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Moving to London, frequent flyer program strategy

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Ryanz66, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. Ryanz66

    Ryanz66 Reader


    I might be moving to London for 2 years (maybe longer) next year. I’m EP with AA right now. Should I keep my AA elite program or should I join another one like the BA executive program. If the latter, which program would you recommend?

  2. OCTinPHL

    OCTinPHL Well-Known Member

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    Where will most of your 2021 / 2022 travel be? Back to the US for work? For family? Will you be traveling intra-Europe? Who will be paying?

    If you are going to be flying intra-Europe, I’d join BA and shoot for elite status there. If the bulk of your trips are back to the US and on your own dime, I may keep AA EXP for the SWUs.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2021
  3. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    And don't forget that to keep any kind of AA status you'll need at least 4 segments on AA metal.
  4. RTBones

    RTBones Active Member

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    As the others have said - it largely depends on your flying plans for the next two years. There's nothing wrong with sticking with AA as its OneWorld, so long as you remember what MidSouth says - you'll need 4 segments on AA metal. That could be something as simple as 1 or 2 trips back to the US a year.