For a limited time, World of Hyatt members can obtain temporary AAdvantage Platinum status with American Airlines Instant Status Pass. Of course, if you want to keep the status, American is providing an expedited path to do so.
American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum status comes with a number of great benefits, including:
- Complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred seats
- Unlimited complimentary upgrades to premium cabins
- 60% more award miles
- Two free checked bags with priority handling
- Priority check-in, security, and boarding
- Same-day standby priority
- AAdvantage Platinum desk help
- oneworld Sapphire benefits
Of course, Platinum is American’s third highest status behind Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum, meaning a Platinum member is unlikely to get upgraded to first or business class. That said, there’s no denying that complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra and Preferred seats is incredibly valuable, as is the ability to check two free bags.
American Airlines Instant Status Pass
Typically, you need to earn 75,000 Loyalty Points in a calendar year to earn and maintain Platinum status. However, for a limited time, World of Hyatt members can earn Platinum status immediately by registering for the American Airlines Instant status pass. Then, you get to keep the status for 4 months unless you earn the following number of Loyalty Points during the trial period:
- 10,000 points to keep Gold status
- 25,000 points to keep Platinum status
- 42,000 points to upgrade to Platinum Pro
- 67,000 points to upgrade to Executive Platinum
Once you reach these thresholds, you can keep your status for another four months for a total of eight months of status. In the next four months, you then need to earn the same above points to keep your status for the remainder of the 12-month period. In essence, you do need to earn a total of 75,000 Loyalty Points under the American Airlines Instant Status Pass to keep the status for a whole year, but by doing so, you’ll keep the status for the next year too.
It’s worth noting you can earn Loyalty Points on flights marketed by American, oneworld partner airlines, JetBlue, and GOL.
Honestly, this “partnership” is a bit weak. Marriott Titanium Elites get United Mileage Plus Premier Silver status every year that they maintain their Marriott status. Sure, that’s United’s base elite status, but you don’t have to jump through hoops to keep it. But if you qualify for the American Airlines Instant Status Pass and plan on flying American enough to keep the status, then why not give it a go?
To register for the challenge, visit this American Airlines page.
Personally, I won’t be registering for this promotion. I haven’t flown American since 2017!