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Any card to get me to AA Platinum?

Any card to get me to AA Platinum?

  1. Rohit Deshpande

    So I was targeted for AA’s free Platinum status promotion and I have some important question regarding it that I need help answering. I have free platinum status through September 7th of this year. But if I reach a certain requirement, I can keep the status through Jan of 2020 which would be awesome. The requirement is 12,500 EQMs and $1500 EQDs. I have a trip that I booked a while back for this summer and the earnings are shown in the screenshot below. As you can see, I will easily surpass the EQM requirement. However the EQD is a problem. I’ll still be about $700 short. Is there an AA card I can use to waive the spend requirement by the 7th of September or will I just simply have to fly and spend that much more with the airline in order to earn the miles. Any help is greatly appreciated. Also does premium cabin travel earn any bonus EQDs or is it all 1 to 1 based on dollars spent? Thanks a lot and looking forward to your answers.

  2. David W

    The Barclays AAviator cards will get you EQDs upon meeting a spend threshold…but it’s way more than $700. You’re better off finding a way to spend $700 now and getting the card for EQDs next year if you want to requalify.

    [I][URL=’https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/11/07/american-aadvantage-2017-changes/’]American has just announced that you’ll be able to get a shortcut to status by spending money on American’s co-branded Barclaycard products, as follows:
    [/URL][/I]
    [LIST]
    [*][I][URL=’https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/11/07/american-aadvantage-2017-changes/’]AAdvantage Aviator Red, Aviator Blue, and Aviator Business Mastercard accounts can earn up to $3,000 EQDs by spending $25,000 on qualifying net purchases during the calendar year[/URL][/I]
    [*][I][URL=’https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/11/07/american-aadvantage-2017-changes/’]AAdvantage Aviator Silver Mastercard accounts can earn up to $6,000 EQDs by spending $50,000 on qualifying net purchases each calendar year; they’ll earn $3,000 EQDs after spending $25,000 on qualifying purchases and another $3,000 EQDs after $50,000 on qualifying purchases[/URL][/I]
    [/LIST]
    [I][URL=’https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/11/07/american-aadvantage-2017-changes/’]In other words, at most you can earn $6,000 EQDs by spending $50,000 on the AAdvantage Aviator Silver Mastercard.[/URL][/I]

    I dont believe there’s a bonus on EQDs for flying in a premium cabin.

  3. Rohit Deshpande

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 58374, member: 29″]The Barclays AAviator cards will get you EQDs upon meeting a spend threshold…but it’s way more than $700. You’re better off finding a way to spend $700 now and getting the card for EQDs next year if you want to requalify.

    [I][URL=’https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/11/07/american-aadvantage-2017-changes/’]American has just announced that you’ll be able to get a shortcut to status by spending money on American’s co-branded Barclaycard products, as follows:
    [/URL][/I]
    [LIST]
    [*][I][URL=’https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/11/07/american-aadvantage-2017-changes/’]AAdvantage Aviator Red, Aviator Blue, and Aviator Business Mastercard accounts can earn up to $3,000 EQDs by spending $25,000 on qualifying net purchases during the calendar year[/URL][/I]
    [*][I][URL=’https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/11/07/american-aadvantage-2017-changes/’]AAdvantage Aviator Silver Mastercard accounts can earn up to $6,000 EQDs by spending $50,000 on qualifying net purchases each calendar year; they’ll earn $3,000 EQDs after spending $25,000 on qualifying purchases and another $3,000 EQDs after $50,000 on qualifying purchases[/URL][/I]
    [/LIST]
    [I][URL=’https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/11/07/american-aadvantage-2017-changes/’]In other words, at most you can earn $6,000 EQDs by spending $50,000 on the AAdvantage Aviator Silver Mastercard.[/URL][/I]

    I dont believe there’s a bonus on EQDs for flying in a premium cabin.[/QUOTE]
    Uh Oh does this mean I have to spend $25K by september to get the 3K PQDs if I were to do that? If so, then my only real feasible option is to fly somewhere to get the remaining PQDs? Thanks again!

  4. David W

    Yep, you do. Check flyertalk – there might be a decent deal on a flight to get you EQDs.

    Or do this:
    [ATTACH=full]523[/ATTACH]

    $1133 EQDs, 9064 redeemable miles, and 16408 EQMs

  5. rickyw

    I don’t have first hand knowledge but I am going to assume for a status challenge you have to earn the actual EQD’s by flying, and they won’t recognize any sort of credit card bonus. I’d make sure to read the T&C of your challenge… and probably end up taking David’s suggestion of a mileage/status run…

  6. lkar

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’ve read that credit card EQD don’t count for AA status challenge EQD.

  7. Rohit Deshpande

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 58379, member: 29″]Yep, you do. Check flyertalk – there might be a decent deal on a flight to get you EQDs.

    Or do this:
    [ATTACH=full]523[/ATTACH]

    $1133 EQDs, 9064 redeemable miles, and 16408 EQMs[/QUOTE]
    Looks like a good deal, I will definitely look at this….thanks david!!

  8. Rohit Deshpande

    [QUOTE=”lkar, post: 58403, member: 145″]Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’ve read that credit card EQD don’t count for AA status challenge EQD.[/QUOTE]
    sounds good thanks for the clarification!

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