American Airlines Executive Platinum Status Challenge Update

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Earlier this month, we announced a lucrative American Airlines Executive Platinum Challenge, which appeared to be targeted to a select group of Linkedin members, however like many I decided to register.

Whenever it comes to American Airlines promotions, usually it will let you register even if you aren’t targeted however about a week later, I received an email confirmation confirming my registration in this offer.


Here’s what the email said:

Thanks for registering for our fast track to American Airlines AAdvantage elite status promotion. 

Here’s a reminder of how it works: Fly on American, US Airways and other select airlines* and earn the required elite-qualifying points between September 14 and December 23, 2015, and you’ll receive status throughFebruary 28, 2017.

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Bottom Line

It never hurts to register for targeted offers even if you aren’t technically targeted. What do you think, should I go for this offer, will I be granted Executive Platinum status?

I mean, I wasn’t technically targeted however after registering I received an email confirmation confirming the promotion. Anyone else in the same boat? Feel free to share your thoughts below.

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  1. I was not targeted either, but still registered, then called AA to see if was on the account, they confirmed it was then booked then DFW-HKG-KUL it gives me 19.4 EQM, but only 9K EQP because its a Q class, will make me Platinum, wanted to be Executive Platinum but those non discounted class tickets are expensive

  2. Tried to sign up for this (I wasnt targeted) but the link in the article to the AA site wasnt working – do you know if this offer has been closed out?

  3. For me , trying to qualify for the 11th year in a row as Exec Plat , and not being offered this , is a big offense from AA …
    It really makes no sense for me …
    Too bad I still have to travel so much …

  4. @Guillermo- current AAdvantage Gold, plat, or Explat status holders were not eligible.
    I also signed up but never received a confirmation email. Called AA to ask about it, and they said it was targeted and I wasn’t eligible. Which sucks, because I have a trip to Europe and one to China already booked on AA which would’ve put me into ExPlat easily!

  5. I got this too! Searching for any fare in first or business, as they give 1.5 eqm (if I am reading the T&C correctly?)

  6. Adnan, I assume you are flying with CX for your HKG – KUL Segment. Sorry to say that Cathay is excluded from this offer, so you will only earn EQPs for your DFW-HKG-DFW segment (if it is on AA)

  7. I was denied and rightfully as I am platinum for life but tried to see if I could go for the Executive Platinum level. I registered my wife and she received the positive confirmation that she has been accepted for the promotion. Planning a trip to Ireland.

  8. A-non-e-mouse: are you sure about the CX… My route is DFW-HKG-KUL-NRT-DFW, the T&C says

    “Select each airline name to learn more about qualifying fares for that carrier:American Airlines, American Eagle® service, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qantas, and US Airways as well as eligible codeshare flights”

    I believe the CX flight is a Codeshare Flight, I also called AAdvantage, the CS explained me that I would earn over 9K EQP because its a Q class, the total EQM is over 19K

  9. The first comment answering your question. Yes. Yes, yes, YES! You definitely SHOULD go for the EXP. I would like to read some reviews about that! And with AA Vacations current $2000 to Europe in business, this would be worth your time. Hope to see AA Business reviews and EXP summary!

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