AA Exec Plat. Status Match for DL Diamonds

It appears that AA has extended their Executive Platinum matching for UA 1K’s to Delta Diamond members. Forum poster MachOne is reporting that after being turned down a few months ago during the start of the UA 1K matches, he’s received an updated response from American:

“At the time that our original reply was sent, the message that you received was accurate. However, we continuously reevaluate our exception making guidelines, in order to make fair and sound business decisions. That said, we have made some changes and would like to revisit your request to match your Delta Diamond Medallion status to our AAdvantage Executive Platinum(r) status.”

He has since sent a copy of his Delta credentials to AA and has been granted Executive Platinum status through 2/28/13.  He was also given an offer to maintain his status through 2/28/14 by flying 45k additional miles by 12/31/12. One other member is also reporting success in matching Delta Diamond to AA Exec Plat.  Similar to the UA match, there has been no official announcement by AA on the offer nor is their any word on whether matched members will receive the 8 SWUs that come standard with EXP status and that were originally granted for the UA 1K matches. There is also no indication as to whether other elite levels are being matched at this time. In any case, I figure it’s worth a shot emailing AA here to inquire about the match and potentially receive up to 8 systemwide upgrades and Executive Platinum status through the end of February.

Has anyone else been approached or successfully matched from Delta?

Update 8/13 – Reader Paul was rejected for this offer and presented with a challenge instead.  Refer to the comments section. 

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  1. You do NOT receive 8 evips with the status match offer. AA is pretty clear on that. However, should you fly the 45K required in 2012, THEN you will receive the 8 evips for 2013

  2. I am DL Gold and will probably hit Plat by end of year. If AA offers a match to Plat, I’d switch over in a heartbeat.

  3. AA matched the lower level status at the beginning of their UA poaching but stopped that after a few days. At this point, they are only offering the match to United 1K’s and GS’s as well as Diamonds.

    AA offers an expedited path to PLat via a challenge if you want to do that (requires you to fly a certain amount and pay a fee).

  4. Does anyone know what medallion level match I could get at Delta being an Alaska MVP gold?

    Might fly more delta next year. Been upgraded on DL only twice the past year about 20 legs

    • @Bruce – Delta will most likely offer you a status challenge to match you to Delta Gold. See here for more details. You can also email them directly at deltastatus@delta.com or call 404-773-1945 to see if they will match you directly without a challenge. A few readers have actually been turned down for Alaska matches with DL due to their partnership, though others report having been approved right away.

  5. Thx Adam;I will use the contact info you gave to see what I can get DL to match my MVP Gold, likely towards end of the year.

  6. August 13, 2012, American turned down my request for status match.

    Thanks for your interest in making American Airlines your first choice
    for all your travel needs. We understand that there have been some
    misunderstandings regarding ways to attain AAdvantage elite status
    without meeting standard criteria. I am sorry to disappoint you, but the
    offer you are expecting is not currently available.

    That said, we are pleased to inform you about a special opportunity to
    achieve AAdvantage Platinum® status by earning 10,000 elite-qualifying
    points on American Airlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection
    carrier, British Airways, Iberia, Japan Airlines and Qantas (including
    eligible codeshare flights marketed by these carriers) in a designated
    3-month period. The cost to register for this “challenge” varies from
    $180 to $240. For details about earning elite-qualifying points, please
    visit http://www.aa.com/elitestatus

    If you would like to get started or find out more information, please
    call AAdvantage Customer Service at 800-882-8880 and speak “AAdvantage
    Account” at the main menu to be connected to us directly, then ask about
    attaining your desired elite status with a 3-month challenge.

    We look forward to hearing from you. It would be our pleasure to assist
    you in becoming an AAdvantage Platinum member!


    Darlene Taylor
    AAdvantage Customer Service
    American Airlines

    • @Paul – Sorry to hear it! Some were still reporting success on the forums as late as last week. I’ll update my post with the rejection. I’m assuming you asked to match from DL Diamond status?

  7. i am a Diamond Medalion with delta and i contacted american for a staues match yesterday and was offered Executive Platinum today

  8. Dear Aref Musa,

    We appreciate your desire to make American Airlines your first choice
    for all your travel needs. We are eager to earn your business and your
    loyalty, and are confident we can provide you with the high-quality
    service you expect.

    Please accept our invitation to experience some of the special benefits
    we provide to members at our highest elite-status level. In a few weeks,
    you will receive your AAdvantage Executive Platinum® membership card,
    which is valid through March 31, 2013. This unique membership will be
    applied to your account in just a few days and will afford you all of
    the privileges and most of the benefits of this level, including:

    * Unlimited complimentary upgrades confirmed as early as 100 hours prior
    to departure
    * 100% mileage bonus on the base miles flown on select carriers
    * Complimentary access to Main Cabin Extra and Preferred seating
    * Priority Baggage Delivery
    * Waived charges for two checked bags
    * PriorityAccessSM privileges at airport check-in, security and boarding

    Plus, you have the opportunity to extend your AAdvantage Executive
    Platinum status through February 28, 2014. Simply earn 25,000
    elite-qualifying miles or points between December 1, 2012 and March 31,
    2013. Please note that bonus elite-qualifying miles and points earned
    through other promotions are excluded from this offer. For details on
    earning qualifying miles or points, visit http://www.aa.com/elitestatus.

    Once you meet the goal of 25,000 base elite qualifying base miles or
    points by March 31, 2013, you will receive all the benefits and
    privileges of our highest elite level, including eight (8) one-way
    Systemwide Upgrades. Systemwide Upgrades are valid for travel worldwide
    and allow you to confirm a seat in the next class of service at the time
    of booking (subject to availability). Visit
    http://www.aa.com/systemwideupgrades for complete details on using these

    We look forward to welcoming you aboard the next time you travel. Enjoy
    your upgrade to AAdvantage Executive Platinum status!

    Kindest Regards,

    Chelsea Jordan
    AAdvantage Customer Service

    • @Aref – Congratulations, that’s great and I’m very happy that they are still matching. Enjoy your new Exec Plat status!!!

  9. Congratulation…. The only problem I have is how I am gonna get 25000 miles before march… My December travel planes are already booked with delta And January and February usually we don’t travel that much

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