American Airlines has again launched an offer for members to buy up to 15,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) or up to 18 Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs).
The airlines is also offering members to renew their status for cash or step up their status for the 2017 membership year.
You can access AA’s web page for this offer here.
Here’s Gold & Platinum status offer that a reader forwarded me:
The price of buying the EQMs or EQSs were much higher for those that were about to make it to the Executive Platinum status level last year compared to Gold or Platinum. I would expect this to be the case this year as well.
Whether renewing status, buying it back or stepping it up makes any sense, really depends of the individual travel patterns.
American Airlines Platinum status maps to Oneworld Sapphire that gives traveler business class check in, lounge access and extra luggage allowance when traveling on alliance airlines. This can really make travel more comfortable and save money in excess baggage costs.