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Where to credit CX - AA or AS?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by beerandcheese, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. beerandcheese

    beerandcheese Reader

    Flying IAD-HKG-MEL RT in Class I which covers +25,000 miles flown. Currently AA Gold and AS MVP via status match but am torn on where to credit the miles. Planning a large RTW trip with my family starting June 2019 for 12 months. Have PP so I don't value OW sapphire lounge access all that much.

    Flight will net on AA:
    38,230 EQMs, $6371 EQDs, and 42,054 redeemable miles (bottom line - I'll be 12k EQMs short of Platinum/OW Sapphire)

    Flight will net on AS:
    70,089 redeemable miles (including 25,487 elite miles - enough for MVP) and ~62K for wife & kid.

    I will likely have a small to moderate amount of domestic east coast travel this year (likely on AA).

    Looking for advice on where to credit and the value of AS MVP. Thanks
  2. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    I would say it depends on what miles you think you'll want for your trip. 70k AS miles are much more useful than 42k AA miles, as a matter of principle, but if you are specifically hoping to redeem on Etihad or Qatar or something I can see a case for crediting to American.