Targeted Offer: AA Elite Status, Upgrades and Challenge

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Free American Airlines Platinum Status Offer & Challenge

AA’s Targeted Elite Status Offer

American Airlines has sent out emails with a targeted offer to some customers gifting them free Platinum or Gold AAdvantage status through May 15, 2019. The offer includes a status challenge to earn all four elite levels until January 2020 through highly reduced qualification requirements (example pictured below). You’ll have from the date you register until May 15th to complete the challenge.

Related: A Way to get Free Changes & Cancellations on American Airlines Without Status

The Offer

Register for this exclusive offer to enjoy free American Airlines AAdvantage Elite status through May 15, 2019.

During the Trial Period You’ll be eligible for all the perks of Gold or Platinum status, including:

  • Complimentary upgrades on flights 500 miles or less within North America (confirmed as early as 48 hours before departure)
  • Complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra and Preferred seats
  • 8 award miles/U.S. dollar (60% bonus)
  • 2 free checked bags
  • oneworld Sapphire status on partner airlines

Related: Complete Guide: Amex Platinum’s International Airline Program Discount


If you did receive this offer for Gold or Platinum status you should definitely get on it before and register prior to January 25 which is the last day of registration. You’ll get at least 10 500-mile upgrades just for registering- that’s pretty spectacular since they generally cost about $40 each! This is a pretty amazing offer if you’ve been targeted.

Did you get this offer?

HT: Frequent Miler

Bethany Walsh
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  1. We last flew AA on a 1-way award ticket a few months ago. First time we’ve flown them on an award since 2009. I can’t even remember the last time we paid for a ticket on AA. Maybe NY to Miami in 2010? My husband got this offer. Funny stuff.

    • Nice Marilyn! We rarely ever pay for a plane ticket. I can’t spend the miles/points we already have and we continue to accumulate lots of low hanging AA points. We will definitely take a few extra (award) trips that we otherwise wouldn’t have by 5/15. Thanks for the platinum status AA!

  2. My wife got the offer last night. We take a lot of last-minute trips, so saving the 21 day fee ($75) is really nice. We typically book first class domestic flights because we have quite a few points, but we will now book econ and pick the main cabin extra seats. It looks like we will be using her points from now until 5/15. She received the same offer 3 years ago. I think it is interesting that we registered it then but didn’t book any paid flights during the promo period. It doesn’t seem like they would target her again, but we are thankful they did!


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