A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from American Airlines with a targeted offer to achieve elite status for a fraction of the normal requirements. Most airlines, including AA, have made it exponentially more difficult to achieve status by no longer allowing customers to purchase low fares and perform mileage runs. Now customers have to reach a spending threshold in addition to the amount of miles flown. With this targeted offer, AA is slashing their requirements by as much as 50%-70%!

Elite status level EQMs needed EQDs needed
Gold 25,000 7,000 $3,000 $1,000
Platinum 50,000 12,500 $6,000 $2,000
Platinum Pro 75,000 20,000 $9,000 $3,000
Executive Platinum 100,000 35,000 $12,000 $4,000

If you received this targeted offer and haven’t signed up, today is LAST DAY you can:

To me, only the Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum offers are worth the trouble. So if you think you can fly 20k or 35k miles and spend $3k or $4k on flights between now and May 25, 2018, you’ll receive status through January 2019. Check your email and sign up today!