American Airlines continues to impress the heck out of me lately. I flew with them quite a bit last year during my quest to achieve Platinum status and earlier this year I took advantage of their Executive Platinum status match for United 1Ks.
My first trip with American this year is coming up next weekend and the only piece of my normal “United” routine of travel that I was going to miss was lounge access. I have yet to purchase an Admirals Club membership (nor am I a non-U.S. airline oneworld elite that would get access) and have been holding off buying it until I really start flying them in earnest in September.
Lo and behold what arrives in the mail today:
Were they reading my mind? Naw, they’re just smart marketers and realize an opportunity when they see one. I’d like to think it was someone being proactive and noticing my first flight on AA was approaching since being newly minted as a status-matched EP from United. However I got them, THANK YOU American!
The letter enclosed with the certs was from Suzanne Rubin, the President of AAdvantage, and simply said they value my business and want to ensure I am as comfortable and productive as possible. Yeah, it was also a plug for the club, but a welcome one at that!
Besides the 10,000 miles I plan to fly on United this year to renew 1K through 2014, American is getting the rest of my business. They’ve just got it going on right now, especially making renewal of Executive Platinum relatively easy.