Well, it’s that time of year again! In 2017, I focused on my Delta and United status and was comfortable not re-qualifying for American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum status (I have lifetime Gold). Well, American like most other airlines has reached out with a “special opportunity” for those of us who did not re-qualify for status. The offer presented would allow me to buy back my status for $1299, approximately $100 more than a similar offer made to one of our contributors last year.
If I wanted to maintain this status, I certainly could have found mileage runs for less than $1299 (at Juicy Miles we specialize in crafting the best value mileage runs to get you the EQM/MQM/PQMs that you need). However, for a corporate executive who has no patience or time, $1299 may not be so bad. I’ll be passing on this deal, but I did take advantage of the LATAM status match!