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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Timmer1001 July 30, 2012 - 2:19 pm

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

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Ken Y. July 31, 2012 - 1:09 am

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.

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adam July 31, 2012 - 9:47 pm

@Ken Y – I’ll keep you updated on any other status matches.

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ShaneInTulsa August 1, 2012 - 11:06 am

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).

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Bruce August 4, 2012 - 1:24 am

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

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adam August 4, 2012 - 9:06 am

@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.

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Bruce August 5, 2012 - 2:21 pm

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.

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adam August 10, 2012 - 7:00 am

@Bruce – Great, let us know how it works out

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Paul August 13, 2012 - 3:20 pm

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!

Regards,

Darlene Taylor
AAdvantage Customer Service
American Airlines

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adam August 13, 2012 - 4:10 pm

@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?

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aref musa November 27, 2012 - 4:21 pm

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

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adam November 27, 2012 - 8:45 pm

@Aref – Congrats, just commented on your email as well. Great job and enjoy the status.

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aref musa November 27, 2012 - 5:26 pm

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
gates

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
upgrades.

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

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adam November 27, 2012 - 8:44 pm

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

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DizzyAir November 29, 2012 - 7:34 am

@Aref – my wife and I both matched from Delta Diamond to AA Exec Plat in under 3 hours. Bravo AA!!!

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Mile Max November 29, 2012 - 10:35 am

I was matched too. About six hours from DL Diamond to AA Exec. Plat.

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Aref musa November 29, 2012 - 10:58 am

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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Robert November 29, 2012 - 12:47 pm

MileMax Which email address did you use to send to AA

Thanks

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Mile Max November 29, 2012 - 4:01 pm Reply

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