I screwed up. I’m a newb and didn’t know how mileages work and my gold status w AA is about to expire. I travel weekly and idk whether I should fly w/o status or pay $400 to extend it. Thoughts? 😭

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Pay $400. Worth it if you’re flying weekly (gives you 25% miles bonus on your trips).
Don’t let it happen again N00b.

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Haha ugh I learned my lesson for sure...

First call AA and ask for an exception. Depending on how close you were, it’s possible they’ll give it to you. I don’t think gold is worth $400

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Exactly what BCG1 said.

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How did it expire if you fly werkly?

I guess my starting date was kinda on the fence for 30 segments and I was like 2-3 segments short from keeping my status this year if that makes sense. Also I had some weeks that I didn’t fly out bc wfh and whatnot

So even though I don’t pay now, I will def reach gold and platinum this year I think (it’s only January now) but the earliest I can reach gold would be like April if that helps

Status challenge would get you there faster

Check travel services on Deloitte net. There is usually some offer

PwC offers AA gold to all employees. Check if Deloitte offers it. Also, I know for a fact that Deloitte (ex D here) offers options to fast track achieving status (e.g. fly 8 segments and get united Silver etc.)
Save the $400. Totally not worth spending your own money for gold status.

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