Shortcut to Gold Status Promo for Current Platinum?

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  1. japi811

    japi811 Active Member

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    Hello All,

    I just received the following promotion:

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    You currently hold AAdvantage® Platinum status, but it looks like you haven't had a chance to fly quite enough to earn elite status for the 2014 membership year. You have XX,XXX AAdvantage elite-qualifying miles, XX,XXX points and XX segments, but, not to worry! We know your elite status is important to you, so we're going to help you reach Gold with a special shortcut:
    Fly a little more and you're Golden
    Only 5,000 more points

    Gold status offers exceptional perks like:
    • Priority Access at check-in, security and boarding
    • 25% mileage bonus on eligible flights
    • Complimentary access to Preferred Seats
    • Two free checked bags
    • Special upgrade privileges
    Here's how to qualify: Register by November 15, 2013 with code STR13. Keep flying American or our elite-qualifying participant airlines through December 31, 2013 to reach your goal of 5,000 more elite-qualifying points. Once you do, you're set to enjoy Gold status beginning on March 1, 2014. Of course, you'll continue to enjoy your current Platinum benefits until then.


    Maybe a new version of soft-landing?
     
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  2. flyforawg

    flyforawg Silver Member

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    Got same except PLT offer for 10k points.
     
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  3. thesterlingtraveler

    thesterlingtraveler Gold Member

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    Keep in mind, both of you have specified points. Points may be significantly lower than miles depending on fare class.
     
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  4. girlsmom
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    girlsmom Gold Member

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    Was the promo code the same for the 10k for plat? And are you currently platinum or explat?
     
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  5. flyforawg

    flyforawg Silver Member

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    Currently EXP. Offer for PLT.

    Copied my e-mail below with appropriate redactions.


    Points are surely harder to acquire than miles, but I should be fine with a transcon in Y and and SFO to LHR in J on AA metal coming up.



    Hello flyforawg, AAdvantage® Executive Platinum Number: XXXXXX
    You currently hold AAdvantage® Executive Platinum status, but it looks like you haven't had a chance to fly quite as much this year. You have xx,xxx AAdvantage elite-qualifying miles, xx,xxx points and xx segments but, not to worry! We're going to help you reach Platinum with a special shortcut:
    Fly a little more and you're Platinum
    Only 10,000 more points
    Platinum status offers exceptional perks like:

    • 72-hour upgrade window
    • 100% mileage bonus on eligible flights
    • Complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats
    • Priority Access at check-in, security and boarding
    • Two free checked bags
    Here's how to qualify: Register by November 15, 2013 with code STR13. Keep flying American or our elite-qualifying participant airlines through December 31, 2013 to reach your goal of 10,000 more elite-qualifying points. Once you do, you're set to enjoy Platinum status beginning on March 1, 2014. Of course, you'll continue to enjoy your current Executive Platinum benefits until then.
     
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  6. girlsmom
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    girlsmom Gold Member

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    Thanks. I was hoping there'd be a fast track of some sort back to plat if you're already at the plat level... but it looks like this is a modified soft landing.
     
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    tondoleo Gold Member

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    AA is essentially offering you a "challenge" with no fee. That is a nice savings for anyone who is offered and accepts it. Good luck to all.
     
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  8. dc_traveler
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    dc_traveler Silver Member

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    It does seem like a nice offer. That said, I agree with girlsmom: On my wish list is something similar to requalify for platinum. My current estimate is that I will be 14k eqm short (which is a lot to make up!)
     

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