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American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum Welcome Kit

Each year after you earn an AAdvantage elite status American Airlines sends you a welcome kit. The kit generally contains some information about the AAdvantage program, a ‘signed’ thank you note from the president of AAdvantage, a brief overview of your new benefits, and most importantly, an updated AAdvantage membership card. Each welcome kit is…
Why I Finally Applied For The AAdvantage Aviator Red Card

Well, over the weekend I strangely decided to apply for the AAdvantage Aviator Red card from Barclaycard. This is interesting because before this past week I hadn’t paid this card much attention. I didn’t really see the point of carrying it. Then, I started to look closely at my spending habits and realized there may…
My American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum Pro Welcome Kit Arrived

In 2016 American Airlines announced several major changes to the AAdvantage program. The major changes included going revenue based for 2017 and beyond and introducing a new elite status. The new elite status, Platinum Pro, helped fill the gap between AAdvantage Gold and Executive Platinum status. In years prior many AAdvantage members would simply stop…
How To Earn American Airlines AAdvantage EQD Quickly

As we approach the end of the year a lot of people are starting to scramble to earn AAdvantage elite status. Many are trying to take a few last-minute trips in order to reach the next highest level. A few of us have probably flown many more miles than we expected, but are finding that…
Exciting American Airlines 2018 Mileage Run Opportunity

Sadly there isn’t much time left to attain American Airlines AAdvantage status in 2017. If you haven’t already qualified or aren’t close it may be time to give up. I say this because it might be better to save your money this year and use those funds to get a head start of 2018 status. The…
My Final American AAdvantage Buy Up Offer To Executive Platinum

A few weeks ago American Airlines started sending AAdvantage members buy up offers. These offers allowed AAdvantage members to buy up from their current elite status level to a higher level for 2018. Additionally, when a member takes AAdvantage of the offer they’ll receive status within 24 hours of payment. When I received my first…
How Long Do Qatar Airways Flights Take To Post To AAdvantage?

Hello and greetings from Chicago! I’m back home after a week of flying to and from Vietnam during my incredible 2017 Qatar Airways Mileage Run. During that time I took several Qatar Airways flights and credited each of them to American Airlines’ AAdvantage frequent flyer program. It’s always quite nerve-racking when waiting for partner flights…
My New Insulting AAdvantage Platinum Pro Buy Up Offer

Update: I assumed and hoped this would be the case, but a few hours after posting this article my buy up offer once again changed. This time American offered that I pay just $495 to buy up to AAdvantage Platinum Pro Status. This updated offer is more in line with approximately how far away I…
AAdvantage Mileage Run 2017: Introduction

Hello and greetings from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Vietnam! It’s already been a long day or so of travel and I have several more ahead of me. Surprisingly I feel great. I’m trying to stay on Central Standard Time (CST) throughout this whole trip. The goal is to minimize jet lag by staying on…
Buy Up To American Airlines AAdvantage Elite Status For 2018

Toward the end of each year AAdvantage members start to realize where they’ll end up at year-end. For many of us this is a good thing. We stop and see that we’ve earned $6,000+ EQD and 50,000 EQM. That puts us above the thresholds to earn AAdvantage Platinum status until Jan 2018. However, many of…