Oh, American Airlines. Why must you continue to offer promotions that make switching from United almost effortless? I received the following email today from AAdvantage providing the opportunity to extend my matched United 1K- to-Executive Platinum status through February 28, 2014:
So… 55,000 elite qualifying miles before December 31, 2012. I’m pretty sure I can knock that out in the fall when fares come down a bit. I was really excited about it and thought about taking some mileage runs this month while the LAX-ORD/DFW DEQM is still valid, but came across this restriction in the footer: “Bonus elite qualifying miles earned through special promotions are excluded.” Grr. Oh well, top-tier status for basically half the miles is a pretty darn good deal.
Anyone else get this?