I had absolutely no revenue flights with American in 2018 and was comfortable not qualifying for 2019 Platinum status. I do have lifetime Gold and that seems sufficient given that I almost always choose another carrier when flying from one of my home NYC airports.
Well, American has reached out with a “special opportunity” for those of us who did not re-qualify for status. The offer presented allows me to buy back my status for $1299, exactly the same price as the 2018 offer and $100 more than the 2017 one. That’s with 0 EQMs and EQDs.
Did you get a similar offer? Perhaps one that’s better or worse based on your business with AA?