American Airlines Business Class AAdvantage Challenge

| January 21, 2016

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This is a video about a trip I took, to complete my American Airlines AAdvantage Status Challenge to get Executive Platinum status. All flights were in Business Class, one was in AA's Flagship 77W Business Class.

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World's oldest and most reputable FAA Part 65 Aircraft Dispatcher certification school. We offer full residency courses in addition to blended (part distance learning/part residency) certification courses. We also offer international flight planning, ETOPS, and EWINS workshops.

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