First Confirmed Upgrade as AAdvantage Executive Platinum

The email title from American Airlines (AA) today caught me eye. “You’ve been upgraded”. I opened the email to see:

AAdvantage LAX-LAS upgrade email

Flying First Class on LAX-LAS, a 236 mile flight.

I’ve flown 31,467 EQM since launching my AAdvantage fast-track to elite on September 2. My status was upgraded to AAdvantage Executive Platinum on Tuesday, September 29. Three days later I have my first confirmed complimentary upgrade.

I will have logged 37,533 flight miles and AAdvantage EQM when I touch down in Los Angeles before my first American Airlines upgraded flight of 2015 next week. And I will finish my AAdvantage elite fast-track itinerary next week with 39,131 EQM when I touchdown in Monterey, California to reconnect with home and family.


(as I raise my beer bottle over Clermont-Ferrand and drink to successful flight mission accomplished).

Fischer over C-F

Fischer biere to celebrate in France this flight upgrade news with wishes for many more upgrades for me and you in 2016.


City view of Clermont-Ferrand, France and city cathedral from Parc Montjuzet.

About Ric Garrido

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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