Targeted – Complimentary AA Platinum Status!

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American Airlines is sending out targeted complimentary status offers! I was targeted myself with FREE AA Platinum Status! There I was yesterday, just minding my own business, when BAM! American Airlines hit me with some next level generosity! No purchase and no flying necessary – just a good ol’ fashioned freebie!

The Offer:

Complimentary American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum status through May 26, 2017.

Input your AAdvantage details at this link to see if you were targeted!

Complimentary Platinum Status - AYP AA-767-at-MXP-AYP

The Benefits:

You’re eligible for all the perks of Platinum status, including:

  • 8 miles/U.S. dollar (60% bonus)
  • Complimentary upgrades on domestic flights 500 miles or less, confirmed as early as 48-hours prior to departure
  • Complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra and Preferred seats
  • 2 free checked bags
  • oneworld Sapphire status on partner airlines – meaning access to Business Class lounges when flying internationally

Oh! And in addition to all of the above – I will also receive 20 500-mile upgrades! Though I don’t see them in my account just yet…

500 Mile Upgrades

Keep the Status:

In order to maintain my complimentary Platinum status, some flying is going to be required:

To extend your elite benefits through January 31, 2018, earn 12,500 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) and $2,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) on American and other airlines for travel between the date you register and May 26, 2017.*

Still, very generous, as you can see what the status typically requires in the form of EQMs and EQDs!

Platinum Status Requirements - AYP

I will see if I can make it happen, though if my current AA travel pattern continues, it is going to be pretty tough to get there and tough to achieve any value…

AA Activity - AYP
This is what AA disloyalty looks like… until now!?

If you are looking for that longer term status without they flying, you can always status match to other competitor frequent flyer programs –  like Alaska MVP Gold!

Some more T&C:

AA Plat Offer Terms - AYP
Sign up before March 8, 2017 and enjoy status through May 26, 2017!

Final Thought

If it’s free, it’s for me! If it’s free, gimmie 3! Free just feels better… right!?

If you were one of the lucky targeted few – congratulations on your free status!

Not targeted for complimentary status? Still keep on the lookout! According to Miles the Monkey – you might just be targeted for a different elite status offer – featuring some attractive status fast track opportunities to AA Platinum and Executive Platinum!

Happy Travels!





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