American Airlines has been on the very generous mood with status matches, extensions, and double elite qualifying miles offers during its bankruptcy. LoyaltyLobby reader just forwarded me an email that he had received from American.
American has made an offer for instant Platinum status until May 31, 2013, and extending it until February 28, 2014, for flying 12K miles or earning 12K elite qualifying points. And just for registering for the offer, American would deposit 20 500 mile upgrades that can be used to upgrade around 10K flown miles on American from economy to business.
You can try registering for this offer here using the promotional code HVPPA. It is unlikely that the promotion works unless you were targeted for this offer.
If you received this offer, there is absolutely no downside for registering for it and taking advantage of the Platinum benefits until May 31, 2013. American is also willing to extend the status until February, 2014, just for flying 12K miles before the end of May. Not bad deal at all.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
* Eligible airlines include American Airlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® carrier, British Airways, Iberia, Japan Airlines, and Qantas flights, as well as eligible codeshare flights.
** This is an exclusive offer only for members who receive this email directly from American Airlines. You must register ataa.com/offers by 11:59pm CDT on February 17, 2013, and prior to travel to participate.
(1) Limited AAdvantage® Platinum Offer Terms and Conditions
AAdvantage® Platinum status membership received through this offer is valid through May 31, 2013. Your AAdvantage Platinum status will be valid within 7-10 business days of registering for this promotion. Your new membership credentials will be mailed to you within four to six weeks after registration. You must re-qualify for AAdvantage elite-status membership annually. For details regarding the standard qualification levels, click here.
(2) AAdvantage® Platinum through February 28, 2014 Offer Terms and Conditions
AAdvantage® Platinum status membership received through this offer is valid through February 28, 2014. Upon reaching the required mileage or points threshold, your AAdvantage elite-status membership benefits will be extended immediately. Your new membership credentials will be mailed to you within four to six weeks after qualification. Qualification for the extension of your elite status membership applies to base miles or points earned on eligible, purchased, published fare tickets on select airlines. Select each airline name within the email to learn more about qualifying fares for that carrier. Bonus miles do not count toward elite-status qualification. You must re-qualify for AAdvantage elite-status membership annually. For details regarding the standard qualification levels, click here.
(3) 500-Mile Upgrades Offer Terms and Conditions
Your 500-Mile Upgrades will be deposited into your AAdvantage account within 7-10 business days of registering for this promotion. Standard 500-Mile Upgrade Terms and Conditions apply.