Today I received an email from American Airlines with “Free gold status for you” as the subject. Turns out, my American Airlines AAdvantage account was targeted for a entirely free upgrade to Gold status until May 25, 2018!
Aside from the status upgrade, they’re also including 10 500-mile upgrade certificates, and a chance to maintain my status up until January 31, 2019 if I fly 7,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) and spend $1,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) on American or other eligible airlines from now until May 25, 2018.
I have no idea what the requirements were or why my account was selected for the status, but here are some data points: I currently hold no status with AAdvantage, have no upcoming American Airlines travel planned, and I don’t have the cobranded credit cards anymore.
This was certainly a pleasant surprise!
Be sure to check your junk mail or try to register and see if your account is targeted here by entering promo code HV18G.
A friend of mine received an even better, similar offer for Platinum Pro status valid until May 25, 2018 too (promo code HV18T).
Feel free to share what offer you’ve received in the comments.
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Anecdotally seems to be targeted at folks who have credited AA flights to AS and have some kind of AS status. MVP = AA Gold, MVP Gold/75k = Plat Pro. Probably AA trying to snipe some elites from AS after the end of the partnership effective 12/31.
Angelina Aucello says
Interesting. I am MVP Gold and only received the gold offer…
henry LAX says
i got the offer too even though i’ve flown exactly ZERO cash flights on AA in all of 2017 (and even factoring in all oneworld activity that’s EQM/EQD eligible, my performance was :
“In 2017, you earned 432 EQDs, 4,468 EQMs and 4 EQSs.”
And that’s on an airline that no longer exists.
Stephanie Real says
I WAS Gold the last 2 years~Flew exclusively with AA, in 2017, I made the segment requirement, but because I fly for business, I have a budget. I missed the $ requirement, BUT i am NOT ALLOWED to take “advantage” of this offer. Saddest part? My husband is a 28 year employee of American Airlines!