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.