2019 Year in Review (AA eMail summary)

Old Dec 21, 19, 9:13 am
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Mine was a bit different for some reason -

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Old Dec 21, 19, 3:31 pm
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Location: PHL
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Hours in the sky 78
Destinations visited 7
Times around the world 2.5
Longest non-stop PHL-DOH 6797
Award miles earned due to Elite status 117K
Award miles earned through non-flying 141K
Checked bag savings $600
Exp earned May 15th
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Old Dec 21, 19, 6:04 pm
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Originally Posted by fotographer View Post
I wonder if this email from AA to suppose to make us feel important.
They wanted us to share it on social media! ;-)

Since retiring in 2014 I've been a "free agent" on long hauls, choosing whatever business Class flights fit my criteria regardless of airline and leaning towards AA on domestic Coach since I get a free checked bag as LT Gold. This year, thanks to a flight to HNL, I actually QUALIFIED for Gold. That and 99 cents will get me a small cup of coffee at McDonald's.
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Old Dec 22, 19, 10:13 am
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My stats from AA

201 hours in the sky
14 destinations visited
3 times around the world
90+ upgrades received
3 times around the world
no mention of where I rank compared to other EPíS


these stats are not 100% accurate. I had several trips where AA endorsed my ticket to other airlines because of mechanical delays. I also flew a Pitt to LGA to DFW to DCA to Pitt trip after I received the email.
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Old Dec 22, 19, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by andrewstahl View Post
My stats from AA

201 hours in the sky
14 destinations visited
3 times around the world
90+ upgrades received
3 times around the world
no mention of where I rank compared to other EPíS


these stats are not 100% accurate. I had several trips where AA endorsed my ticket to other airlines because of mechanical delays. I also flew a Pitt to LGA to DFW to DCA to Pitt trip after I received the email.
I have never known the stats to be correct on any of the emails that AA sends this time of year.
The destinations I have visited are far more then they list.. but , if AA thinks we really care about this email... good on them... my wife and I just have have comparing
our emails and I get to brag about mine... merry Christmas everyone
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Old Dec 22, 19, 5:21 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: SLC
Programs: AA EXP, Marriott Platinum
Posts: 164
Hours in the Sky: 159
Destinations Visited: 5
Times Around the World: 4
Furthest Destination: HKG to DFW - 8123 miles
Most Visited Destinations: Hong Kong, San Jose, Los Angeles (layover to HKG)
Most Flown Aircraft: B737
Rank among EXP: 16%
Upgrades Received: 5+ not sure what happened here, I can count at least 10
Checked Bag Savings: $430
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Old Dec 23, 19, 9:57 am
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Join Date: Dec 2018
Programs: AA PLT Pro
Posts: 18
Hours in the Sky: 99
Destinations Visited: 17
Times Around the World: 2
Furthest Destination: ORD to HKG - 7,794 miles
Most Visited Destinations: ORD, LAS, SEA
Most Flown Aircraft: B737
Rank among PLT: 8%
Upgrades Received: 3+
Checked Bag Savings: $120
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Old Dec 23, 19, 10:40 am
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Hours in the Sky: 335
Destinations Visited: 33
Times Around the World: 5.5
Rank among EP: 3%
Upgrades Received: 105+
Checked Bag Savings: $16,660 (I usually have my suitcase and 2 work bags, so I check 3 on most trips). Interesting that I've "saved" ~1/3 on checked bags as I spent on AA this year.
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Old Dec 23, 19, 4:25 pm
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Hours in the Sky: 211
Times Around the World: 5.5
Rank among EP: 4%
Upgrades Received: 30+
Checked Bag Savings: $30

Most trips with just a back-pack and a roller-board including +2 weeks trips.
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Old Dec 23, 19, 6:54 pm
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I count only 10 data points to date with both EXP % and # times around the world. 2 points where they mention only one of the two without saying that they didn't get both. Just based on the 10 points, it does seem like miles flown is down a bit- 4.5x in 2018 ranged from 15-23 percentile, while there are 15-16 percentile at 4x and 9 and 12 percentile at 4.5x for 2019. At the 3rd percentile, we have 3 different # times around the world, 5.5, 6 and 6.5, which is also lower than 2018, where 5.5x consisted of 8,7 and 6 percentile, and 6x of 5th and 4th percentile.
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Old Dec 24, 19, 5:05 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2014
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Hours in the Sky: 12
Destinations Visited: 4
Times Around the World: 1
Furthest Destination: 6,702 Boston - Tokyo

Uh, what?. The Boston-Tokyo flight alone was more that 12 hours.
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Old Dec 24, 19, 5:27 pm
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I actually enjoy this email every year.

Hours in the sky: 159
Destinations visited: 15
Times flown around the world: 3.5
Award miles redeemed for flights and upgrades: 262,750
Most visited destinations: Las Vegas - Los Angeles - Akron/Canton
Furthest nonstop flight taken (miles): 7,260 Los Angeles - Hong Kong
Most flown aircraft: Airbus A321
Earned Executive Platinum Status: Nov. 21
Rank among Executive Platinum members (based on miles flown): Top 25%
Award miles earned because you're elite: 75,636
Award miles earned without flying: 106,701
Upgrades received: 30+
Checked bag savings: $290




Last year, I was an outlier. It looks like I made the cut earlier this year and the percentile is more correct.
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Old Dec 24, 19, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by fanger View Post
I count only 10 data points to date with both EXP % and # times around the world. 2 points where they mention only one of the two without saying that they didn't get both. Just based on the 10 points, it does seem like miles flown is down a bit- 4.5x in 2018 ranged from 15-23 percentile, while there are 15-16 percentile at 4x and 9 and 12 percentile at 4.5x for 2019. At the 3rd percentile, we have 3 different # times around the world, 5.5, 6 and 6.5, which is also lower than 2018, where 5.5x consisted of 8,7 and 6 percentile, and 6x of 5th and 4th percentile.
The # times around the world is at the top of the email and takes time to "calculate". Would not surprise me if some members just bypassed this.
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