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AA/One World: 2022 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

Old Jan 2, 2022, 2:54 am
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AA/One World: 2022 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.

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AA/One World: 2022 Consolidated Mileage/Status/Challenge Runs help needed

Old Jan 2, 2022, 2:52 am
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AA/One World: 2022 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, 2022, 4:05 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2021
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Due to AA's program changes and Jan./Feb. double-dip, mileage runs for 2022 status won't actually end until Feb. 28. You might want to keep the old thread open until then.
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Old Jan 2, 2022, 4:17 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2014
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Interested to see if I can get to gold before Loyalty points kick in.

Departure Airport(s): DFW
EQMs or EQSs Needed: 6,878 EQM or 9 EQS
EQDs Needed: $167
Max Budget: $700
Available Travel Dates: Anytime through February
Max # Travel Nights: 3
AA only, or Partners Okay: Partners OK
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): N
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Old Jan 2, 2022, 5:50 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2021
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Hey everyone! Never been so close to Platinum so wanted to make my first mileage run. Was interested in what y'all suggest.

Departure Airport(s): MCI
EQMs Needed: 3,154
EQDs Needed: $175
Max Budget: $500
Available Travel Dates: all of January
Max # Travel Nights: 1
AA only, or Partners Okay: Alaska would be cool

Would like to stay in the US.
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Old Jan 2, 2022, 8:20 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2014
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Hi! Not sure if I am posting correctly, but am humbly grateful for any help

Departure Airport: PHX, but can take positioning flight
EQM Needed: 13k
EQD Needed: 3600
Required Spend or Budget: Value…
Available Travel Dates: Anytime before 2/28
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Yes

thanks!
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Old Jan 3, 2022, 8:11 am
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Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 1
Going for Platinum

Departure Airport: ORD
Miles Needed: 15,000
Required Spend or Budget: 2,000
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Flexible
Available Travel Dates: 1/7-1/10, 1/21-1/24, 2/18-2/21, 2/25-2/28
Max # Travel Nights: 2
AA only, or Partners Okay: Flexible
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): No

Last edited by airmanairman; Jan 3, 2022 at 11:21 am
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Old Jan 4, 2022, 10:40 am
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Join Date: Jan 2022
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DCA mileage run to get to Platinum Plus

Departure Airport(s): DCA, but willing to do IAD for an exceptional deal
EQMs Needed: 15,000
EQDs Needed: $800
Max Budget: $1,000
Available Travel Dates: all of January and February
Max # Travel Nights: 1
AA only, or Partners Okay: Partners okay

Ideally staying in the continental US. Bonus points if it includes MCO and/or PBI.

Thanks!

Last edited by vladimirpoutine; Jan 4, 2022 at 11:18 am
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Old Jan 4, 2022, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by vladimirpoutine
Departure Airport(s): DCA, but willing to do IAD for an exceptional deal
EQMs Needed: 20,000
EQDs Needed: $800
Max Budget: $1,000
Available Travel Dates: all of January and February
Max # Travel Nights: 1
AA only, or Partners Okay: Partners okay

Ideally staying in the continental US. Bonus points if it includes MCO and/or PBI.

Thanks!
20,000 EQM for $1,000 seems like an impossibility as a general matter, and it's definitely impossible within the continental U.S.
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Old Jan 4, 2022, 11:19 am
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Thanks. What about 15,000 EQM? I can make up the rest by adding a leg to another trip.
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Old Jan 4, 2022, 11:28 am
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Join Date: Aug 2021
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Originally Posted by vladimirpoutine
Thanks. What about 15,000 EQM? I can make up the rest by adding a leg to another trip.
Five-digit mileage runs that don't involve crossing an ocean are generally very difficult. But DCA-SFO is ~4,800 miles, and if you do that round-trip three times at the current ~$300 price on AA, you'll be just shy of 15,000 EQM for ~$900, not counting any possibly needed hotel nights. (Alaska is $20 cheaper but only with a two-night stay.)
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Old Jan 4, 2022, 11:52 am
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Appreciate it. That's helpful. If I'm already flying a couple of short hauls in the next two months, I think I'll just tack on a few west coast segments. Cheers.
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Old Jan 4, 2022, 3:51 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2014
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Departure Airport: BOS (JFK if needed)
Miles Needed: 21,000 EQM for Platinum or 41,000 EQM for Platinum Pro
Required Spend or Budget: $2500 for Platinum Pro (already hitting the spend for Platinum)
Available Travel Dates: 1/10-1/31 or 2/9-2/28
Required Metal or Codeshares okay: Whatever will get me the EQMs needed

Fully vaxxed/boosted and have US passport.
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Old Jan 7, 2022, 9:34 am
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Join Date: Oct 2021
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Would like to get to Gold before the end of February.

Departure Airport(s): PHX
EQMs or EQSs Needed: EQMs needed: 11,236 or EQSs needed: 15
EQDs Needed: $1,353
Max Budget: $1,500
Available Travel Dates: now through end of February
Max # Travel Nights: 3
AA only, or Partners Okay: Yes
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): N

Similar to those above, Fully vaxxed/boosted and have US passport.
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Old Jan 7, 2022, 11:43 am
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Join Date: Aug 2021
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Originally Posted by strider21
Would like to get to Gold before the end of February.

Departure Airport(s): PHX
EQMs or EQSs Needed: EQMs needed: 11,236 or EQSs needed: 15
EQDs Needed: $1,353
Max Budget: $1,500
Available Travel Dates: now through end of February
Max # Travel Nights: 3
AA only, or Partners Okay: Yes
Have Chinese Visa? (Y/N): N

Similar to those above, Fully vaxxed/boosted and have US passport.
What are you hoping to get from Gold? Most people here would recommend against a $1,500 mileage run to get Gold. An AA credit card would get you most of the same benefits.
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Old Jan 7, 2022, 12:57 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2021
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Originally Posted by js1993
What are you hoping to get from Gold? Most people here would recommend against a $1,500 mileage run to get Gold. An AA credit card would get you most of the same benefits.
I don't want to lose what progress I have at the end of February. If I do though then it would be a better goal to get to Platinum in 2022?
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