American Airlines Instant Platinum Sign-up & Fast Track Offer To Keep It Through January 2019 (Targeted)


American Airlines has launched new promotion for select AAdvantage program members offering them an instant Platinum status with upgrades through May 25 and fast track offer to keep it until January 2019.

American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum Status January 2018

American has had similar offers throughout the years targeting members that have had less travel than previously or those that AA think can give them greater share of their flying dollars.

You can access this offer on AA’s website here.

Note that the flights to complete the fast track offer don’t need to flown exclusively on American. Flights flown on American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and Japan Airlines as well as American Airlines codeshares qualify.

Here are some Platinum benefits:

  • Complimentary upgrades on flights 500 miles or less within North America (confirmed as early as 48 hours before departure)

  • Priority through the airport at check-in, security and boarding

  • 8 award miles/U.S. dollar (60% bonus)

  • Complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra and Preferred seats

  • 2 free checked bags

  • oneworld® SapphireSM status on partner airlines

Here’s the email that AA sent out:

American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum Status January 2018 Text


American Airlines has been quite aggressive throughout the years sending out offers like this once or twice a year.

It is good way for those that received one to try out American (if they aren’t flying on them already) and getting those 500 mile upgrade certificates might help scoring few upgrades here and there.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

AAdvantage Platinum offer through May 25, 2018

AAdvantage Platinum status received through this offer is valid through May 25, 2018. Your AAdvantage Platinum status will be valid within 10 business days of registering for this promotion. You must requalify for AAdvantage elite status membership annually.

AAdvantage Platinum offer through January 31, 2019

Upon reaching the required Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) and Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) threshold, your AAdvantage Platinum status benefits will be extended immediately through January 31, 2019. Your new membership credentials will be mailed to you within four to six weeks after qualification. Qualification is based on EQMs and EQDs earned on eligible, purchased, published fare tickets on American Airlines, American Eagle® service, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and Japan Airlines, as well as eligible codeshare flights, between the date you register and May 25, 2018. Travel completed prior to registration will not count toward this promotion. You must requalify for AAdvantage elite status membership annually.

Elite Qualification

500-mile upgrades offer

Your 500-mile upgrades will be deposited into your AAdvantage account within 20 business days of registering for this promotion. Standard 500-mile upgrade Terms and Conditions apply.

500-mile upgrade Terms and Conditions

For all inquiries about American Airlines or the AAdvantage program, contact us.

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American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage program with six months’ notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. Unless specified, AAdvantage miles earned through this promotion/offer do not count towards elite-status qualification or AAdvantage Million MilerSM status. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage program, visit

A portion of all travel booked on American Airlines may be American Eagle® service, operated by Compass Airlines, LLC, Envoy Air Inc., ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., Republic Airline Inc., SkyWest Airlines, Inc., Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation, Mesa Airlines, Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc., Piedmont Airlines, Inc., or Trans States Airlines, LLC

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