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AA EQD new rules 2017+
Hello. So, its March. My AA Account Info shows only 720 EQD for 3 trips to California. We are planning a few more trips- one is J Class to May to CDG- but even when I do the math….. I am thinking we may have only about a 6000 spend for the EQDs at year end. (EQMs seem to have worked better for us, jajaja).
Q: If I am Platinum for life and my partner is not, will I still be able to travel together and gain perks when I buy tickets for both of us at the simple Platinum level? (BTW: both of us have had EXP for three years and really do not see any perks gained with exception of choosing seats in Main Cabin Extra- we rarely get upgraded to California, etc). I mean, its seems, that EXP, Plat Pro, and Plat are all “kinda the same”.
I will not miss the “Emerald” status. It gave me very little. But! I think I am missing something?
Hi Rob –
Are you booking thru American or British to Paris? If British, you do earn EQD’s based on a percentage of mileage flown (not the actual dollars). So, that’d be about 2500 EQDs. Depending on the cost of the ticket, you may still get more EQDs for purchasing through American, but good to keep in mind.
For your second question, yes. Ben wrote a post on this late last year. As long as you book with your partner, he/she essentially inherits your status.
We book on AA (we live in MIami and AA is 80% or so of traffic here…)…. Thanks for that link.