American AAdvantage Discontinuing Status Challenges

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    For years American has been offering AAdvantage status challenges, whereby you can pay to get a fast track to Gold or Platinum status. Via JonNYC at TravelingBetter, it appears as if the AAdvantage elite challenge program could be discontinued in its current form after Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Rumor has it that the program is being discontinued for the rest of the year, though should in some other form next year. You can achieve American AAdvantage Gold or Platinum status through a status challenge (there's no published challenge for Executive Platinum status). You can enroll for this by phoning American AAdvantage at (800)-882-8880. The costs should be as follows: -- Gold Challenge: $100-140 -- Platinum Challenge: $200-240 Completion of the challenge is based on Elite Qualifying Points (EQPs) and not Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs). You need to earn a set number of EQPs within 90 days of starting the challenge to earn the status (you can start your challenge on the 1st or 16th of any month): The post American AAdvantage Discontinuing Status Challenges appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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