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Check you email and spam folder! Via Reddit, some folks were targeted to receive free American Airlines Platinum elite status through December 16, 2016.
Here’s more about this offer and how to extend your elite status!
Were You Targeted to Get Free American Airlines Platinum Elite Status?
Some members of American Airlines’ loyalty program have been targeted to receive free American Airlines Platinum elite status through December 16, 2016.
And, you can keep your elite status through January 31, 2018, by earning 12,500 EQMs (elite qualifying miles) by December 16, 2016.
And some offers include earning 25,000 bonus American Airlines miles too!
Platinum Elite status members get perks like:
- Complimentary upgrades on flights 500 miles or less
- 60% mileage bonus on eligible flights
- Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred Seats
- Priority check-in, security, and boarding
- 2 free checked bags
So check your email to see if you got an offer!
How Do You Earn Elite Qualifying Miles?
If you want to keep your elite status through early 2018, you’ll need to earn 12,500 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) by December 16, 2016.
The number of Elite Qualifying Miles you’ll earn for a flight depends on whether you’re flying First Class, Business Class, or coach. You’ll earn between 1 EQM and 3 EQMs per mile flown.
Check here for the full details about how many elite qualifying miles you’ll earn for flights on American Airlines and their partners.
What If You Were NOT Targeted?
With cards like the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®, Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®, or CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®, you can still get valuable benefits. Like priority or Group 1 boarding and 1 free checked bag on domestic flights.
And with the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite, you can earn 50,000 American Airlines bonus miles after meeting the minimum spending requirements.
Let me know if you targeted for free American Airlines Platinum elite status!