I have held and enjoyed Velocity Gold status since 2016 and since that time have maintained that level without too much problem. Due to circumstances of a quick couple of trips to Bali and NZ along with some domestic travel as well I have suddenly acquired Platinum status after a recent trip to HK. My problem is that my Gold status has already been re-confirmed for the Aug 2019-20 period before the HK trip whereas the Platinum one has begun now. I'm not planning on doing that much travel in the next 12 months and have seemingly lost three months of the Gold 2018-19 travel period. Effectively I now have only 9 months to achieve the newly acquired status and it's highly unlikely that this will happen. Advice please on the way forward with this 1st world problem. I'm hopeful that some experienced traveller can advise me how best to handle this dilemma P.S. I also family share points with my partner.