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Will AA award EQMs retroactively

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Sam zia, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Sam zia

    Sam zia Reader

    If I take a flight on BA on, say, Dec 28 2018 and do not put in my AA advantage number- and on Jan 3 2019 I file with AA for missing miles, will they award eqms at all? If so, will they count toward the 2018 year (which would have already passed) or the 2019 year?
     
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  2. OCTinPHL

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    AA will credit them for 2018, but best keep your BA boarding passes (to submit to AA if necessary).

    Just curious why you are asking proactively?
     
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  3. No Name

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    @OCTinPHL

    He already have all the EQM he needs for 2018 and is hoping to jump start 2019?
     
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  4. OCTinPHL

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    Fair point. But experience tells me that AA will credit the EQMs when flown, not when submitted to AA. Agree?

    Again, personal experience (flying on 12/30, 12/31, overnight to 1/1) tells me that trying to game the system just isn't worth it. If you have enough AA EQMs for 2018, try crediting them to BA (which is not on a calendar year for Tier points, I believe, but rather when you created your account) or IB.
     
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  5. No Name

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    Agreed.

    Unless he needs Avios, he would be better of just crediting to AA. It's unlikely he would earn enough Tier Points to get status from just a few flights, plus you would need a few BA flights for status anyway. Tierpoints earned on other Oneworld airlines alone is not enough.
     
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  6. Rob in Miami

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    Yes, I was surprised when a British friend with BA program told me his BA Miles year ends on Dec 8th and not like our AA which ends (for All) on December 31st.
     
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    @Rob in Miami

    The BA program uses a personal year based on when you joined, not calendar years.

    I can end on Dec 8th or July 8th or what ever date you joined up on.
     
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