10% off American Airlines Flights & Free Accor Hotel Platinum Status

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1.   5 Free 10% discount codes on American Airlines.   Million Mile Secrets reader Ada (thanks!) has very generously donated five 10% discount codes on American Airlines which were earned from a promotion by Riese Restaurants in New York.

If you do use the codes, Ada requests you to pay it forward and to let us know in the comments where you used it to travel.

You have to use the code by May 15, 2012, for travel beginning February 21, 2012 through May 21, 2012.  There are blackout days (see full Terms and Conditions below.

Code #1: VKYM6PE9TR4E
Code #2: VKYM6YQ6JK74
Code #3: VKYM9UE5K355
Code #4: VKYM9K6M7J9R
Code #5: VKYM97CW4HV5

Terms and Conditions

American Airlines is pleased to offer Riese Restaurants Roundtrip for Citymeals a special discount of 10% for your next trip!  This exclusive AA.com Promotion Code may be used only once by May 15, 2012, for travel beginning February 21, 2012 through May 21, 2012.

Offer details:

  • Purchase period– February 15, 2012-May 15, 2012 11:59pm CT
  • Travel period – February 21, 2012-May 21, 2012
  • Discount may be used for six passengers on a single purchase
  • Travel is valid to/from any American Airlines destination worldwide
  • Travel must be booked and purchased on AA.com

Eligible travel applies to new reservations on one-way or round-trip on American Airlines excluding code share.

Travel not valid on following dates: March 9-12, 16-18, 23-25, April 6-9, 2012.

(Hat Tip to Ada!)

2.   Free Accor Platinum Status.  View from the Wing writes that you can, once again, get free Platinum status from Accor hotels.

The comments in Gary’s post suggest that you can sign-up for the Platinum status from Accor hotels and then ask other hotel chains such as Best Western, Priority Club (email [email protected]), and Club Carlson (email [email protected]) to match that status.

I stayed at a Best Western last year in the UK, and my elite status (matched from Hyatt) got me a very comfortable room in the main hotel, compared to my colleagues who, hmmm, were dispatched to a tiny room in far away annex.

I kept mum about my elite status and chalked up the better room to luck because they were really upset with their room.  Like Rapid Travel Chai, I don’t evangelize at work, but am happy to help when asked.

(Hat Tip to View from the Wing)

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23 responses to “10% off American Airlines Flights & Free Accor Hotel Platinum Status

  1. Almost impulse-booked a SFO-MIA-SFO trip to spend a weekend in Key West with code #5, but I think I’m gonna sleep on this and let others get in on the 10% off deal 🙂

    • Ben – Key West sounds worthy of an impulse trip!

      @ItalyLovers @Daniel @Elise -You usually email customer service and ask them to match your status and include a copy of your elite status with another hotel. You should do this before you actually stay in the hotel so that your reservations reflects the benefits of your new elite status. I wouldn’t request a status match if you didn’t plan on staying with that hotel chain, but it is nice to do when you have stays coming up.

      @Singapore flyer – I don’t have personal experience with Club Carlson, but read that it may work.

      @m ridl – You’re welcome!

      @Mike – Glad you could use it and a big thanks to ADA. I’ve edited the post to reflect that you’ve used the 1st code.


  2. Regarding asking for status match at a hotel: when do you ask? When you are checking in? When you are booking? After you book but before you check in?

  3. Does the status match work for CC now? I tried last year with the Accor and CC said they don’t recognize it. I will try the best western and PC though!

  4. Thanks for the heads up on this! Wonderful!

  5. Although I cannot make use of one of those discount codes (NC is a delta/usair state!), I am appreciative of Ada’s generosity! Daraius, any chance you could give us a template for emailing another hotel chain regarding a request for a status match? What information would you include to prove your platinum status to them?

  6. Thank you. I had a conference I was “voluntered to attend” and was able to take some of the sting off of it. FYI – I used the first listed code.

    Thank you for sharing

    Thank you for the interesting posts


  7. I have platinum status at the Omni Hotel chain this year (Select Guest program), anyone know which, if any, other hotels would match? Or worth just asking any other chains I might frequent? I second the questions above regarding when and how to ask for status matches.

  8. Actually there is an easier way to get 10% on AA. CostCo sells their $300 gift cards for $269.99.

  9. I would love to use one of the codes for a trip that I have on hold, but need to make a run to Costco first. Can you reserve one of the codes for an hour or so?

  10. Thanks for the tip on getting the Accor status! I just signed up. Hoping to take advantage of it on our upcoming trip to Europe this summer!

  11. Thanks for the codes even though i cant use one right now, glad to see it

    • @Eugene – So you could get 20% off by buying the gift card and using the code! But nice to know about CostCo for future.

      – I’m just reading your comment, but I have no way of holding a code. Hope it still works!

      @Andrew – Hope it gets you some extra perks!

      – Thanks to Ada for sharing them.

  12. Can the code be used for award tickets? I have sfo-lhr-sfo on hold for a family of 4.

  13. Looks like all of the codes have been used. I was going to book a quick trip to Chicago for the weekend, but they all say they’ve been used.

    Thanks for trying though. We appreciate you giving back to the community.


    • @pmat – Unfortunately, discount codes can usually be used only for revenue (not award) flights.

      – Thanks for letting me know. I’ve updated the post to reflect that the codes have been used up.

      @MissMiles – Some hotels will match your status, while some will insist on seeing that you actually had some stays before matching your status.

  14. I just signed up and got the free Accor hotel Platinum. I’ve never stayed at those hotels though. Will the other hotel programs be willing to provide a status match if your status was attained via this method? And if they don’t, what would be a good way to ask for the status match?

  15. Just to note it, Best Western just matched my brand new Accor status no problem! I simply forwarded the Accor Welcome Email (which mentions the Platinum status in two different places) along with a request to match it to [email protected] and they matched it! (I didn’t even get an email back from them yet — I forwarded the message yesterday and just happened to notice (because of my AwardWallet account) that I had Platinum status at Best Western today! Sweet!

    – John…

  16. Oops — typo’ed there. To be clear, my Accor Platinum status was matched by Best Western to their Best Western “Diamond Elite” status (their highest status)!

    – John…

  17. Just so you know these codes were not “earned,” they are giving them away. Go into one of their restaurants and they have a large stack of codes sitting by the register. I grabbed a bunch the other day but haven’t had the chance to use them yet. I could see if I still have them and post them here.

  18. Ouch – Looks like the Accor offer is a goner. I received the message “The given promotion code is not usable anymore”. I’m curious if anyone else has gotten the same message.

  19. D’unt work…

    “The given promotion code is not usable anymore”