Shortcut to Executive Platinum

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, 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!

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4 Responses to Shortcut to Executive Platinum

  1. O Hope says:

    It says on “select airlines” but your screencap doesn’t show the smallprint. Could you please share? Does that mean other airlines that are operating a codeshare flight with AA?

    • jsbull says:

      Great point, here’s the fine print.

      *American Airlines, American Eagle, the American Connection carrier, oneworld member airlines and their affiliates, Alaska Airlines (including Horizon Air), and American Airlines codeshare flights where the ticket reflects an American Airlines coded flight number.

      AAdvantage Executive Platinum Membership through February 28, 2014 Offer Terms and Conditions
      AAdvantage Executive Platinum status membership received through this offer is valid through February 28, 2014. To qualify, you will need to fly the required number of elite qualifying segments between November 7, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Upon reaching the required flight segment threshold, your AAdvantage elite-status membership benefits will be extended immediately. Your new membership credentials will be mailed to you within four to six weeks after qualification. Qualification for the extension of your elite status membership applies to segments flown on eligible, purchased, published fare tickets on select airlines. You must re-qualify for AAdvantage elite-status membership annually. For details regarding the standard qualification levels click here.

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      American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage® program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage program with six months notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. Unless specified, AAdvantage miles earned through this promotion/offer do not count towards elite-status qualification or Million MilerSM status. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage program, visit .

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  2. Travelin'Joe says:

    hey ‘travel ninja’… how about an update on some offers more recent than ‘2012’

    • jsbull says:

      If they had any newer offers, I’d include them. Honestly, I’m jumping ship from AA. Their track record for me last year was abysmal, they were anything but apologetic, and they upped the segments required to get to Exec Plat to 120 segments from 100. In fact, I’ve already struck a deal with Delta to move to them. Since the merger, AA has sunk the ship. My advice: bail now.

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