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Life Without Elite Status

It’s a dark day, friends. Actually, it’s a dark week. This is the first time in years that I’ve flown on American without any sort of elite status. It felt really strange. I think I may be developing PTSD (Plane Transportation Status Disassociation). I first earned my Platinum status back in 2012 when I completed…

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Status Fears: Only 4 Miles Away…

I’ve got a problem. After two years of qualifying for Platinum status on American, I now find myself at 24,996 miles for the year — exactly four miles away from achieving Gold status for 2015. While I was able to arrange for most of my international flights in previous years to be American Airlines or…

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