Hello All, I just received the following promotion: 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?