My fantastic American AAdvantage elite fast-track offer

American AAdvantage sent me an email for a fantastic targeted elite fast-track offer. Currently, I do not have any elite level membership with AAdvantage. In 2013, I was American AAdvantage Platinum elite and I flew US Airways to San Francisco to Dublin last November.

Here is my fantastic American AAdvantage elite fast-track offer:

AAdvantage elite fast-track 2015 offer

AAdvantage Gold only requires 6,000 elite-qualifying miles EQM. A single round-trip to Europe, South America or Asia can earn AAdvantage Platinum with 12,000 elite-qualifying miles. I’ll be looking for the return of those $600 fares to Brazil.

SFO-GIG $558 AA June 2010

San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro via JFK is 14,444 EQM. This $558 fare is from May 2015. I’ll be searching for deals like this over the next month.

At 30,000 EQM, I can earn Executive Platinum with the elite benefit of systemwide upgrades and waived award fees. That elite level can be reached in two long-haul international trips.

Elite status with this offer is valid through February 28, 2017.

I had to register for this offer by July 7. My registration was completed yesterday.

AAdvantage Elite Fast-Track Terms and Conditions

* Eligible airlines include American Airlines, American Eagle® service, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qantas, US Airways, US Airways Express® service and US Airways Shuttle® service as well as eligible codeshare flights.

This is an exclusive offer only for members who received a letter directly from American Airlines. You must register by 11:59 pm CDT on July 7, 2015, and prior to travel in order for your AAdvantage elite-qualifying miles or points to count toward this promotion.

Terms and conditions

Elite Status offer terms and conditions
Upon reaching the required AAdvantage elite-qualifying miles or points threshold, your AAdvantage elite status membership benefits will be take effect immediately and will be valid through February 28, 2017. Your new membership credentials will be mailed to you within four to six weeks after qualification. Qualification is based on AAdvantage elite-qualifying miles or points earned on eligible, purchased, published fare tickets on select airlines between the date you register and October 9, 2015. Select each airline name to learn more about qualifying fares for that carrier: American Airlines, American Eagle® service, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qantas, US Airways, US Airways Express® service and US Airways Shuttle® service. Registration prior to travel and before 11:59 pm on July 7, 2015, is required. Travel completed prior to registration will not count toward this promotion. Bonus elite-qualifying points earned through other promotions do not count towards this offer. You must requalify for AAdvantage elite status membership annually. Learn more about standard qualification levels.


Needless to say, my future air travel plans for August and September will be focused on Oneworld airlines. I was planning to take a trip somewhere in the USA in September. Now, it looks like I will be planning an international trip or two when another low fare long-haul itinerary comes around with Oneworld airlines.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. […] I might knock out the AAdvantage 30,000 EQM with two trips to Rio de Janeiro. This route can be ticketed for $529 originating in Brazil and routing through New York. Altogether, two ticketed trips would earn 29,324 EQM for $1,165 and leave me needing less than 700 EQM more by October 9 to earn AAdvantage Executive Platinum with my targeted elite fast track offer. […]


  1. Holy cow! How do I get one of these offers? I’ve already got trips booked that would get me to ExPlat!

  2. In the past 30 minutes I have found American Airlines itineraries to Rio de Janeiro and Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam that will earn 30,000 EQM for $1,700.

    SFO-LAX-NRT-SGN is $884.40 September 2015 for 17,022 EQM.

    SFO-JFK-GIG is 14,745 EQM round trip for $850. SFO – Sao Paulo is $723.

    Choices and decisions to contemplate.

  3. I’d really like to know if anyone else got this offer. I’m afraid they will see that I have two booked trips coming up and not extend this offer, since I would easily qualify. Oh well.

  4. Ric, that is a great fast track offer, depand on your travel plan next year, if you are going to fly a lot on AA Go for it.

  5. I agree – how do we get this offer? I am lifetime Platinum (almost to 3MM – got lifetime at 2MM), but I have never made Exec Platinum. We are flying FIRST DFW-LHR, CDG-DFW over the next 14 days. I might be able to get Exec Platinum if I could sign up for this!

  6. Email title is “Fast track to AAdvantage elite status” and I received it June 19.

    The email lists my AAdvantage number and included a 5-digit alphanumeric code to enter on the fast-track promotion registration page.

    The web address is specific to my account and the page shows my AAdvantage number which is why I do not have a link to share.

  7. Thank Ric. No luck here, unfortunately. Maybe it’s because I’m lifetime Gold already.

    I don’t hear about a lot of these going out. Do you think it might have been targeted to media/travel industry types?

  8. Does anyone have Promotion Code for this offer? i was able to find the website to register but it’s asking for Promotion code. Anyone willing to share a code? Thank you for your help. This will be great since i have few business trip coming up and I def will be able to make 30k EQM.

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