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AA/One World: 2019 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed
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Requesters and responders, please read this wiki before posting.
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In order to organize Mileage/Status/Challenge Run threads, the Moderators have decided to create a consolidated thread. This is the thread for American Airlines.

For each request:
  1. do a search on your departure airport(s) to see if there's a MR already posted that might fit your need
  2. if you don't find what you need, post your request using the standardized format shown below in this wiki
  3. it's nice form to acknowledge the responder with a post indicating whether the assistance worked for you or not. This helps everyone learn about successful runs
  4. if several days have gone by and you have not received a reply, bump up your original post with a (gentle) re-ask. It might be your post was missed in the fray
For each response:
  1. quote the original request
  2. include the route cities, price, airline, cabin/class, EQMs/EQDs, and dates for the solution(s) found
  3. whenever possible, include a link to the solution as found on Google Flights, or attach as screen print of the solution if from another source

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For each request, use this format as shown. A glossary follows to clarify each entry.

Departure Airport(s):
EQMs or EQSs Needed:
EQDs Needed:
Max Budget:
Available Travel Dates:
Max # Travel Nights:
AA only, or Partners Okay:
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N):


If there is additional information you'd like to share that is pertinent to your request, feel free to add it after this standardized request format.
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GLOSSARY:
Departure Airport(s): list the airport codes of any airports you can depart from, identifying preferred airports if any
EQMs or EQSs Needed: the number of each/either that you need to reach status. Please be as precise as possible, as some MRs can be within a few of your goal.
EQDs Needed: the number that you need to reach status. Please be as precise as possible, as some MRs can be within a few of your goal.
Max Budget: the maximum amount you're willing to spend to reach status. Less is always preferable, but a max is an important factor. Please make this a realistic number for your goal.
Available Travel Dates: list the range of dates you're available. The more you list, the better your chances of getting a good MR.
Max # Travel Nights: the maximum number of nights you're willing to be away. The nights might be at the destination or at a layover city. If cannot be gone overnight at all, list 0 or "day run only". Again, please make this realistic for your goal.
AA only, or Partners Okay: if you want to only AA-coded flights (e.g. for upgrades, etc), then list "AA only". If you are okay with flying on partners (especially useful for EQD runs), then list "either".
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): if you have a Chinese visa that will be valid at the time of the MR, then list "Y". Many good MRs have destinations in China, but you need a visa for those destinations.

(Note: Added this info from the OP to wiki for greater visibility to posters.)
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Old Jan 1, 20, 10:38 am
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AA/One World: 2020 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

In order to organize the end-of-year crush of Mileage/Status/Challenge Run threads, the Moderators have decided to create a consolidated thread for the airlines with the most frequent requests. This is the thread for American Airlines.

For each request, please include the following information in this thread:

Departure Airport:
Miles Needed:
Required Spend or Budget:
Available Travel Dates:
Required Metal or Codeshares okay:

For each response. Please quote the original request.

On behalf to the Mileage Run Moderator team, I would like to express our thanks to the many FlyerTalkers who have risen to the challenge and helped so many members with their helpful suggestions.

These consolidates threads made managing the year end traffic much smoother.

Hopefully, all were successful with their runs.

Pat89339 on behalf of the Mileage Run Moderator team
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Old Jan 2, 20, 8:40 am
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using this post as its likely the closest and most accurate I could find for what I am looking for, I have a $300 AA voucher and I am in LAX / LAS for a few days in april looking to see if I could hop around between a few airports the more sectors the better in J as I credit to BA and the number of sectors in Business is more important than their distance for me

Departure Airport(s): LAX / LAS
EQMs or EQSs Needed: N/A (As many sectors as possible)
EQDs Needed: N/A (As many sectors as possible
Max Budget:$500
Available Travel Dates: 10 - 13th April
Max # Travel Nights:2
AA only, or Partners Okay:AA
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): N
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Old Jan 2, 20, 3:14 pm
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I am looking to start my MR early this year. I been looking for JNB as I believe it will get me at least 40,000 EQM.
Can you help?

Departure Airport(s): PBI/FLL/MIA/DFW
EQMs or EQSs Needed: 40,000-50,000 EQM
EQDs Needed: Any
Max Budget: 2500
Available Travel Dates: any weekends
Max # Travel Nights: 3 days
AA only, or Partners Okay: Yes
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): No
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Old Jan 2, 20, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Anh5oi View Post
I am looking to start my MR early this year. I been looking for JNB as I believe it will get me at least 40,000 EQM.
Can you help?

Departure Airport(s): PBI/FLL/MIA/DFW
EQMs or EQSs Needed: 40,000-50,000 EQM
EQDs Needed: Any
Max Budget: 2500
Available Travel Dates: any weekends
Max # Travel Nights: 3 days
AA only, or Partners Okay: Yes
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): No
If you can get to ORD on a cheap ticket, you can fly CX in Premium Economy to JNB for around $2050. Immediate turn around possible.

ORD-HKG-JNB round trip in PE should earn 43275 EQM and $5770 EQD on AA.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 5:15 pm
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I am trying to find out routes to extend the given platinum pro status with minimum$ spend
Can you help?

Departure Airport(s): ORD
EQMs or EQSs Needed: 20000 EQM
EQDs Needed: 2400
Max Budget: minimum
Available Travel Dates: any weekends before April 19th
Max # Travel Nights: 3 days
AA only, or Partners Okay: Yes
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): Y
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Old Jan 12, 20, 3:53 am
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Departure Airport(s): STL; ORD
EQMs or EQSs Needed: 35,000 EQMs
EQDs Needed: 4000 EQDs
Max Budget: minimum
Available Travel Dates: any; quick turnaround preferable
Max # Travel Nights: 2-3
AA only, or Partners Okay: Operated or marketed by AA or marketed by American Eagle, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, or Qantas
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): No

Last edited by Praeclaritas; Jan 12, 20 at 6:48 pm Reason: clarity
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Old Jan 20, 20, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by Praeclaritas View Post
Departure Airport(s): STL; ORD
EQMs or EQSs Needed: 35,000 EQMs
EQDs Needed: 4000 EQDs
Max Budget: minimum
Available Travel Dates: any; quick turnaround preferable
Max # Travel Nights: 2-3
AA only, or Partners Okay: Operated or marketed by AA or marketed by American Eagle, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, or Qantas
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): No
CX not okay? If you read the post by aglp2k (couple of posts above yours), it shows how you can get the 40K+ EQM and $5700+ EQD for $2100. That is the only ticket I can think of that offers the best bang for the buck!
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Old Jan 20, 20, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by srikp View Post
CX not okay? If you read the post by aglp2k
CX does not work for my purposes.
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Old Jan 23, 20, 1:59 pm
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Smile 600 TPs needed

Hi there - long time lurker, first time poster. I have spent HOURS, if not weeks trying to come up with some sort of return/ multi-city trip that would get me as close to 600 TPs as possible (or 2 return trips?) Ideally for a budget of no more than ca.1000GBP I have looked at all sorts of options - copying all sorts of suggestions in the tier point forum - but every time I come up against completely different (and much more expensive prices). I thought with the BA sale on until 30 Jan, it would be easier, but so far I am not showing much talent for this! I am TOTALLY flexible time-wise from 11 Feb to approx. 11 March. I am based in Munich but happy to start elsewhere. I would be very grateful for any suggestions. Thank you!
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Old Feb 17, 20, 7:18 pm
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Always appreciate all the help with these requests and the associated dialogue!

Departure Airport(s): ICN PUS NRT
EQMs or EQSs Needed: ~20,000 (EQD is the goal)
EQDs Needed: $3000 (approximately)
Max Budget: $2999 (haha!)
Available Travel Dates: Sometime between 3-6 April would be perfect
Max # Travel Nights: 3 nights
AA only, or Partners Okay: All partners OK!
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): Yup

Thanks in advance team, for you searching, fare class buster gurus! You all are the best!

Last edited by Essendonfooty; Feb 17, 20 at 7:18 pm Reason: All the text was bold...
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Old Feb 18, 20, 10:07 am
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Thank you everyone in advance for any help.

Departure Airport(s): Any US location, preferable JFK
EQMs or EQSs Needed: 58,000 EQM
EQDs Needed: $7,500
Max Budget: as low as possible
Available Travel Dates: Anytime between April and May
Max # Travel Nights: unlimited
AA only, or Partners Okay: All partners OK!
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): Yes
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Old Feb 18, 20, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by Essendonfooty View Post
Always appreciate all the help with these requests and the associated dialogue!

Departure Airport(s): ICN PUS NRT
EQMs or EQSs Needed: ~20,000 (EQD is the goal)
EQDs Needed: $3000 (approximately)
Max Budget: $2999 (haha!)
Available Travel Dates: Sometime between 3-6 April would be perfect
Max # Travel Nights: 3 nights
AA only, or Partners Okay: All partners OK!
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): Yup

Thanks in advance team, for you searching, fare class buster gurus! You all are the best!
I wonder if there is a way to make this into a special fare/ AA Vacations it such that EQDs get prorated by distance-- ICN-EZE $1,279 in AA PE
https://www.google.com/flights/#flt=...2*2.SGD.178002
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Old Feb 18, 20, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by xprometheusx View Post
Thank you everyone in advance for any help.

Departure Airport(s): Any US location, preferable JFK
EQMs or EQSs Needed: 58,000 EQM
EQDs Needed: $7,500
Max Budget: as low as possible
Available Travel Dates: Anytime between April and May
Max # Travel Nights: unlimited
AA only, or Partners Okay: All partners OK!
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): Yes
In any case you should not spend more than $5,473, because you can reposition to YYC (assuming this costs $335 return) and do 2 of the by now famous YYC-LHR-HEL-BKK AY/BA J runs. If you want to spend less you'll have to look at (i) BA PE to Europe, reposition to North Africa/ Russia and fly cheap BA/AY J from there or (ii) Do only 1 YYC-LHR-HEL-BKK AY/BA J run and nest an Asia origin run inside, maybe a CX/KA J KTM-East Coast run, (iii) reposition to Asia in JL PE and do 2 CX/KA J KTM-East Coast runs, or only 1 plus 1 MH J to Oceania.

https://www.google.com/flights/#flt=...3*2.USD.256843
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Old Feb 18, 20, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by chemypan View Post
I am trying to find out routes to extend the given platinum pro status with minimum$ spend
Can you help?

Departure Airport(s): ORD
EQMs or EQSs Needed: 20000 EQM
EQDs Needed: 2400
Max Budget: minimum
Available Travel Dates: any weekends before April 19th
Max # Travel Nights: 3 days
AA only, or Partners Okay: Yes
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): Y
Can you maybe reposition to YYZ? YYZ-LHR-BLR in BA PE is $1,308 on this particular weekend
https://www.google.com/flights/#flt=...;sc:p;sd:1;t:f
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Old Feb 19, 20, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Unionruler View Post
In any case you should not spend more than $5,473, because you can reposition to YYC (assuming this costs $335 return) and do 2 of the by now famous YYC-LHR-HEL-BKK AY/BA J runs. If you want to spend less you'll have to look at (i) BA PE to Europe, reposition to North Africa/ Russia and fly cheap BA/AY J from there or (ii) Do only 1 YYC-LHR-HEL-BKK AY/BA J run and nest an Asia origin run inside, maybe a CX/KA J KTM-East Coast run, (iii) reposition to Asia in JL PE and do 2 CX/KA J KTM-East Coast runs, or only 1 plus 1 MH J to Oceania.

https://www.google.com/flights/#flt=...3*2.USD.256843
Thanks so much for the fast reply. I will look into this.
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