How to see if you are targeted for the Free American Airlines Elite Status

Posted on September 6, 2019 by in Travel Deals, Travel News

American Airlines is targeting accounts of new users with a promotion they had a couple of times during the year. If you’re eligible you’ll get a free Gold, Platinum or Platinum Pro elite status trial. You need to register by September 25, 2019, and your American Airlines status will be valid until December 31, 2019. With the elite status trial, you’ll also have an opportunity to extend the status through January 31, 2021.

How to see if you are eligible for the promotion?

  • Firstly you will need to log in to your account here.
  • Next, go to the promotions tab
  • If you are eligible for the promotion the offer will be listed there

To extend your elite status through January 31, 2021, you need to meet these requirements to extend your status:

Gold – 7,000 Elite Qualifying Miles and 850 Elite Qualifying Dollars
Platinum – 12,500 Elite Qualifying Miles and 1,500 Elite Qualifying Dollars
Platinum Pro – 20,000 Elite Qualifying Miles and 2,400 Elite Qualifying Dollars

If you weren’t targeted for this offer you can still get a free checked bag and priority boarding with American Airlines cards.

How to setup you American Airlines account

Having an American Airlines account is free and anyone can have it.

  • Choose “Join AAdvantage” on the American Airlines Website – On the “Log in” area of the page, you’ll see a link that says “Join AAdvantage” (AAdvantage is the name of the American Airlines loyalty program)

  • Next, you will need to enter your personal information like birth date, name, gender, address and more. You can also enter your travel preferences, like a home airport and whether you’re a window or aisle kind of person.

  • Enter your security details – Create your username, password and answer your security questions

  • You are good to go – start earning your points!


About the author: Mila Kostic is a native of Belgrade, Serbia. After majoring in sociology at the Belgrade University she has been working as tutor and coach. Prior to taking on her role at Mighty Travels, she wrote for a video games, fitness, and health lifestyle website. After starting her work with the Mighty Travels team she discovered her passion for travel and travel writing. Now, she is focused on bringing you the newest travel news. In her portfolio here at Mighty Travels, you can find articles on Airline news, hottest credit card deals, tips and tricks on earning miles and much more. You can reach her at [email protected]

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