Targeted? American Airlines offering accelerated elite status & double miles

Via Live from a Lounge & The Points Guy, it appears American Airlines sent out a targeted promotion to many AAdvantage members yesterday offering both accelerated elite status to Platinum or Executive Platinum and double redeemable award miles. There is a very active Flyertalk thread discussing this promotion, as well.

[Updated 2/10/12: Per AAdvantageGeek and the comments below, AA will not honor this promotion if you did not receive the targeted email.]

Participating travel must occur between February 8 to May 31, 2012, and registration is required using code HVCAA. Several FTers and TPG readers have already commented they’ve received a confirmation email, so unlike many of United’s targeted promotions that never seem to do anything after registration if you weren’t a recipient, this one might play out differently. Your mileage may vary, as always.

The promo requires 10,000 base miles flown to achieve Platinum status through February 28, 2013, or 25,000 base miles to achieve Executive Platinum status.

The extended window they’re offering is incredibly generous, so to me, elite ranks on American this year will be even more inflated for those able to participate in this offer after the recent systemwide DEQM promotion that just ended January 31, 2012.

I don’t have a link to the terms & conditions, so at this point assume that butt-in-seat miles are required [Update: butt-in-seat is confirmed] and I’m unclear whether this is stackable with the current LAX/SFO-ORD/DFW DEQM valid through the end of next month.

I’ll update this post as more details become available.


  1. Interesting… Almost tempted to work on Plat status if I could find two MRs for 5K each ex-SEA/PDX. I forgot, are you Plat or Ex-Plat on AA?

  2. Thanks Darren! Just got a confirmation e-mail after signing up. I hope this offer stands. As a former UA 1P based out of SAN I would like to make a push for Plat on AA.

  3. As a 1K, my upgrades on UA this year have been somewhat abysmal. Hopefully all of these AA promos will get people to jump ship and make my life on UA a bit easier!

  4. Saw a posting from AAdvantage Geek’s blog, that AA won’t honor the code if used by a person who was not sent the email or offered the promotion.

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