I received the email below from American Airlines this afternoon offering AAdvantage Platinum status after taking just one roundtrip flight on either American or British Airways between New York and London in First or Business class from January 29th – April 30th. Granted, that’s not a cheap proposition by any means, and the lowest business class offering by AA or BA that I was able to find was in the $4500 range. However, the offer is pretty sweet if you already have a flight booked for business or can somehow work a connection via London. There is a link provided for registration, though it states “this is an exclusive offer only for members who received an invitation for this offer via email directly from American Airlines. Remember to register prior to travel by selecting the Register button below”.
Promotional Terms and Conditions
Includes First Class and Business Class fares booked in F, A, P, J, R, D or I on American Airlines operated flights; First Class or Club World (Business Class) fares booked in F, A, J, R, C, D or I on British Airways operated flights; registration prior to travel is required. This AAdvantage promotion is valid for round-trip travel on purchased, published fare tickets on American Airlines and British Airways, operated nonstop flights (includes flights marketed by American or British Airways and operated by the other carrier) between New York Kennedy (JFK) or Newark (EWR) and London Heathrow (LHR); and between New York Kennedy (JFK) and London City Airport (LCY) from January, 29, 2014, through April 30, 2014. A round trip is defined as two one-way trips booked in a single reservation, under one ticket number. Travel flown prior to registration for this promotion is not eligible. Flights operated by other codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion.
AAdvantage Platinum Offer for Gold Members
Upon completing one eligible round trip, your AAdvantage Platinum status membership benefits will take effect within 14 business days and will be valid through February 28, 2015. Your new membership credentials will be mailed to you within four to six weeks after qualification. You must re-qualify for AAdvantage elite status membership annually. Learn more about the standard qualification levels.