How To Get 6000 Extra Eqp's By End Of Year

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  1. adrian

    adrian Member

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    I am currently AA Platinum, having taken the Platinum Challenge in the July 2006.

    I currently have 77918 EQPs. I have one more journey scheduled for this year, PRG-LHR-HKG-SYD, on BA/CX in J. I think this will give me almost 17000 more EQPs, bringing me to 94757 EQPs by the end of that trip.

    I had never bothered thinking about getting to EXP, as I didn't realise I would be so close. Also I am Qantas Platinum (through to Feb or Mar 2008), so F lounge access isn't an issue.

    Is there much benefit in me attaining EXP this year? I am fairly sure that I will reach it next year without much trouble, giving me F lounge access for 2008.

    Are there any fast or easy ways of earning 5000-6000 EQPs? Any that don't require air travel? (I am all travelled out for this year). Any promotions that i can attach to my upcoming trip that might push me over 100,000?

    ps. I really wish I had discovered this forum about one month earlier, in June, then I could have credited an AA Y trip SYD-LAX-MIA-CCS-NYC-LAX-SYD. They were worth almost nothing in Qantas points, and I already had the QF WP status for 2007. I'm sure it would have been worth a whole lot more over at AA. And many other trips I put thru QF in the first half of the year.

    Thanks.
     

  2. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    Yes; the 8 eVIPs are worth a lot

    The only way to do it is to fly enough to get 5000-6000 EQPs

    Dave
     
  3. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Same advice I got from Dave when I asked about the 10K points I need (I also didnt think about being that close (and blew 45K qpoints on QF SG earlier this year - but that is history now)).

    The only option is SYD-SIN-SYD in WT+ (for me) and WT for you (given I need 10k vs 6K for you).

    I am guessing that you arent close in terms of miles - having flown your segments in J?

    Just checking on the BA website there are flights to/from SIN on 27/28 Dec - out in WT+ and back on QF via MEL for $2,176. A little steep for me - I know the evips are worth more than that - but next year I wont have opportunity to use them or find some way to get benefit from that is worth A$2K to me - I have two J class RTW trips on a blend of oneworld - so no real value for the evip. Mrssimongr is getting a RTW in J with me on an award flight next october (hopefully) so again no evip value.

    If I had thought more about it - I would have changed my other routings a little and I wish I had pushed for adding the domestic segments to my DONE4 - that would have given me another 2K qpoints.
     
  4. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    With the PRG-LHR-HKG-SYD trip, is there a way of extending the journey to get the additonal qpoints? e.g. changing HKG-SYD to HKG-MEL-SYD will add 600 qpoints ; a HKG-MEL-CBR-SYD may add 1000 possibly for no cost for example.

    If the ticket allows travel via AP rather than EH, going from LHR-SYD via North America could easily get the additional qpoints needed

    Dave
     
  5. adrian

    adrian Member

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  6. adrian

    adrian Member

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    I am guessing that you arent close in terms of miles - having flown your segments in J?

    Yes, mostly in J. Kicking myself - there are so many flights in the first half of the year that i could have credited to AA instead of QF.
     
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