BREAKING: American Airlines Elite Status Fast Track LinkedIn Promotion Confirmed!

Last week, American Airlines sent out a targeted opportunity on LinkedIn with a fast track to elite status! It received a good deal of attention on multiple travel blogs, and also over on FlyerTalk.  The fast track opportunity offered travelers a chance to earn Gold, Platinum or Executive Platinum status by flying a significantly reduced number of miles between September 14 and December 23, 2015.

American Airlines Fast Track LinkedIn Promotion

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The targeted opportunity allowed you to receive status through February 28, 2017 if you flew a certain number of miles before December 23, 2015.  For Gold, it was 5,000, for Platinum 9,000, and for Executive Platinum 25,000 miles flown.

Confirmed Registration

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As a trial, I registered for the promotion before the page was pulled by AA.  I was not targeted on LinkedIn for this promotion.  This afternoon, I received an email confirmation stating that I was on the fast track to AA Elite Status!

Were you targeted for this promotion?  Did you receive a confirmation email from AA?

Comments

    • Henry –

      This post simply confirms that the registration for non-targeted individuals was successful. That was a question that was up in the air last week when the registration was active.

  1. As has happened literally every time this exact situation has occurred in the past, if you are not targeted, you will not be offered the promotion. It does not matter if you receive a confirmation email. Your post also fails to make the important distinction between miles and points clear. One must fly 50k miles on discount economy fares to earn 25k EQP.

  2. I applied without being targeted and received the same personalized email confirmation today. Hoping BrewerSEA is wrong about this. Getting a confirmation email with my FF# on it is an encouraging sign…

  3. Hello xxxxx

    Thanks for your interest in our fast track to American Airlines AAdvantage elite status promotion.

    Unfortunately, you are not eligible to participate in this promotion. The most common reasons for ineligibility are:
    The AAdvantage account number you provided at registration is not valid
    You already hold AAdvantage Gold, Platinum or Executive Platinum status
    You are already registered for a different fast track promotion
    See offer terms and conditions »

    • I registered last week on that page (I’m currently a Gold AAdvantage member) and received the same decline email moments ago. Oh well. At least some folks got in!

      On an AA flight now, about to depart. Accruing miles the “old fashioned” way. 🙂

  4. I was not targeted and applied and just got confirmation 1 hour ago!

    Thanks for registering for our fast track to American Airlines AAdvantage elite status promotion.

    Here’s a reminder of how it works: Fly on American, US Airways and other select airlines* and earn the required elite-qualifying points between September 14 and December 23, 2015, and you’ll receive status through February 28, 2017.

  5. I was not targeted but registered and got the confirmation that I was registered for fast track to elite status today (held Platinum until Feb of this year BTW). So the question becomes, if you were not targeted, registered for the promo, and received confirmation today, do you undertake a mileage run (or two) in the “hope” you’d get the status? Or would those mileage runs be a waste, if you’re deemed ineligible later on?

  6. I was not targeted but applied through the link and got the confirmation email today. I guess I need to call to confirm it’s in my account? I’ve never held status, have a LinkedIn account but I don’t want to fly 25k miles (in H, K, M, L, W, V Discount Economy for 100% EQM) if I won’t get it. That would be a real disaster.

  7. Excuse me, a real 1st world problem “disaster.” I’d at least earn 25K miles plus the adventure of wherever I would fly (South Africa?). So not really a disaster.

    • Jason –

      There are a number of reports on FlyerTalk which indicate that others have called, and confirmed their eligibility directly with AA.

  8. Hi,

    I also applied and received the email. My only concern is that I had bought the ticket prior to this promotion, but I’m going to fly during the eligible period.

    The rules in the site say I need to purchase it in the period: Qualification is based on AAdvantage elite-qualifying points earned on eligible, purchased, published fare tickets on select airlines between September 14 and December 23, 2015.

    But in the email I received only says that I have to fly in the period: Qualification is based on AAdvantage elite-qualifying points earned on eligible, purchased, published fare tickets on select airlines between September 14 and December 23, 2015.

    Did someone get the fast track even if the ticket was purchased before that time?

    Thanks!

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