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Earning AA elite status in 2017 by flying partner airlines
I have earned AA Executive Platinum status every year for the past 3 years by flying almost exclusively on Cathay Pacific — usually flying premium economy JFK-HKG round-trip about 6 times a year. I also fly AA a few times a year domestically, but almost all of my elite qualifying miles came from flying on Cathay Pacific (with tickets issued by CX), making it rather easy to quickly earn Executive Platinum status.
My question is: In 2017, how will I earn EQDs (toward AA elite status) when flying on Cathay Pacific flights with tickets issued by CX?. Does AA know how much my ticket on CX cost and will thus issue EQDs accordingly?
Here you go Jeffrey.
You’d receive around 1,600 EQDs each way flying JFK-HKG in Premium Economy.
If your travel patterns remain the same in 2017, looks like you’d more than qualify again for Executive Platinum. I assume you know you still need 4 flights on American metal though.