Air Travel Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Air Travel activity »
  1. 1 Flying 3 days post knee surgery
  2. 2 Cheap flights to Europe from Pittsburg
  3. 3 Medication Sleep Aid for 30+ Hours Travel
  4. 4 How to figure out the cost of a trip when purchasing insurance.
  5. 5 Airtreks and Bootsnall
  6. 6 Consolidators for Biz Class - has any one used one?
  7. 7 Miami International Airport
  8. 8 Trip Report T4 (AA) remodel at LAX
  9. 9 What should I know about flying Southwest?
  10. 10 Complimentary upgrades on Delta with companion
  11. 11 Question on checkin for international
  12. 12 travelling with ensure
  13. 13 BA not to fly to serve anymore.
  14. 14 Connection time
  15. 15 Flight from Athens to Santorini?
  16. 16 Connecting in Toronto for return to US
  17. 17 Award travel and fees
  18. 18 Arlanda connecting flight Intl to oslo Customs??
  19. 19 PHL layover
  20. 20 Is there a best day to book an international flight? a best day to fly?
  21. 21 searching for flights on Kayak
  22. 22 PHL-CDG airline change with checked bags (less than 2 hrs) HELP!!!
  23. 23 U.K. Registered Traveler vs Fast Track
  24. 24 Booking with airline vs. Orbitz or Priceline
  25. 25 Which site to use (or not) to book airfare
View next 25 » Back to the top

Your Thoughts about AA Plat Challenge?

Jump to last reply

Hi, I'm thinking of doing it as I'm expecting to fly a fair amount over the few weeks. For a change I think that I may fly enough to qualify for Plat this year. But I'm considering doing the Plat challenge because

(1) I'll get 75% more bonus miles instead of the 25% I get right now for Gold once I qualify for Plat. Even if I fly enough (say 50000 miles for Plat), if I qualify for Plat earlier, I'd collect an extra 75% x 30000 miles (say).

(2) I think Plat could help with domestic upgrades. While I rarely fly domestically these days on personal expense, I do expect to have a flight coming up, where I think an upgrade would be nice. This is for JFK-LAX. How realistic is this? Quite a while ago, I was Plat, and I don't think I managed to get upgraded either. But this time around I think I'll be flying on a Saturday, so I think that there won't be that many business travelers to compete with me?

How much does the Plat challenge cost? I've read that it's $200. Do you think it's worthwhile paying the $200?

Bear in mind I wasted $150 a few months ago for a more expensive ticket so that I could have enough EQP for Gold, but that's now useless given the new developments. At that time I didn't remember about AA's filing for Chapter 11, but does that affect anything? I guess the consensus is that I shouldn't hoard my miles, but I still do....

Thanks!

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement