A little over 10 days ago, I posted Sister Received Instant AAdvantage Gold Status & 10 500-Mile Upgrade Offer!, in which I discussed my sister being targeted for American’s instant status upgrade. I noted that:

As has been discussed in the past, while you may be able to successfully register for the offer using the promo code below, you won’t be granted the status or the upgrades if you were not targeted. If you were targeted, there is little downside in signing up as I have confirmed with American that this is NO WAY impacts your ability to participate in a status challenge at a later date.

Anyway, the T&Cs stated that “AAdvantage Gold status will be valid within 10 business days of registering for this promotion”. Well, the 10 day mark has come and gone, and I’ve received a bunch of reader emails with mixed results (mostly negative). Here are some of those responses, I only followed up with those who were successful. In all cases, anyone who was successful in their match had their status updated within 3 days. Unfortunately, there aren’t many conclusions that can be drawn regarding AA’s ideal customer target for this promo – reader location, prior AA status, and competitor elite status were extremely varied. I’d even guess that the three matched readers may have even been targeted with perhaps their email mistakenly going to their SPAM folder.

Matthew from Sioux City – Negative
Andrew from Topeka – Negative
Len from Lincoln – Matched within 3 days, never an AA elite, current UA Premier Platinum member
Steven in NYC – Negative
Amy – Negative
Eric C from Boston – Negative
Del for Atlanta – Matched within 3 days, AA Gold member in 1999 no status since then, current DL Gold member
Carol in Portland – Matched within 3 days, never an AA elite, current UA Premier Gold member
Omar – Negative
Daniel – Negative
Jason – Negative
Michael from New York – Matched within 3 days, AA Platinum member in 2003, last AA elite year in 2009. Current DL Gold member.
Stephen – Negative
Lauren C in Newport Beach – Negative
Evan from in Farmington Hills – Negative
Mike – Negative
Alan – Negative
Jennifer – Negative

Anyone else have a successful match?

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Alex L September 30, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Not successful either. I am a UA Star Gold but I don’t think they know that. I have never been elite with AA.

tim September 30, 2013 - 1:47 pm

I told three people about it. All four of us did not get the status. None of us were ever AA elites.

Corey September 30, 2013 - 2:34 pm

I did not get the status either. Currently DL PLT and US CM

Steve September 30, 2013 - 5:00 pm



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