American Airlines AAdvantage Free Platinum Status Offer


American Airlines has traditionally offered fast track into its various status level to select members of its AAdvantage program, and a new batch of invitations have gone out.

A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded us an email with an offer for a Platinum and ten 500-mile upgrade certificates for three months + opportunity to keep the status through January 31, 2022.

You can access AA’s page for Promotions here.

Note that it is unclear from the email what the requirements within the three months are to keep the status through January 2022.

Note that the following flights qualify:

American Airlines or marketed by American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, or Qantas

Here’s the test on the email:

You’ve been exclusively selected to receive complimentary American Airlines AAdvantage® Platinum status for 3 months. Plus, we’ll give you ten 500-mile upgrades just for registering — no strings attached. Once you complete the promotion, you’ll receive ten additional 500-mile upgrades. You also have the opportunity to keep this status until January 31, 2022.

Register before you travel and no later than March 8, 2021.


It is quite surprising that AA has decided to extend one of these offers in the current environment when non-essential travel is highly discouraged, and flying with most of the eligible partners is close to impossible.

Watch out for an email like this from AA, or check your Promotions on AA’s website.

Here are the terms and conditions of this program:

  • Register by 11:59 p.m. CT March 8, 2021 and prior to travel in order for your EQMs, EQSs and EQDs to count toward this promotion

  • Your complimentary AAdvantage® elite status will be valid within 24 hours of registering

  • After you reach the required thresholds, your elite-status membership benefits will be extended immediately

  • Flights completed before registration or 3 months after your registration start date aren’t eligible for this challenge

  • Qualifying eligible flights must be operated by American Airlines or marketed by American Airlines, American Eagle® service, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines or Qantas. Flights marketed and / or operated by codeshare partners not listed above aren’t eligible for this challenge

  • Qualifying eligible flights may be purchased in any fare that earns EQMs, EQSs and EQDs in the AAdvantage® program

  • EQDs, EQMs and EQSs earned through methods not listed above aren’t eligible for this challenge

  • Basic Economy flights aren’t eligible for this challenge

  • You must requalify for elite-status membership annually

  • You can only participate in 1 elite-status challenge at a time

  • American Airlines may, at any time and without notice, change, stop or end this promotion in part or in full

  • 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.

  • Once you complete the promotion, your additional 500-mile upgrades will be deposited within 72 hours. Standard 500-mile upgrade terms and conditions apply.

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