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American Platinum Pro Challenge

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Michael NYC, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Michael NYC

    Michael NYC Reader

    Hi there,
    Earlier this week I received an email invitation from American for a challenge to platinum or even platinum pro. I am just curious why I was targeted; I am a United 1K, Delta Platinum and Lufthansa Senator but I rarely fly American or any other one world carrier. As far as i remember, in 2019 I had maybe 5 or 6 intra EU flights on Iberia (some in business, some in economy) which I credited to my American Aadvantage account ... that’s it. Does American know about my status with other carriers?

    Also, in order to complete the platinum challenge I would only need 12,500 EQMs; I did some quick math on a random AA mileage calculator I found on Google and according to that it would only take me one round trip NYC to Europe in business + a short domestic flight to complete the challenge. Is my math correct?

    thanks in advance!
  2. RTBones

    RTBones Active Member

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    Interesting - is there no EQD requirement as well? From a mileage perspective, per Great Circle Mapper - JFK-LHR is 3451 miles, or 6902 return. If you fly discount business class on AA metal, that gets you 13804 EQMs, per AA's earning charts on their website. So essentially one return flight to the UK meets your mileage challenge. I would just double check there isnt a dollar requirement too.