Targeted American Status Match and Challenge Promo – Gold, Platinum and Executive Platinum Offers

Apr 30, 2013

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Loyalty Lobby reports on three targeted American Airlines promos that offer Gold, Platinum and Executive status matches and challenges to former elites looking to regain their status as well as packets of 500-mile upgrades.

The offer is instant elite status through August 31, 2013, as well as the chance to extend that elite status through February 28, 2015, by flying a certain amount of miles by August 31, 2013.

You register at the American Airlines Bonus Offers page by midnight CDT on May 15, 2013.

Register for the promo on the AA offers page with code HVLP1.
Register for the promo on the AA offers page with code HVLP1.

To qualify for Gold, you must register with the promotion code HVLG1 and fly 6,000 miles by August 31, 2013. You also get 10 500-mile upgrades just for registering.

To qualify for Platinum, you must register with the promotion code HVLP1 and fly 12,000 miles by August 31, 2013. You get 20 500-mile upgrades just for registering.

To qualify for Executive Platinum, you must register with the promotion code HVLE1 and fly 30,000 miles by August 31, 2013, at which point you’ll be awarded 8 EVIP systemwide upgrades.

The qualification requirements seem pretty doable in four months, and you can earn miles on American Airlines, American Eagle, American Connection, British Airways, Iberia, JAL or Qantas, making qualification even easier if you are planning some international travel.

Even if you didn’t receive this email, you can still try to register for the promotion. However, it’s unlikely that you will be deemed eligible. Still, it can’t hurt to try!

If you don’t qualify, but want status on American and have some travel coming up, you can always just do American’s normal status match/challenge, though the highest tier you can qualify for is Platinum and you need status on another airline in order to do so.

For their normal status challenge, American requires a co-pay and a certain number of Elite Qualifying Points (not miles) within a 3-month period: 5,000 for Gold and 10,000 for Platinum. American does not generally do challenges for Executive Platinum. American also charges a sign-up fee for the challenge. The most recent costs were: $120 for Gold and $240 for Platinum. Once you’ve done your research, enroll in a challenge by calling AAdvantage customer service at 1 800-882-8880. Earlier this year, American was doing status matches for United 1K to Executive Platinum’s but that offer is no longer valid (view the Flyertalk post for more information).

Did any of you receive the targeted offers? If so, what were your circumstances?

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