Best EQP-earning MR on AA?

Old Mar 6, 13, 5:29 pm
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Best EQP-earning MR on AA?

Hi friends,

Going to take the AA EXP match and try for the status retention challenge - that's 25,000 EQP by June 30th. I'll have 10,000 booked (low flying season for me), but will need another 15k to make it. Flying out of LAX, prefer same-day turns, but willing to be creative. Can also fly ex-CLT in June. Please remember: these are EQPs, not EQMs. Budget not terribly important, but would prefer to keep it under $1000 if at all possible.

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Old Mar 6, 13, 6:30 pm
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look at sju yup fares.....

edit to add.....checked a few dates, didn't look good.....

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Old Mar 6, 13, 6:38 pm
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Old Mar 6, 13, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by flyingmusicianlax View Post
Flying out of LAX, prefer same-day turns, but willing to be creative.
Being ex-LAX as well, I've done the SJU run a few times; however, I did see some sub $1K Biz class fares ($896 a/i to be exact), same day turn around, too. Check 5/13-5/14. Make sure you route via JFK and on the outbound redeye. That'll get you close to desired EQPs and 0 day stay.
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Old Mar 6, 13, 7:33 pm
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looked again....may 12 & 13 $896 w/ron in sju....post above is better...
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Old Mar 7, 13, 7:16 pm
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Thank you clacko and Justme123456!

Before I jump on this idea, I'm also interested in accruing as many points as quickly as possible. To that end, I've been searching for good premium economy or business class deals on BA and QF but haven't turned up much worth noting... do you all see anything that might be reasonable? Booking class is T on EF/matrix for both carriers. Other possibilities include IB and JL, but I wasn't able to find any fares on them that brought up 1.5 EQP/mile. Also, AA codeshares, but no luck so far.

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Old Mar 7, 13, 8:00 pm
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sju is $900 on 3/26 per orbitz....look at other dates in mar....2 trips should do it...didn't look via jfk...

edit....cant get it on aa.com....see if you can plug in the flights using schedule on aa....

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Old Mar 7, 13, 8:26 pm
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have you looked at good premium fares in mr deals
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LAX-PVG? Can be dirt cheap on the fare front at $900 or less. LAX-NRT can be good too, and no visa issues.
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Old Mar 7, 13, 8:39 pm
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LAX-PVG? Can be dirt cheap on the fare front at $900 or less. LAX-NRT can be good too, and no visa issues.
Where do you see this 900 fare to PVG ? What dates ? RT ?
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Old Mar 7, 13, 8:57 pm
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op wants eqp....i doubt that pvg or nrt would beat sju....
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Originally Posted by clacko View Post
op wants eqp....i doubt that pvg or nrt would beat sju....
Hmm. 6479 miles each way LAX-PVG vs 3386 miles each way LAX-SJU. Hmm. cpm, if you're under $450 then LAX-SJU will win easily. Outright miles? Equally, no contest: PVG wins.

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Old Mar 7, 13, 10:22 pm
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Originally Posted by HMPS View Post
Where do you see this 900 fare to PVG ? What dates ? RT ? Thanks.
There's a few threads on it on the MR thread - just look for AA:LAX-PVG. ~$860 RT ai is pretty common throughout the year in Y. On occasion J is available at <$1600 return, but that's much less common. I'm flying J on that in a couple of weeks at $1520 RT ai.
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Old Mar 8, 13, 8:39 am
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Hmm. 6479 miles each way LAX-PVG vs 3386 miles each way LAX-SJU. Hmm. cpm, if you're under $450 then LAX-SJU will win easily. Outright miles? Equally, no contest: PVG wins.
Miles are not the only factor here. OP is looking for EQPs, thus J travel to SJU trumps Y travel to PVG, which may be in a bucket that earns < 1 EQP p/m .

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Old Mar 8, 13, 12:01 pm
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Thanks, folks. I am not sure where you all found that PVG biz fare; don't see it published on EF. Y fares are indeed cheap, but they earn 0.5 EQP. Any other suggestions? Thanks again for all of your ideas!
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