Via JonNYC on Travelingbetter..... For those who were not lucky enough to be upgraded in AA's mystery status give away recently, here is AA.com's link for the buy back : LINK. Please note the section at the bottom that details how and when the program will be available. Enjoy another full year of elite status by renewing your AAdvantage Platinum or AAdvantage Gold membership for a one-time charge, extending your status through February 28, 2013. Two-Tiered Pricing Members who have made more progress toward elite status requalification during 2011 will benefit from lower prices to extend their status. AAdvantage Platinum members who earn at least 40,000 elite qualifying miles or points (or 48 qualifying segments), and AAdvantage Gold members who earn at least 20,000 elite qualifying miles or points (or 24 qualifying segments) during 2011 qualify for lower prices. Who's Eligible All current AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Gold members are eligible to participate in this offer provided they have flown at least two elite qualifying segments during 2011. Why Renew? By renewing your AAdvantage Platinum or AAdvantage Gold membership, you'll continue to receive the many benefits you've come to enjoy as an American Airlines AAdvantage elite status frequent traveler. Flight bonuses, a 500-minimum mileage guarantee on most flights, and Priority AAccess(SM) privileges at check-in counters, security screening areas and boarding gates will enhance your travel experience. Upgrade privileges, earned upgrades and complimentary upgrades* help make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. And waived checked baggage charges^ and waived AAdvantage Award processing charges make your benefits even more valuable. Through this offer, eligible members can ensure their elite status remains valid through February 28, 2013. How to Accept the Offer The opportunity to renew AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Gold membership will be available from January 26, 2012, through April 30, 2012. Effective January 26, 2012, eligible AAdvantage members will have access to a dedicated website that will provide detailed instructions on how to renew their AAdvantage elite status. During the entire timeframe that membership renewal is ongoing, eligible members will be able to select a "Renew Now" button to go directly to the site and complete their renewal transaction. We hope you'll consider joining us for another year of AAdvantage membership at an elite status level. We value your business and look forward to welcoming you onboard American Airlines!