American Airlines AAdvantage Instant Gold Status + Fast Track Offer


American Airlines has offered select AAdvantage members instant Gold status with 500-miles upgrade certs that also comes with fast track offer to keep the status through 2020.

American Airlines AAdvantage Gold Status

American Airlines has extended similar offers previously and I would assume that there must be Platinum offer out there as well.

You can access American Airlines here.

Here’s the text on the email that a reader forwarded to us:

American Airlines AAdvantage Gold Status Text

Note that flights must be marketed and operated by American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and Japan Airlines to be eligible for the credit under this offer (don’t have to be just on AA).


These are good offers to test the AA’s elite status especially if you managed to get Platinum one that maps to Sapphire status within Oneworld and comes with alliance wide benefits.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

This is an exclusive offer only for members who received a message directly from American Airlines. You must register by 11:59 p.m. CT October 12, 2018, and prior to travel in order for your Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) and Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) to count toward this promotion. You can only participate in 1 elite status challenge at a time.

AAdvantage® Gold offer through January 6, 2019

AAdvantage® Gold status received through this offer is valid through January 6, 2019, and will be reflected in your account within 24 hours of registering for this promotion.

AAdvantage® Gold offer through January 31, 2020

Travel completed before registration doesn’t count toward this challenge. Eligible tickets include purchased, published fares flown between the date you register and January 6, 2019. Qualifying, eligible flights must be operated by American Airlines or marketed by American Airlines, American Eagle® service, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia and Japan Airlines. Flights marketed and/or operated by codeshare partners not listed above aren’t eligible for this promotion. Bonus EQDs and EQMs don’t count toward this offer. After you reach the required thresholds, your elite status membership benefits will be extended immediately through January 31, 2020. 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 72 hours of registering for this promotion. Standard 500-mile upgrade Terms and Conditions apply.

500-mile upgrade Terms and Conditions