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2016 Program Year Elite Status Buyback / Renew / Boost (consolidated)

2016 Program Year Elite Status Buyback / Renew / Boost (consolidated)

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2016 Program Year Elite Status Buyback / Renew / Boost (consolidated)


In previous years, AA (and US) has offered those who failed to requalify for elite status the opportunity to buy back or "boost" status for the following status year. AA offers the program once again for c/y 2015 - status year 2016 (29 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2017 <sic>), as shown in a new FAQ on aa.com.

Q. How long do I have to purchase the offer?

Offers must be purchased by July 31, 2016, unless otherwise stated.

(2016) American Airlines Elite Status Offer Program

Secure Your Elite Status for 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions (Link)

Chart with requirements and costs (Link)

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Old Nov 21, 15, 1:58 am
  #151  
 
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What offer are you talking about? Link? There are a lot of AA offers out there
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Old Nov 21, 15, 6:36 am
  #152  
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Originally Posted by EndodocLDN View Post
I'd already booked a flight to make these miles but if you don't have time, take it!
how short were you from Gold when you got this offer?
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Old Nov 21, 15, 8:12 am
  #153  
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Originally Posted by EndodocLDN View Post
I'd already booked a flight to make these miles but if you don't have time, take it!
This is part of the buy-up/buyback programme. I'll merge this post and its replies into the extant thread on the topic.

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Old Nov 21, 15, 8:15 am
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$649 to extend my Gold status...pass.
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Old Nov 21, 15, 8:22 am
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82 EQMs short of gold at the moment, offered to extend for $399. No thanks, I already have a MR to MCO booked for (coincidentally) $82.

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Old Nov 21, 15, 10:08 am
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Got an email to renew my Plat for $1,199. LOL.

I have upcoming flights coming up so I will be Plat anyway... but this felt quite annoying given the latest changes to the program.
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Old Nov 21, 15, 11:10 am
  #157  
 
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I'm glad to see such steep prices - limits the herd.
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Old Nov 21, 15, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by diver858 View Post
I'm glad to see such steep prices - limits the herd.
They have charged these prices for some years but whether enough people buy in the have a noticeable effect is another matter. Some people think that the status matching deals are the problem. Next year the front cabin will be full and even more people will earn status!
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Old Nov 21, 15, 3:27 pm
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Im Xplatinum and received offer to go to gold for 399 or plat for 1199. I am about 10 segemtns from qualifying and am currently "grounded" from travel, so will drop down to nothing...opinions?? I am hoping to travel more next year and live in charlotte, but still dont know what to do.
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Old Nov 21, 15, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by nlkm9 View Post
Im Xplatinum and received offer to go to gold for 399 or plat for 1199. I am about 10 segemtns from qualifying and am currently "grounded" from travel, so will drop down to nothing...opinions?? I am hoping to travel more next year and live in charlotte, but still dont know what to do.
If you're just "hoping" but aren't sure yet, why not hold off until you know more about your travel plans for next year? You have until July 31 to take them up on this offer.
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Old Nov 21, 15, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by CPRich View Post
LT PLT with 75 segments YTD. No offer, and is it safe to assume that's end of story (other than flying 45 segments in the next 5 weeks)?
25 segments. If you are at 100 you will get the offer for $2,499.
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Old Nov 21, 15, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by rjw242 View Post
If you're just "hoping" but aren't sure yet, why not hold off until you know more about your travel plans for next year? You have until July 31 to take them up on this offer.
Oh lol I hadnt realized that....I need to look at that email a little more carefully..really>??
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Old Nov 21, 15, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by diver858 View Post
I'm glad to see such steep prices - limits the herd.
I don't know. The $1799 boost to EXP they offered me is a lot cheaper than the $7500 trip planned for next month that will get me there with EQP's.
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Old Nov 21, 15, 9:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Perche View Post
Yes, but it seems as if they are just giving it away. Now, if this is in acknowledgment that I've been EXP for 10 years or so, great. But if you can now buy EXP for $2,499, that's a major devaluation.
You can buy EXP back for $2,499 if you have 85K miles and are already EXP. I took AA up on it last year as I didn't fly until June due to my cancer treatment. This year, I will make it on legit BIS EQM's. So I suppose they just "gave it away" to me. Glad they did...on two-class UDU's for the year I'm 72/73.
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Old Nov 21, 15, 11:13 pm
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Originally Posted by akarneboge View Post
You can buy EXP back for $2,499 if you have 85K miles and are already EXP. I took AA up on it last year as I didn't fly until June due to my cancer treatment. This year, I will make it on legit BIS EQM's. So I suppose they just "gave it away" to me. Glad they did...on two-class UDU's for the year I'm 72/73.
You'll be hard pressed to get rates like that on UA or DL. AA still tops imo.
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