department that I would have CK for 2019. They noted I should receive my welcome kit in the upcoming weeks. My status hasn't been updated on AA.com or on the app. However, when I went into the AC in TPA, they mentioned I was CK and gave me two drink coupons. The same thing happened today DCA. Is this common for their system to know I'm CK before I've been officially told about it?
Had a CK exp date of Jan 31 2019 this morning, checked and now says Jan 31 2020, no renewal call today but if past experience holds, I expect a call tomorrow. Check again or tomorrow, seems they are working....
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Old Dec 6, 18, 9:12 pm
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Originally Posted by JSSAUCE View Post
Had a CK exp date of Jan 31 2019 this morning, checked and now says Jan 31 2020, no renewal call today but if past experience holds, I expect a call tomorrow. Check again or tomorrow, seems they are working....
Just checked. Same!!
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Old Dec 6, 18, 9:45 pm
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Originally Posted by JSSAUCE View Post
Had a CK exp date of Jan 31 2019 this morning, checked and now says Jan 31 2020, no renewal call today but if past experience holds, I expect a call tomorrow. Check again or tomorrow, seems they are working....
same here...it didnít show that earlier in the day. What a relief.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 4:48 am
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Same here!! Those sly geniuses at AA... posting renewals the same week as taking away the drink chits... I'm so confused on what emotion to have right now
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Old Dec 7, 18, 7:01 am
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FYI the UA FT board has a '2019 Global Services notifications' thread which just started yesterday, so UA and AA are on the same schedule. You can see over there what it takes to make GS these days:
Global Services 2019 Notifications (ONLY)
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Old Dec 7, 18, 8:20 am
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CK criteria

$67k eqd 148k eqm; shifting business to UA if I donít make it this year...
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Old Dec 7, 18, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by JSSAUCE View Post
Had a CK exp date of Jan 31 2019 this morning, checked and now says Jan 31 2020, no renewal call today but if past experience holds, I expect a call tomorrow. Check again or tomorrow, seems they are working....
can some of you that are getting renewals post your EQDs for the year?
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Old Dec 7, 18, 8:39 am
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Switched to AA this year and luckily got CK yesterday!

If helpful for anyone:
$55k EQD
106k EQM
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Old Dec 7, 18, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by chicagoflyer1976 View Post
can some of you that are getting renewals post your EQDs for the year?
$118K and counting, with 302K EQM as of now

you may also want to check out the EOY thread
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Old Dec 7, 18, 10:23 am
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Friend got it yesterday with just 20K EQD & 105 EQS. Did not believe it until he showed me.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 10:44 am
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Qualified yesterday, through January 2020 with $66k and 290 EQM. All paid J and F. No email though.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by sriegert View Post
Friend got it yesterday with just 20K EQD & 105 EQS. Did not believe it until he showed me.
Does he influence travel spend at his company? Seems like a mistake based on regular qualification requirements unless he has influence or was granted it through his company
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Old Dec 7, 18, 11:13 am
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So now that the invitations are rolling out, more communications should be coming regarding any program changes (notwithstanding the apparently new 'you'll drink swill in the clubs and like it' rule).

I'm betting on 2 enhancements which I'm optimistic could be part of the 2019 program.
1) A mileage redemption program more similar to UA's GS program, where CK's can pull from a separate inventory bucket
2) More liberal SWU usage, again pulling from a different bucket than the current 'C' class

These changes would put CK much more on par with United GS. I have no actual intel that these will happen, but I do know from some discussions with knowledgeable people at AA that they have been considered, perhaps even 'strongly' considered.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by Finsup72 View Post
Does he influence travel spend at his company? Seems like a mistake based on regular qualification requirements unless he has influence or was granted it through his company
I would like the same mistake for me...

EQD: $35k
EQM: 163k
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