Starting the AA Platinum challenge

Discussion in 'Your Questions' started by cbd089, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. cbd089

    cbd089 Newbie

    Oct 9, 2005
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    Hi folks,

    Thanks for all the posts re the above. Am starting the challenge on the 16th and am trying to work out how many points I will get out of this one intinerary.
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    BANGKOK - HONG KONG I CLASS CATHAY
    HONG KONG - LONDON I CLASS CATHAY
    LONDON - GENEVA I CLASS BA

    GENEVA-LONDON I CLASS BA
    LONDON- HONG KONG I CLASS CATHAY
    HONG KONG- BANGKOK I CLASS CATHAY

    Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    Well a visit to AA.com and you can see that I class earns 1.5 points per mile flown on both BA and CX and 1.25 miles per mile flown

    Using the great circle mapper at http://gc.kls2.com/

    BKK-HKG is 1048 miles
    HKG-LHR is 5994 miles
    LHR-GVA is 470 miles

    at 1.5 qpoints per miles flown, the HKG-LHR will complete the lack-of-challenge and you will officially be a stealer of candy from babies

    Mileage earning will be

    1048 * 1.25 as a base member
    5994+470+470+5994+1048 * 2.25 as a candy stealer member

    Total miles earned is 32,756 approxand total qpoints earned is 22,626

    Dave
     
  3. cbd089

    cbd089 Newbie

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    Dave,

    I had no idea it was so easy. :eek: Thanks for the advice.
     
  4. QF WP

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    Dave Noble is indeed the purveyor of taking Platinum status from American Airlines...I learnt everything I know about it from him :shock:
     
  5. NM

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    Everything :shock:
     
  6. serfty

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    Wot? Even Japanese? :shock:
     
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    Just keep reading the sentence, serfty:

    He's very handy to have as a friend :wink:
     
  8. NM

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    And I hope the 93.24% refers to the status and not to the lifetime :p .
     
  9. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    On FT it is 93.25%. :shock: :? :p :oops: :(
     
  10. serfty

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    That's probably due to differences in rounding processes between Oz and US based boards when metric time is taken into account! 8)
     
  11. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    There is that metric time again :!: Knew we should have stuck to imperial time. :roll: Easier to remember. :oops:
     
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