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Old 11-01-2001, 04:40 PM   #1
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So, Kelloggs is running a promotional with their "Rice Krispies Treats" "Win American Airlines Vacations Instantly" blah blah.

But, by some wierd chance, I've won twice. Both times, 100 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles. Whoopie. I can fly to Madison and back.

Basicly, I'm looking to find out if it's even worth it for me to join AAdvantage to claim these miles. I've never been a part of any frequent anything program.

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Old 11-01-2001, 04:40 PM   #2
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So, Kelloggs is running a promotional with their "Rice Krispies Treats" "Win American Airlines Vacations Instantly" blah blah.

But, by some wierd chance, I've won twice. Both times, 100 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles. Whoopie. I can fly to Madison and back.

Basicly, I'm looking to find out if it's even worth it for me to join AAdvantage to claim these miles. I've never been a part of any frequent anything program.

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Old 11-09-2001, 03:15 AM   #3
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It's absolutely worth it because the "it" is zero cost. Aside from receiving a half-dozen more pieces of mail a year and probably ending up of a few more direct mail marketing lists, there's no downside to joining an airline loyalty program.

Often, the "member since" date is used as a qualifying factor for promotions or benefits, so joining now even without having any immediate travel needs in your life can pay off later if you find yourself in a job or lifestyle that involves lots of air travel.

While 200 miles isn't much of anything to sneeze at, it's more than 0.
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It's absolutely worth it because the "it" is zero cost. Aside from receiving a half-dozen more pieces of mail a year and probably ending up of a few more direct mail marketing lists, there's no downside to joining an airline loyalty program.

Often, the "member since" date is used as a qualifying factor for promotions or benefits, so joining now even without having any immediate travel needs in your life can pay off later if you find yourself in a job or lifestyle that involves lots of air travel.

While 200 miles isn't much of anything to sneeze at, it's more than 0.
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Old 11-11-2001, 01:28 PM   #5
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You can use AAdvantage miles towards a free domestic flight but it will take more than 200 miles. The last time I checked It required a minimum of 25,000 AAdvantage miles for a free domestic round trip ticket. 200 miles is a start as every little bit adds up.
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Old 11-11-2001, 01:28 PM   #6
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You can use AAdvantage miles towards a free domestic flight but it will take more than 200 miles. The last time I checked It required a minimum of 25,000 AAdvantage miles for a free domestic round trip ticket. 200 miles is a start as every little bit adds up.
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Old 11-12-2001, 10:40 AM   #7
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Well my main concern is that they'll expire. I have not the fundage to fly anywhere on a regular enough basis.
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Old 11-12-2001, 10:40 AM   #8
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Well my main concern is that they'll expire. I have not the fundage to fly anywhere on a regular enough basis.
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Old 11-13-2001, 10:45 AM   #9
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AA miles usually wont' expire if you keep an activity on your statments...meaning phone deals,credit card mileage...etc etc.
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AA miles usually wont' expire if you keep an activity on your statments...meaning phone deals,credit card mileage...etc etc.
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As a non-AA traveller, I'm very jealous of AA's "million miler" program for lifetime gold status. Being able to include bonus miles as well as flown miles is such a great perk to the program.

I sure wish Continental still had their "Infinite Plat" program, and I wish even more that I could use bonus miles to qualify for it. [img]/forums/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
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As a non-AA traveller, I'm very jealous of AA's "million miler" program for lifetime gold status. Being able to include bonus miles as well as flown miles is such a great perk to the program.

I sure wish Continental still had their "Infinite Plat" program, and I wish even more that I could use bonus miles to qualify for it. [img]/forums/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
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What are the exact specifications of the Infinite Platinum program?

Was it actually cancelled because I here conflicting evidence and can anyone find documentation on when it stopped?
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What are the exact specifications of the Infinite Platinum program?

Was it actually cancelled because I here conflicting evidence and can anyone find documentation on when it stopped?
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On 2001-11-13 13:28, tycoonjack wrote:
What are the exact specifications of the Infinite Platinum program?

Was it actually cancelled because I here conflicting evidence and can anyone find documentation on when it stopped?
The conflicting information that you heard was me disagreeing with our flight attendant.

The Infinite Platinum program begain as "Infinite Gold" before the Platinum level existed (when it was Bronze/Silver/Gold). It was awarded to thoes that made Gold Elite five years in a row, back in the late 80s or early 90s (don't recall specifically). It was discontinued when Continental became more successful and it was unnecessary to reward members in such a way although those that qualified continue to be "Infinite Platinum" for life, which is essentially lifetime Platinum status.

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On 2001-11-13 13:28, tycoonjack wrote:
What are the exact specifications of the Infinite Platinum program?

Was it actually cancelled because I here conflicting evidence and can anyone find documentation on when it stopped?
The conflicting information that you heard was me disagreeing with our flight attendant.

The Infinite Platinum program begain as "Infinite Gold" before the Platinum level existed (when it was Bronze/Silver/Gold). It was awarded to thoes that made Gold Elite five years in a row, back in the late 80s or early 90s (don't recall specifically). It was discontinued when Continental became more successful and it was unnecessary to reward members in such a way although those that qualified continue to be "Infinite Platinum" for life, which is essentially lifetime Platinum status.

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Old 01-21-2002, 10:57 AM   #17
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AA miles usually don't expire, just make sure you keep an activity in it every four years. As many here said, it's free and you really have nothing to lose.
with 25k miles you can get a reward tkt...and also with a little more you get to upgrade to a higher class with any fare purchased.
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AA miles usually don't expire, just make sure you keep an activity in it every four years. As many here said, it's free and you really have nothing to lose.
with 25k miles you can get a reward tkt...and also with a little more you get to upgrade to a higher class with any fare purchased.
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