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Earning my first status, AA Gold. Worth it or is Exec Plat the only one worth holding?
I’ve never held status, and it appears if I keep going at the current rate, I’ll just barely qualify for AA Gold by the end of the year. My question on this would be whether it is worth it, getting to Gold, or is Exec Platinum really the only status worth holding?
I don’t travel enough to get to EXP, so I’m trying to learn about the various benefits that are within reach, to determine if it is worth it to go for the status, or just earn miles and burn them throughout the year.
@ Kenny — There are definitely some useful perks for Gold, and if your travel patterns will get you Gold status anyway, then it’s definitely worth picking up. I certainly wouldn’t go too far out of my way to earn it, but it’s certainly better than nothing.
I am lifetime Plat. Much of it earned prior when credit card miles counted toward lifetime status. IMHO lifetime plat has minimal benefit. Only Exec Plat has real benefit. As a Delta plat at least you get some operational upgrades etc. With AA you really get very little.