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Update 1/9/2020: More people targeted, subject line is “<name>, here’s free Platinum status”. Must register by January 31st, 2020 and status is valid until January 31st, 2021. Hat tip to @DogsOf_War & @MilesperDay
Update 9/20/19: More people targeted
Update 9/4/19: Another round has gone out. Status is good through December 13th, need to register by September 25th, 2019. Hat tip to reader Jenny
Update 8/3/19: Another round of people have been targeted. Must accept offer by August 13th, 2019.
Update 1/8/19: Another round of people has been targeted. This time status is valid through May 15th. Hat tip to reader Brandon N
Direct link to offer (need to log in), sent via e-mail. Subject line’s are “Free Platinum status for you”, “Free Gold status for you”
- American Airlines is sending out free status to some loyalty members, offering either gold or platinum status through May 15th, 2019. Those who receive gold status will also get 10 500-mile upgrades for registering and those who receive platinum will receive 20.
The Fine Print
- Must sign up by January 15th, 2019.
If you received the Platinum status offer you can extend your status through 2020 by earning 12,500 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) and $1,500 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs). You can also elevate it to Platinum Pro by earning 20,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) and $2,400 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) by March 31st, 2019. For gold it requires 7,000 EQM and $850 EQD.
Hat tip to @RobertDwyer