Platino (re)qualification question

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Old May 15, 19, 3:12 pm
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Platino (re)qualification question

Apologies if this has been asked before, but I can't seem to work it out.
I qualified with Platino last year with around 7000 elite points by 31/3/2019, which went past the required threshold of 6,250.

Now when I log into my account page it says I have Platino for 2 years, expiring April 2021, with a requirement to earn 12,500 elite points by 31/3/2021.

So, if I earn 6250 elite points again this year, does it make any difference..? Does the status extend another year to 4/2022 or remain at 4/2021?
This suggests I could I sit and do nothing for one year, and then put everything into the second year, but seemingly require 12,500 elite points to maintain Platino?

I guess given my travel plans, if I am not travelling this year much, but plan on doing 'some' travel in 2020, I might as well credit to another program (whilst taking OWE benefits through the IB card) - as the bar with any other programme will be much lower than the 12,500 required entirely in year 2 ?
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Old May 16, 19, 1:09 am
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It appears that you qualified for the first time for Platino. Therefore, to requalify you need to do 6,250 elite points in your first year of the two year cycle - i.e. before April 2020. If you fail, then you have until April 2021 to do the 12,500...

Doing either gets you Platino status until April 2023.
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