Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

SAN Airport


Qantas auctioning off seats!

Can you help?

How do Airlines Rank Passengers


Hotels and families


Global Entry Renewal – Applicaton -> New Card = 7 Days


UA first responder discount?


Alitalia shutting down – now what?


Digital nomading


New Qatar Transit Policy?


USA Accept Antigen Test For Re-Entry


Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (2)

Need AA Companion Ticket Advice before expiration

Need AA Companion Ticket Advice before expiration

  1. GalpalVal

    I have a $99 companion ticket that I got through my Barclay Aviator Aadvantage Business Card which is going to expire 4/30. I have to book 14 days in advance so I am in a short window to make a decision. I don’t have any paid AA miles since last August. I would like to attain some form of Status on AA since I have the card, Have 180k miles with probably another 100k about to hit and I have chosen AA as my boyfriend’s Amex Platinum carrier. I freely admit that I don’t understand the whole EQM, EQD and EQS thing but it looks like I am going to earn $3000 EQD next month. Explanation on the whole Elite program would be gratefully appreciated!
    Beyond that I’d like to know if there is a point in trying to take advantage of this ticket prior to expiration and if so, what the best way to do that is. One last question…the program says I have to book the ticket through AA meeting services, but it doesnt say that I have to charge it on my Aviator card, so could I buy the paid ticket on the AMEX using reward points somehow. This game is complicated!!

  2. Gaurav

    hi [USER=3014]@GalpalVal[/USER], it really depends on what your goals are. If you want to take a trip with someone else then it’s a no brainer to use the cert. Otherwise it really has nothing to do with elite status. AA status is based on money spent and you’d only be earning what you’d normally spend anyways. So, the short answer is to use it if you have someplace to go and a companion to go with :).

    It’s been a while since I’ve had the US Air companion cert but I think you had to put the charge on the card so I’m guessing that will be the case here too.

Sign in to help answer questions.