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Status challenge on AA?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by ziggny, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. ziggny

    ziggny New Member

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    Hi all -

    I've got a few OneWorld trips coming up for business, and trying to figure out how best to maximize status/earning.

    First, I'm flying from JFK to HKG on Cathay in J on a paid ticket. It's a Cathay-issued ticket, but I've submitted my AA FF#.

    Next, I'll most likely be flying from JFK to LHR the following week - this would likely be an AA-issued ticket, though I haven't purchased yet. Fare class for this flight would be I.

    My current elite qualification is pretty marginal: 725 EQDs, 2500 EQMs, and 5 EQSs. I did receive a free trial/upgrade to Gold status earlier in the year, but only ended up booking on flight from LGA-DCA, and it expired.

    Given all of this, is there anything I should do before booking the JFK-LHR flight to try to maximize status? Am I a good candidate for a status challenge?

    Really appreciate your input.
  2. David W

    David W Well-Known Member

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    I'd only go for a status challenge if you think it's something you can maintain each year thereafter.