New member- Need to ask question on PLT renewal

 
Old May 10, 08, 1:06 pm
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New member- Need to ask question on PLT renewal

Hello,

I am a gold member that was downgraded this year. AA is now offering to renew my plt status.

I am debating if i want to do this or not. Does pay for re-newal to platinmum also renew the one-world membership to Sapphire?
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Old May 10, 08, 1:14 pm
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Welcome to FT!

Yes...paying to renew your status is no different than flying the 50k miles. You'll receive the same PLT card, same OW benefits, etc.

Nice handle btw.
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Old May 10, 08, 1:19 pm
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Welcome to FlyerTalk!

AA do nut, er, do not, differentiate between an earned Platinum / ow Sapphire and a purchased one, as JJeffrey states.

(N.B. You will have to earn Platinum more conventionally in C/Y 2008 to continue as more than Gold as of March 1, 2009; two consecutive status repurchases are not a possibility, unless there are changes AA plans we are not aware of.)
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Old May 10, 08, 1:30 pm
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Thanks guys.

I will renew this year. As i probably will not be able to hit 50k miles until very end of this year.

How quickly does the database updates?

So if I fly on JAL when I renew, it will also see me as sapphire right?
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Old May 10, 08, 3:01 pm
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I'm not sure how quickly the status shows - but as quickly as if you qualified, I suspect (my sister did hits, and it was within days.) You might inquire when you call. And flying JL you should receive all the perks JL allows a oneworld Sapphire, such as Sakura Lounge access the day of international flight on oneworld metal (if you already have booked, it could be the occasional PNR / record would need to be updated, if the system works at all like American's.)

Originally Posted by krispykrme View Post
...I will renew this year. As i probably will not be able to hit 50k miles until very end of this year.

How quickly does the database updates?

So if I fly on JAL when I renew, it will also see me as sapphire right?
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Old May 10, 08, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Welcome to FlyerTalk!

AA do nut, er, do not, differentiate between an earned Platinum / ow Sapphire and a purchased one, as JJeffrey states.

(N.B. You will have to earn Platinum more conventionally in C/Y 2008 to continue as more than Gold as of March 1, 2009; two consecutive status repurchases are not a possibility, unless there are changes AA plans we are not aware of.)
Sorry to be contrary JDiver but that is not entirely true. I know the rules state that but I sent a very nice letter to them this year asking for an exception which they granted, and so have paid for 2 consecutive status conservations in Plat. I imagine that its not the norm though. Cheers.
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