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HELP! I need xx EQ D,M,S / miles by date / EOY - 2019-2020 master thread

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Help! I need ....... by a certain date / the end of the year / to (re)qualify.

Earning status:

Link to AAdvantage status requirements page on AA.com

Link to AAdvantage status benefits page on AA.com

If you have not received a buy back offer or would like to see your offer (if any), you can see it by visiting https://elite.aa.com

You must earn the requisite Elite Qualifying Miles or flown Elite Qualifying Segments in one calendar year as well as earning the requisite Elite Qualifying Dollar spend. That earns status for the remainder of the current and the following status years: earn during 2017, status persists through 31 Jan 2019. You must fly to earn; There’s no way to earn EQ instruments for yourself flying someone else or no-showing for a purchased flight.

You must earn the requisite number of Elite Qualifying Dollars. For the thread on EQD, see here.

See FAQ: Earning EQD / Elite Qualifying Dollars on AA and partner airlines (2017 on)

Renewing status:

AA once used to offer "grace" if one was just short of achieving status, particularly if one was reachieving, by earning Elite Qualifying Miles or Segments; that hasn't been the case in recent years. Choices are:

1) Requalifying, but just missing the goal? AA has the buyback / renew / boost program, enabling you to purchase back status if you fall short of requalifying by stipulated levels.

2018 Buyback / Renew / Boost Program for Status year 2019[/URL][/B][/U].

NOTES:

  • Flights flown as marketed by AA (AA codeshare) earn as if one is flying AA. (It doesn't matter where one purchased the ticketed - the word "marketed" doesn't mean where you purchased the ticket.) But watch those Basic Economy fares!

  • Through flights with a single flight number such as MIA-PHX-SFO will count as a single segment and only earn miles as if flown MIA-SFO.

  • One no longer must fly at least 4 segments on American Airlines or American Eagle to qualify for AAdvantage status within the qualifying year. (AA marketed / AA codeshares do count for this. This requirement no longer is in effect, but there is a minimum dollar spend requirement -MQD - as well as EQM or EQS.)

  • EQMs do not include class-of-service bonus miles, elite bonuses, other participant miles, any other AAdvantage bonus mileage, or miles obtained from BuyMiles, GiftMiles or the offer you get when buying a ticket or checking in.

  • If you were involuntarily rerouted losing EQM / EQS, you might want to read FAQ: Involuntary Reroute and Original Routing Credit (ORC) (consolidated)

  • Two AAdvantage credit cards award EQM for high annual spenders: Citi Executive card and the Barclaycard Aviator Silver offer EQM at certain spend points, and the latter offers EQD offset. See your current card benefits for the amounts. (These are merely for status purposes, not Million Miler, etc.) Some Barclaycard Aviator cards also award EQD credit.

  • AA has introduced new "Basic Fares"; be aware of many restrictions.

Guide to AAdvantage elite status (requirements and benefits) on aa.com

Some links to resources and tools:

Use tools available (Google Flights, ITA Matrix by Google, etc.) to find flights for "mileage runs" or "segment runs" to complete status requirements. There are threads (and aa.com pages) that explain how many EQM you earn on AA and partners' flights

Link to Google Flights (put in the origin only, add your restrictions such as airline or alliances)

Link to FT-AA Thread "Using Google Flights for American Airlines flight searches"

Link to Google ITA Matrix (flights and rules finder)

Link to Innosked oneworld interactive network map and timetable

Link to Great Circle Mapper (miles and distance calculations)

Link to FT Mileage Run Deals forum

Link to FT Premium Fare Deals forum

Link to FT Mileage Run Discussion forum[/B]

Link to the 2017-18 thread.

For the 2016 thread, please see:

ARCHIVE: 2016 "HELP! I need xx EQM / EQP / EQS by end of year" master thread

For 2015, please see: ARCHIVE: 2015 "HELP! I need XXX EQM / EQP / EQS by end of year" thread




The transaction date is what AA counts for account activity purposes, not the posting date.

Be aware of the difference between the kinds of miles we are discussing.

Those concerned about earning of retaining status are seeking Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM) and / or Dollars (EQD), Segments (EQS) to earn in the current calendar year. For that or EQ Segments, see 2016 "I'll be short EQM / EQS for status this year?" & related status earning qq

Others are looking for Award or Redeemable Miles (RDM) which can be spent on various awards and earned in various ways - flying, buying, gifting and even using. Your account redeemable (previously occasionally called "prize-eligible" by AA) miles will remain usable for a period of eighteen months after your last account activity - this can be earning miles in any way, flying or even via using your AA-linked credit card, purchasing miles or renting a car with an AA partner, or using miles by gifting them, donating to charity. To prevent your account from lapsing, you must have account activity in the period of 18 months.

AAdvantage members must have mileage earning or redeeming activity once every 18 months in order to retain their miles. If your account has no qualifying activity in any 18-month period, all miles in the account will expire. Qualifying activity extends the expiration date of all unexpired mileage credit in your account for 18 months from the date of the qualifying activity. Qualifying activity is defined as redeeming any AAdvantage award or accruing mileage credit on any eligible American, American Eagle® or AAdvantage airline participant as well as accruing mileage credit with participating hotels, car rental companies, credit cards, telecommunication providers and other service providers offering AAdvantage mileage credit.
The full AAdvantage Terms and Conditions may be read here, including information on earning, spending and reinstatement possibilities for lapsed miles.

A very few of the more popular ways of earning miles, other than actually flying, include:
● using Barclays, CitiBank and American Express cards linked to AAdvantage; see the AA credit cards page here. There are several threads that can be found on this Forum using the Search function.


● in the USA, signing up for AAdvantage Dining here


● shopping via the AA shopping portal - read about and link to portal here (iTunes for a few miles)


● buying, gifting or sharing AA miles - read more here
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Old Oct 21, 19, 9:49 pm
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HELP! I need xx EQ D,M,S / miles by date / EOY - 2019-2020 master thread

BA Strikes leaves me 38 EQD short of qualifying for EXP.

Is there any anecdotal evidence for grace of this small amount?
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Old Oct 21, 19, 10:13 pm
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Originally Posted by mosfet View Post
BA Strikes leaves me 38 EQD short of qualifying for EXP.

Is there any anecdotal evidence for grace of this small amount?
Unlikely as evidenced from the buy ups over the last few years. Also it is only October. Surely you can fly one extra short trip.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 12:09 am
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what were the circumstancess?

was your BA flight cancelled and you took a refund or did BA rebook you onto another carrier that you did fly on?

Would be helpful if you could give the details
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Old Oct 22, 19, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
Unlikely as evidenced from the buy ups over the last few years. Also it is only October. Surely you can fly one extra short trip.
call and change one flight to the next higher fare bucket before year end.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 5:57 am
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$38 is nothing, you still have 2 plus months to make a short same day trip or like 869 has stated, upfare a segment.
My wife who was going to be short by quite a few dollars this year.. purchased a F return only on a flight to get over the hump... and well also booked 2 long haul flights before December too (she was short about $3000)
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Old Oct 22, 19, 7:24 am
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Ask via email - My kid was $50 short of gold in 2018 and they waived it.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by erik123 View Post
Ask via email - My kid was $50 short of gold in 2018 and they waived it.
I think at this point it's probably too early to ask. The risk is that the OP waits until late December and is told no. To be 100% certain upfare a segment or if the OP likes take a short flight to somewhere.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by mosfet View Post
BA Strikes leaves me 38 EQD short of qualifying for EXP.

Is there any anecdotal evidence for grace of this small amount?
Did you get original routing credit or was your trip simply cancelled?
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Old Oct 22, 19, 7:50 am
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Hey all,

The context here for the BA strike was I had an LHR - BCN in J booked which rendered around 170 EQD... Unfortunately, the rebook options got me into Barcelona 12-24hr's too late for my work schedule so took the refund and rebooked on Norwegian (the only carrier that had a 6am flight).

NewYorkGeorge is on the money here, waiting until December to be potentially told no would create a really expensive last min MR.

I have a return trip to Asia in a month that's 100% booked with miles I had to burn other than that nothing else booked for the end of the year.

Alas a Mileage run looks in the cards. I can most likely justify a trip out to LA but the Mrs will not be pleased me being away for another chunk!

Thanks all and good luck to the rest of y'all pushing for status this year!
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Old Oct 22, 19, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by mosfet View Post
Hey all,

The context here for the BA strike was I had an LHR - BCN in J booked which rendered around 170 EQD... Unfortunately, the rebook options got me into Barcelona 12-24hr's too late for my work schedule so took the refund and rebooked on Norwegian (the only carrier that had a 6am flight).

!
Thats the Oroginal Routng Credit path closed off then. If BA had rebooked you you would have got ORC
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Old Oct 22, 19, 8:38 am
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Thats the Oroginal Routng Credit path closed off then. If BA had rebooked you you would have got ORC
Unfortunately this wasn’t an option because I couldn’t have taken the rebooked flight... however was the error here if I had taken the offer for the rebooked flight and not flown it I could have made a case for ORC?
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Old Oct 22, 19, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by erik123 View Post
Ask via email - My kid was $50 short of gold in 2018 and they waived it.
Pass performance is no guarantee of future performance.
When did your or your kid request for it to be waived? I suspect Oct is a bit early, and Jan would be too late if they say no.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 8:55 am
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Just find a dirt cheap RT and go there and come back.

Basically any flight will push you over.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by mosfet View Post
I can most likely justify a trip out to LA but the Mrs will not be pleased me being away for another chunk!
But if you're in NYC, you can do a roundtrip to LAX, leave in the morning and be back the same night. I did that very thing repeatedly maybe ten years ago ex-BOS when AA was running a triple mileage promo.
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Old Oct 22, 19, 9:54 am
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But if you're in NYC, you can do a roundtrip to LAX, leave in the morning and be back the same night. I did that very thing repeatedly maybe ten years ago ex-BOS when AA was running a triple mileage promo.
For 38 EQD why bother with a transcon RT when any short hop will get what you need? I like the "beautiful people" flights as much as the next guy, but that seems like overkill for such a small threshold.
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