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ARCHIVE: AAdvantage Million Miler Program as of Dec 2011 (master thd)

ARCHIVE: AAdvantage Million Miler Program as of Dec 2011 (master thd)

Old Aug 24, 11, 12:48 pm
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How many people can hit 1 million BIS seat miles? That seems awfully high...
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Old Aug 24, 11, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by AmericanAirlines View Post
Lifetime EXP at 10MM? That's news to us!
Ahh, well, with BIS miles and a limited time credit card spend, I think you're not going to have to give away too many lifetime EXP's.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by AmericanAirlines View Post
Lifetime EXP at 10MM? That's news to us!
PR firms are always the last to know.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by lewisdrummond View Post
How many people can hit 1 million BIS seat miles? That seems awfully high...
Ballpark, 3.0 of my 5.4 are BIS. It's not that hard, I think a lot of us are there.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 12:51 pm
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Interesting, so the march to 1MM is the same no matter if a customer is paying full fare F, or scooping up those super saver Q fares.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by AmericanAirlines View Post
You might be wondering about the AAdvantage miles you’ve earned so far. The good news is that when the Million Miler program launches on December 1, your starting Million Miler balance will include every AAdvantage mile you’ve ever earned since joining the program. And any Million Miler status or benefits you’ve earned so far remain as well.
Originally Posted by mingw View Post
so whatever miles we have through 11/30/11 should still count, right? from 12/1/11 we can only add BIS miles?
The OP gives a very clear "yes" answer to this question.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by AmericanAirlines View Post
Starting December 1, 2011, AAdvantage base miles earned by flying on American Airlines, American Eagle® or the AmericanConnection® carrier or any AAdvantage program participating airline will count towards Million Miler status.
As pointed out on Traveling Better, this seems to mean that non-oneworld and non-EQM-earning airline partner base miles still count towards million miler status.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by siankaan1 View Post
Ballpark, 3.0 of my 5.4 are BIS. It's not that hard, I think a lot of us are there.
Are you sure? You are EXP and probably got the 100% bonus on most of your flights. It seems unlikely you flew over 600,000 miles before earning elite status.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 12:56 pm
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sigh, I came to AA too late

Life time gold is reachable for me, but I don't even know if it's worth it

If MM is BIS only...2 million miles is very difficult to reach for newbies.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 12:56 pm
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There goes lifetime platinum for me.


1 MM seems so high, 20 years of flying 50k miles gets you just lifetime gold and 35k bonus miles.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by AmericanAirlines View Post
At 1,000,000 Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members will receive lifetime AAdvantage Gold® status and 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles (which, as you know, can be exchanged for eight 500-mile upgrades if that’s what you prefer)
Can one assume that existing LT Golds will not receive the bonus miles?
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Old Aug 24, 11, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by haruspex View Post
As predicted.
Jonnyc nailed it, unfortunately.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by AmericanAirlines View Post
Lifetime EXP at 10MM? That's news to us!
It's news to everyone except dayone. Oh wait, it's not news - its...nothing.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:01 pm
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While I am disapointed this will set my chances of getting LT gold back, in some ways it is needed. Spending 1million on the citi card is not as hard now as it was when LT gold and that came around.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Ambraciot View Post
Are you sure? You are EXP and probably got the 100% bonus on most of your flights. It seems unlikely you flew over 600,000 miles before earning elite status.
It's confused by transfer of TWA status and miles, and I no longer remember how that program worked. But 3,000 BIS a week, say 40 weeks a year, for 25 years is 3 million, and that feels about right.
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