$30,000 EQD waiver met

Old Apr 4, 21, 6:05 pm
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$30,000 EQD waiver met

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Old Apr 4, 21, 6:17 pm
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Fingers crossed that AA extends to the EP level.
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Old Apr 4, 21, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ranran View Post
Fingers crossed that AA extends to the EP level.
I think that they have been crystal clear that this exemption will be good up to Plat pro only.

However, it is nice to dream, but I spent less than $2000 for my 60K miles to achieve plat pro. I just think they are not willing to devalue ExPlat to that level, IMO
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Old Apr 4, 21, 11:55 pm
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Why $30K? Isn't $15K the standard EQD requirement for EXP?
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Old Apr 5, 21, 12:09 am
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Originally Posted by mvoight View Post
Why $30K? Isn't $15K the standard EQD requirement for EXP?
itís $30,000 of cobrand credit card spending on anything to not needing to meet EQDs for all tiers except EXP and CK.
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Old Apr 5, 21, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
itís $30,000 of cobrand credit card spending on anything to not needing to meet EQDs for all tiers except EXP and CK.
I just relooked at my account.

I would need only 18k EQMs to reach ExPlat, but almost 9800 EQDs

That is a cliff that I am unable to scale, so I will take the crumbs that AA dealt and be happy with Platpro
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Old Apr 5, 21, 8:09 am
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I just wish I could spend $30k in 3 months without maxing out my credit or emptying my savings!
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Old Apr 5, 21, 8:25 am
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Wonder why EXP's got stiffed in this EQD promo. Kind of sucks.
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Old Apr 5, 21, 8:59 am
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When I read these threads, I always feel like I'm missing something. Excepting people who are still flying frequently for business, how are folks making Plat Pro EQM (for example) requirements but struggling with EQD requirements? It baffles me, because I end up in the opposite situation. EQD is rarely the problem for me, I usually qualify a level or two above where I need to be on EQDs, but meeting the EQMs remains stubbornly elusive. Flying 3-5 times a year to the Caribbean, and a couple of misc. mainland domestic flights, making the EQM requirements for anything but Gold is a stretch. That's even with always purchasing tickets up front, with the 2X EQM bonus. Usually I have to add in a trip to Hawaii or Europe, with purchasing a more costly full fare ticket that I wouldn't need to otherwise, because I still need the 3x EQM bonus to make the numbers.

I'm on target to make the 30,000 EQD credit card spend this year, but sadly it probably won't make any difference. Even with reduced EQM requirements. They just aren't reduced enough, given the limited open destinations, and the testing hoops that make last minute or shorter pleasure trips untenable.
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Old Apr 5, 21, 10:02 am
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Understanding how the Elite qualifying game is played and better yet, how to play the game takes time. Co-branded credit cards help alleviate some of the requirements. I have a business need for using my credit card, so as part of my business, I will blow past the $30K. As one of the other posts mentioned, it still will be harder to get to 80K with many international borders still being closed until the last half of the year if then. At the end of the day, thru this forum I have educated myself enough to use the tools available to me to reduce, flying and spend. a few years that knowledge has saved me money and trips and most important time in a metal tube.
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Old Apr 5, 21, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by cmtlatitudes View Post
That's even with always purchasing tickets up front, with the 2X EQM bonus. Usually I have to add in a trip to Hawaii or Europe, with purchasing a more costly full fare ticket that I wouldn't need to otherwise, because I still need the 3x EQM bonus to make the numbers.

I'm on target to make the 30,000 EQD credit card spend this year, but sadly it probably won't make any difference. Even with reduced EQM requirements. They just aren't reduced enough, given the limited open destinations, and the testing hoops that make last minute or shorter pleasure trips untenable.
If you are primarily flying paid J, why do you care? There is no lounge access in the US and Carib and no need for upgrades. The only advantage is more RDM.
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Old Apr 5, 21, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by chris8796 View Post
If you are primarily flying paid J, why do you care? There is no lounge access in the US and Carib and no need for upgrades. The only advantage is more RDM.
The additional Elite award miles are a pretty big deal, especially without a steady stream of business travel coming in. Also, Elite status provides additional protections and assistance in problem resolution, while traveling on AA issued Partner Award tickets. Granted, the latter is only an intangible assessment on my part and not guaranteed by any means. It has seemed to me to be the case though.
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Old Apr 5, 21, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by chris8796 View Post
If you are primarily flying paid J, why do you care?
I know I sure don't!

And like the poster to which you were replying, I always wound up with what would have been a higher status based on EQD than based on EQM. Even with the introduction of EQDs, airline loyalty programs still haven't totally come around to incenting dollars spent as opposed to miles flown.
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Old Apr 5, 21, 3:09 pm
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Does the 30K on your AAdvantage card need to post by December 31st ? What if I spend the 30K in December but my monthly credit card statement closes on January 12,2021 and doesnít post to my AA account until then ? Would i still qualify ?
Iím thinking of changing my closing statement days to the 27th of each month just in case it comes down to the wire. Then the EQDs would post by the 29th.
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Old Apr 5, 21, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by cmtlatitudes View Post
When I read these threads, I always feel like I'm missing something. Excepting people who are still flying frequently for business, how are folks making Plat Pro EQM (for example) requirements but struggling with EQD requirements? It baffles me, because I end up in the opposite situation. EQD is rarely the problem for me,
The answer is easy.
When you are doing routine weekly RTs to LAX from the midwest, and the Y fare is $125-150 but the EQD is only $100 (the rest being taxes and fees), it takes a lot of RTs to get to $9000.

When you are only allowed to book Y, then what you get is 60K EQM and 2000 EQD. Add in the credit card exclusion and I am a Plat pro. I could easily get the final 20K EQM to reach ExPlat but it will be impossible to make the final 8000 EQD.

I can live with that.
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