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AA Plat in one trip: DFW-ORD-LAX-LHR-MAA ~$3200 r/t in J, tix on BA, Apr 2020

AA Plat in one trip: DFW-ORD-LAX-LHR-MAA ~$3200 r/t in J, tix on BA, Apr 2020

Old Jan 4, 20, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Aladdinsfolly View Post
You will likely get zero for AA operated domestic flights unless they have an AS flight number as well. AS will NOT credit international AA flights after 2/29/20.

You must fly on a BA transatlantic and BA to MAA and those flights will earn 250% of base according to the chart here:

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mi...ritish-airways

The availability for AS/BA isnt as good but heres an itinerary that Matrix returns for a 0-night stay

Thanks very much for the details / reply
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Old Jan 4, 20, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by DeltaFlyingProf View Post
Aladdinsfolly's answer is correct but didn't touch the MVP bonus. You will get the MVP bonus on the BA coded and operated flights.
Thanks for the reply. Appreciate it.
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Old Jan 5, 20, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by ijgordon View Post
Discount business class (C/D/I/R) earns 2x EQM/mile on AA and BA, your math appears based on 1.5x a ~13,000 mile one-way trip.

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...sh-airways.jsp
sorry this is what listed on Aa.com on what I will earned if I booked the trip.
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Old Jan 5, 20, 7:46 pm
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Is this fare gone?
I constructed few itins 3 days ago and none of them price the same
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Old Jan 5, 20, 8:31 pm
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Never realized folks spend upward of $3k on an MR. I always thought a few hundred here and there. This is fun.
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Old Jan 5, 20, 9:27 pm
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The fare is still available. Use the matrix construction shown in a previous post

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31898499-post9.html

returns the following available dates in April. There are also a couple of dates in March. Others have cautioned that a 2hr B2B in MAA is tight. YMMV. You can insert an extra day as shown in the attached example. This priced for me on BA US website as shown using the multicity origin-destination screen shown.

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Old Jan 5, 20, 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted by planes&trains View Post
Never realized folks spend upward of $3k on an MR. I always thought a few hundred here and there. This is fun.
When AA premium status requires EQDs they are much easier to earn on OW partners. In Dec. 19 I flew a four leg J MR on BA tix/BA metal over 48hr elapsed time which netted 3480 EQD and 27844 EQM for under $3K. That fare only allowed 1 transfer each way.

With two transfers US and two in area 2 you can actually try to route this on QR for LHR-DOH-MAA but thats trickier. This BA fare is only good until 08Jan20.

AA has similar RT fares between DFW and India but they add more fat (yq/yr) and the r/t is $200-500 more.
Availability also isnt as robust. However the big downside for AAdvantage members is that they will only earn EQDs they spend on fare rather than a % of miles flown. BAEC fliers can turn these fares into 1200TP if done correctly.

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Old Jan 5, 20, 11:20 pm
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Platinum status in 2100 on CX

If you are shooting for early Platinum status

Try CX
Sin-sfo for $1049 in PE.
That should get you to platinum in 2 roundtrips.

Might be helpful.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 12:46 am
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Originally Posted by g2929 View Post
If you are shooting for early Platinum status

Try CX
Sin-sfo for $1049 in PE.
That should get you to platinum in 2 roundtrips.

Might be helpful.
if your goal is PE cpm then SEA-HKG-JNB prices on CX from $1817 for certain March and April dates and some ~$2k fares are still available for Feb. Each trip nets ~39K EQMs and 5.2K EQDs.
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