After my trip to New York last week, I’m less than 3,000 miles away from 1K status…but still have not made Platinum status.
I already wrote about this a couple weeks ago and received helpful feedback from several of you. Even so, I am still on the fence about how to best handle this.
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You can see I have more than exceeded the PQM for Platinum, but have not met the spending requirement:
And I’m less than 3,000 miles away form 1K status, but far below he $12,000 spending requirement:
Let’s put the spending aside for a moment, though. I’m in Germany through the end of the year and would have to do a mileage run…perhaps back to the States…to secure the final 3K miles. That would severely interrupt my vacation, even though the six GPUs (global premier upgrades) would be used by my family next year for more travel (i.e., it might be worthwhile).
There’s still the issue of the spending waiver by moving my address to Germany. Even though I have a bonafide address in Germany that will withstand all scrutiny, I just wish I would have put an extra $16K in spending on one of my Chase United cards. Platinum is not 1K, but would have been an acceptable compromise. My primary address is my California address. I’d strongly prefer not to change my address, but it seems I don’t have a choice at this point…
I’m currently in the middle of a battle with Aeroplan over a SWISS First Class award ticket. Should that ticket be honored, I will be flying home nonstop on SWISS from Zurich to LA on a non-earning award ticket. If not, however, perhaps the solution will be to fly home on a revenue ticket before the end of the year, cross the 1K threshold, and change my address.
I feel stupid…remember that Singapore trip I took a couple weeks ago to Frankfurt? It was booked in a non-earning fare class. Had I paid a few hundred bucks more, I would have already passed the 100K threshold.