Free American Airlines Platinum Pro / Gold Status [TARGETED]

Updated on May 16, 2018

Free Platinum Pro Gold American Airlines status


American Airlines is sending out targeted emails giving Free Platinum Pro and Gold status through Sept 7, 2018. It's free but not everyone is eligible. I tried a few accounts that didn't receive the email and those just get rejected. I have no idea why I got the offer as I generally just use miles to fly, but I'm get to take Platinum Pro status out for a spin for a few months. You must subscribe to the email AAdvantage Account summary to get this kind of email/offer but that doesn't mean you'll be targeted. If you haven't already, you can sign up for the emails on your profile alerts screen.


The Offers

Free PLATINUM PRO status

Free GOLD Status

Free Platinum Pro Gold status

Fine Print – Terms and Conditions

In short, you must register by June 11 before you fly, you'll get the status through Sept 7, and you can requalify and get it up to Jan 31, 2020.

  • This is an exclusive offer only for members who received a message directly from American Airlines. You must register by 11:59 p.m. CT June 11, 2018, and prior to travel in order for your Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) and Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) to count toward this promotion.
  • AAdvantage® Platinum Pro / Gold offer through September 7, 2018
    AAdvantage® Platinum Pro / Gold status received through this offer is valid through September 7, 2018 and will be reflected in your account within 10 business days of registering for this promotion. You must requalify for AAdvantage® elite status membership annually.
  • AAdvantage® Platinum Pro / Gold offer through January 31, 2020
    AAdvantage® Platinum Pro / Gold status received through this offer is valid through January 31, 2020. After you reach the required thresholds, your elite status membership benefits will be immediately extended through January 31, 2020, and you'll receive new membership credentials within four to six weeks. Qualification is based on EQMs and EQDs earned on eligible, purchased, published fare tickets flown between the date you register and September 7, 2018. Qualifying, eligible flights must be operated by American Airlines or marketed by American AirlinesAmerican Eagle® service, British AirwaysFinnairIberia and Japan Airlines. Travel completed prior to registration will not count toward this promotion. You must requalify for AAdvantage® elite status membership annually.


Status Benefits

The benefits are all listed here and here, but below is a summary. Upgrades don't work on award tickets unless you are Exec Platinum. I was hoping to have change fees waived but that also is a perk only for Exec Platinums.

Gold Platinum Platinum Pro Executive Platinum
Free Upgrades   None 4 one-way systemwide upgrades
Complimentary Auto-Requested Upgrades Flights 500 miles or less Most flights
Upgrade Window 24-hour 48-hour 72-hour 100-hour
Elite Mileage Bonus 40% 60% 80% 120%
Complimentary Seats Preferred Main Cabin Extra + Preferred
Free checked bags 1 2 2 3


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How long to update?

Mine updated instantly on the app and website though I believe it takes a few days to full register so you can use its benefits.


Can I status match to other airlines?

I'm looking into this and will update it later.


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    • What happens when you click the link? You should see “Get free AAdvantage Platinum Pro status”.
      If it doesn’t work you can just use the alternate link which goes directly to the login. But unless you were targeted, this won’t likely work.

  1. I got the email directly from AA and when I tried to register it said my account isn’t eligible!

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