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AA/One World: 2021 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

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AA/One World: 2021 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 2, 21, 12:25 am
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AA/One World: 2021 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 17, 21, 9:02 pm
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Departure Airport: DSM, DFW, MCI, ORD
Miles Needed: 55,000
MQD Needed: $7000

Required Spend or Budget: $2000
Available Travel Dates: all year
Required Metal or Codeshares okay : codeshare ok

Plz add any known Covid restrictions/requirements

Last edited by fielder; Jan 20, 21 at 12:02 am
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Old Jan 18, 21, 5:20 am
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Originally Posted by fielder View Post
Departure Airport: DSM, DFW, MCI, ORD
Miles Needed: 55,000
MQD Needed: $7000

Required Spend or Budget: $2000
Available Travel Dates: all year
Required Metal or Codeshares okay : codeshare ok


CX ORD-HKG-JNB in Y+. August 2021
American Airlines flyers would obtain 43275 EQMs 5770 EQDs while Executive Platinum would obtain 63470 RDMs, Platinum Pro 51930 RDMs, Platinum 46160 RDMs, Gold 40390 RDMs, Base Members 28850 RDMs
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Old Feb 17, 21, 6:51 am
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Just received an email from AA that they are extending complimentary Platinum status for 3 months. To get to Platinum Pro until 2022, I need:

Departure Airport: Pit (preferred). Can do BWI, DCA or IAD if needed.
Miles Needed: 16500 EQM
Required Spend or Budget: 1950 EQD
Available Travel Dates: Now through March 27 and mid April through June 8.
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: yes

My last mileage run was to South Africa in 2019. I'm out of practice. I saw the one above for Johannesburg, but I don't know that is a good destination at the moment.Thank you!
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Old Feb 17, 21, 10:34 am
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Use the AS fares ex-IAD, each flight gives 30% of Distance as EQDs and 150% EQMs so each of these give 4,598*1.5 EQMs or 6897 EQMs R/T and 1379 EQDs...
Available most M/T/W
You can fly two in First and then add one in Saver/Basic Economy to LAX at $189.



The grand total is 18402 EQMs and 2758 EQDs plus a few spare EQDs from the Basic Economy fare.

You can probably schedule this a back to back to back so you only need to position once to the DC Area...
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Old Feb 19, 21, 12:35 pm
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Thank you! This looks like what I needed.
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Old Feb 28, 21, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by jfkeze View Post
Use the AS fares ex-IAD, each flight gives 30% of Distance as EQDs and 150% EQMs so each of these give 4,598*1.5 EQMs or 6897 EQMs R/T and 1379 EQDs...
Available most M/T/W
You can fly two in First and then add one in Saver/Basic Economy to LAX at $189.



The grand total is 18402 EQMs and 2758 EQDs plus a few spare EQDs from the Basic Economy fare.

You can probably schedule this a back to back to back so you only need to position once to the DC Area...
I am assuming this Mileage credit is only valid after April 2021 correct ? Do we have any others ? I am based in Austin.
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Old Feb 28, 21, 5:33 pm
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Any suggestions on good reasonable Business Class deals (< 2200 USD) to India (HYD or BLR or BOM or DEL) in May 1 - May 10 2021 and return in June 2021. Should be able to reposition from ORD,DFW,LAX in US. Searched and couldn't find anything in that range.
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Old Feb 28, 21, 5:40 pm
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AS is a current AA partner, so it's not related to oneworld admission
Just a quick search:
AUS-LAX for $297 gives 3714 EQMs and 743 EQDs
AUS-SEA for $386 gives 5304 EQMs and 1061 EQDs


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Old Feb 28, 21, 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by jfkeze View Post
AS is a current AA partner, so it's not related to oneworld admission
Just a quick search:
AUS-LAX for $297 gives 3714 EQMs and 743 EQDs
AUS-SEA for $386 gives 5304 EQMs and 1061 EQDs


Thanks very much for update. I have checked AUS-SEA for Mar 27. BTW how to get CPM value displayed under the total miles in Matrix software. Presently mine only shows total miles. Do I need to upgrade something.
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Old Mar 1, 21, 2:09 am
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Originally Posted by rajhyd99 View Post
Thanks very much for update. I have checked AUS-SEA for Mar 27. BTW how to get CPM value displayed under the total miles in Matrix software. Presently mine only shows total miles. Do I need to upgrade something.
ITA Matrix Powertools installed into Chrome, but the CPM calculation doesn't take into consideration bonuses
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Old Mar 1, 21, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by rajhyd99 View Post
Any suggestions on good reasonable Business Class deals (< 2200 USD) to India (HYD or BLR or BOM or DEL) in May 1 - May 10 2021 and return in June 2021. Should be able to reposition from ORD,DFW,LAX in US. Searched and couldn't find anything in that range.
Qatar Airways has a sale from Seattle-Mumbai for $2408 which you can bring down to $1908 with $500 discount code MPMEMBERS. Book by March 31. Depart May 5 for example, check Google Flights for good return dates
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Old Mar 1, 21, 5:46 pm
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Originally Posted by vji View Post
Qatar Airways has a sale from Seattle-Mumbai for $2408 which you can bring down to $1908 with $500 discount code MPMEMBERS. Book by March 31. Depart May 5 for example, check Google Flights for good return dates
Thanks for the update will check on Google flights and Qatar.
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Old Mar 7, 21, 8:28 am
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I have never done a mileage run but need help in determining if it makes sense to do one now.

I was targeted for the 3 months free platinum with the chance to extend to 1/22 if I spend $1250 EQDs and get 11,500 EQM by 6/8/21. I already have a trip scheduled on 6/8 from AUS-DFW-OGG. It's in PE and cost roughly $1000 RT (although only outbound is within promotion period). I *think* that will give me 6300 EDMs and 500 EQDs. (unsure of calculations)

So, what's left:

Departure Airport: AUS
Miles Needed: 5200 (?)
Required Spend or Budget: $750 EQDs (?)
Available Travel Dates: through Mid May, weekdays only
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: sure

Any advice to whether or not a mileage run is even worth doing is welcome. I rarely travel and when I do it's with the whole brood so sadly I am a very infrequent traveler.
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Old Mar 7, 21, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by wanderlust99 View Post
I have never done a mileage run but need help in determining if it makes sense to do one now.

I was targeted for the 3 months free platinum with the chance to extend to 1/22 if I spend $1250 EQDs and get 11,500 EQM by 6/8/21. I already have a trip scheduled on 6/8 from AUS-DFW-OGG. It's in PE and cost roughly $1000 RT (although only outbound is within promotion period). I *think* that will give me 6300 EDMs and 500 EQDs. (unsure of calculations)

So, what's left:

Departure Airport: AUS
Miles Needed: 5200 (?)
Required Spend or Budget: $750 EQDs (?)
Available Travel Dates: through Mid May, weekdays only
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: sure

Any advice to whether or not a mileage run is even worth doing is welcome. I rarely travel and when I do it's with the whole brood so sadly I am a very infrequent traveler.

If youíre an infrequent traveler and/or your infrequent travel is domestic and not international then Iím not even sure itís worth trying for. IMO
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