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Too many Executive Platinum/ EXPs in 2021?

Old Aug 17, 20, 8:43 pm
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Competition: Carrying over All EQDs from 2020 into 2021 counters for 2022 status

Somewhat related to this topic, Delta appears to be carrying over all EQDs from 2020 into 2021 for 2022 status.

https://nomascoach.boardingarea.com/...m=BoardingArea

Your move AA.
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Old Aug 17, 20, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by nyc6035 View Post
Somewhat related to this topic, Delta appears to be carrying over all EQDs from 2020 into 2021 for 2022 status.

https://nomascoach.boardingarea.com/...m=BoardingArea

Your move AA.
HHonors also does rollover - both are smart moves. This summer I had two long-haul and expensive leisure trips canceled because of the closed border and no flights. The company travel stopped back in March and did not return for now. I would love to go to Europe and/or SE Asia but the borders are still closed. Yes, Americans can go to Turkey, Maldives, and Mexico. That is about it. We may plan an extended weekend in Mexico but we also have plenty of miles for that. Rollover EQD would shift some of that to paid tickets.
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Old Aug 17, 20, 9:55 pm
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Originally Posted by nyc6035 View Post
Somewhat related to this topic, Delta appears to be carrying over all EQDs from 2020 into 2021 for 2022 status.

https://nomascoach.boardingarea.com/...m=BoardingArea

Your move AA.
There's nothing about MQD's rolling over on Delta's website -- https://www.delta.com/us/en/travel-u...miles-benefits
I'd take anything stated by a frontline agent with a very large grain of salt.
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Old Aug 18, 20, 6:32 am
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Originally Posted by Dallas49er View Post
If OP wants to "jump ahead" and be "more special", on the cheap, in these special times, may I humbly suggest: If you want AA f, buy f, and get those EQDs. $$$$ are the only thing that counts with Raj and Doug.

Because, if you don't, ANY CK, will trump your sorry posterior, 150% of the time.

Enjoy C...C...C... not Phirst Class!
Did I commit some massive faux pas that I dont know about? All I did was ask if there are going to be too many because of the relaxed standards. I used myself as an example of that, since I would not qualify in most normal years.

I didnt even mention upgrades or FC... 😳

Now some kind of weird chest beating is being directed at me. Im genuinely confused.
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Old Aug 18, 20, 6:33 am
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FWIW, (I’m not sure why anyone would care) I pay for first 90% of the time. Not sure why that’s any of your business, though.
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Old Aug 18, 20, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
not for me not even close. The word upgrade really now isnt really any upgrade at all.

the only true benefit are the 2 systemwides.
2? have they changed the SWU upon reaching EXP?
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Old Aug 18, 20, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by fotographer View Post
2? have they changed the SWU upon reaching EXP?
4 one way
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Old Aug 18, 20, 7:09 am
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I do anticipate some elite promotions in 2021 although I don't think they will be as generous. I could see for example the threshold for EXP being reduced to 120K EQDs. However, this will be dependent upon travel trends for next year.
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Old Aug 18, 20, 9:45 am
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Originally Posted by coxm View Post
This is me. I've been a >$75,000 / 250-300,000 mile per year EXP/CK for the past 5 years. I have not been on a plane since February 10. I do not anticipate being on a plane anytime soon, although I do have a few trips booked for later this year/planning for early next year, I anticipate the flights will be canceled and I'll have them refunded.

As long as international borders are closed and medical conferences are called off, I won't be heading anywhere.
I have the same issue - >$250k EQD, >300k EQM for 5 years CK who stopped all travel and cancelled >$50k in booked flights as of early-March. Without an easy means of getting into the E.U. and with medical congresses going virtual, I cannot foresee any meaningful travel until ~3Q'21.
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Old Aug 18, 20, 9:58 am
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I think the upgrade challenge for the remainder of this year and into next year (and maybe even to 2022) won't be getting knocked out by high spend EXPs/CKs as much as high end (and probably mostly older) leisure flyers willing to pay/upfare to F to avoid a crowded Y cabin. More so if AA aggressively offers upfare promotions. I'm flying RDU/CLT/MIA this Thursday and as a very low spend EXP it doesn't look like upgrades are going to clear on those flights. I should have taken the $157 upfare offer when I had a chance (which now is something like $1.1K).
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Old Aug 18, 20, 11:37 am
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Correction

Originally Posted by nyc6035 View Post
Somewhat related to this topic, Delta appears to be carrying over all EQDs from 2020 into 2021 for 2022 status.

https://nomascoach.boardingarea.com/...m=BoardingArea

Your move AA.
Now reported by Rene Points that this in fact is NOT happenning:

https://renespoints.boardingarea.com...m=BoardingArea

Apologies for the false alarm.
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Old Aug 18, 20, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by MIAPharmaGuy View Post
I have the same issue - >$250k EQD, >300k EQM for 5 years CK who stopped all travel and cancelled >$50k in booked flights as of early-March. Without an easy means of getting into the E.U. and with medical congresses going virtual, I cannot foresee any meaningful travel until ~3Q'21.
I'm hoping 3Q21, but more realistically believing 3Q22.

Not sure if you are Commercial or R&D, or therapeutic area (I lead pediatric onc dev for a small startup), but ASCO has already made meetings through 1Q21 virtual.
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Old Aug 18, 20, 2:36 pm
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Many ExPlat's were weeded out when they reduced the available credit towards EQD from credit cards at the same time they increased the thresholds.
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Old Aug 18, 20, 2:49 pm
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There will be so few newly minted EXPs that next year will be, at worst, just like this year would have been without COVID/status extensions. Probably even better because business travel does not yet show signs of returning, so many elites will still be grounded.
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Old Aug 18, 20, 8:32 pm
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Heck - I don't even know if I'll requal for 2022 EXP if they keep the reduced qualifications levels around for another year. I haven't been on a plane since the first week of March - and I wouldn't be surprised if I take less than 10 flights between now and March 2021. I don't see regular travel returning until late 2nd Quarter 2021, if even then. The idea there's going to be some surge of new EXPs is laughable.

And as for the whinging about upgrades and first class service: well, let's see what the status of the airline industry is in 6 months, then maybe I'll start caring about that stuff again.
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