Reaching Executive Platinum is the pinnacle of reward status on American Airlines. You get unlimited complimentary upgrades, a 100% Elite mileage bonus, guaranteed seat availability on flights, and much more. The challenge is that it typically takes 100,000 miles or 100 flight segments to reach the Executive Platinum level. Unless you’re traveling internationally, or weekly, it’s a very difficult task.
While I’m not positive this will work for you, it’s definitely worth a shot. Following American’s issues lately, they’ve done a lot to try to keep their frequent flyers happy. Double elite qualifying miles was their first special offer, which was nice, but this one is much more appealing. This new offer will grant you Executive Platinum status if you fly 10 segments between now and January 1st, 2013. That’s less than 2 months, but it’s probably only 3 trips for a traveler flying out of a regional airport. The ironic part is that they sent this to me the day after I flew my 91st segment of the year, meaning I was only 9 segments from reaching Exec Plat.
Regardless of my situation, you might be able to benefit from it, so here you go. Head to http://www.aa.com/toAAdvantage.do?prefix=/AAdvantage&page=/registerForSpecialOffers.do&offerType=bonus, log-in and then enter offer code: THE2A.
If you didn’t receive the offer on your own, then they may not honor it, but it’s worth trying. Good luck!