Targeted Offer: Free AA Platinum + Free Upgrades + Status Challenge

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Free American Airlines Platinum Status Offer & Challenge

Free American Airlines Platinum Status Offer & Challenge

American Airlines has sent out emails with a targeted offer to some customers to earn free Platinum status till the end of the year plus (20) 500 Mile Upgrades just for registering by 10/12/2018. You’re also eligible to earn Platinum or Platinum Pro through 2019 by meeting highly reduced status requirements (pictured below) by January 6, 2019.

Free American Airlines Platinum Status Offer & 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® Platinum status through January 6, 2019. You’ll also receive twenty 500-mile upgrades just for registering. The promo code listed in the terms and conditions is HV98P.

You’ll be eligible for all the perks of 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 Platinum status you should definitely get on it before it expires on 10/12. You’ll get twenty 500-mile upgrades just for registering- that’s pretty spectacular since they generally cost about $40 each!

Did you get this offer?

Bethany Walsh
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  1. I got this offer…I am a little confused as it states: Qualifying, eligible flights must be operated by American Airlines or marketed by American Airlines, American Eagle® service, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and Japan Airlines. Flights marketed and/or operated by codeshare partners not listed above aren’t eligible for this promotion. Bonus EQDs and EQMs don’t count toward this offer. Does this mean if I fly Finnair and purchased the ticket through Finnair that these flights count towards this challenge? Does “Bonus” EQDs and EQMs mean the extra class of service EQMs do not count towards the challenge, or is this referring to some other sort of EQM bump?

  2. I got an offer to upgrade to Gold status only. They are giving me 10 500 mile upgrades. Nothing for Platinum so do you have any suggestions?

  3. @Derek the 500 mile stickers don’t expire like the offer does. I’ve earned them like this in the past and they remain even if you don’t meet the qualifications but you do have to have at least AA Gold to use them in the future.

  4. When do the 20 500-mile upgrades expire? I didn’t see that stated and if it also expires by January it may not be advantageous for some.


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