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Been staffed locally and I’m 2,535 EQMs short of AA’s EP status
Trying to determine if worth the effort / time to do a mileage run
Any best practice on looking for flights with AA EQM / booking class

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Dude it’s so worth it. EP? It’s not even a question. I still regret not getting EP in 2014 and I was still 13,000 away. The system wide upgrades alone are worth it. Then throw in you get upgraded like for every single business route that isn’t super busy, how could you not do it. Please do it. Plus the FAs cater to you a little if you are EP because you are able to file a complaint or file a good review of a FA easily. A FA I dated told me about that

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I’m 1 round trip short of making platinum.... but holiday pricing is turning me off doing s mileage run. Is it worth $400 to do a full day round trip (3k total miles) to get platinum on AA?

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So what’s the best way to search for a flight run?. Keep finding lowest class of service that gives you next to no EQMs

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Where are you located OP?

How long are you working locally? If its over a year might not be worth it.

Skyscanner would be my best recommendation. That’s not a lot of miles and I would assume you could do it for <$200 if you go before the holidays.

From east coast, first class to PhX or LA will do it. Anything in biz is 3x miles. Go on kayak.

Totally agree with C1 on Skyscanner and 100% worth it.

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