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AAdvantage Members Joining Anniversary & Congratulations Thread

AAdvantage Members Joining Anniversary & Congratulations Thread

Old Aug 15, 18, 12:18 pm
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AAdvantage Members 35th Anniversary

While booking my next month of flights on American Airlines, I noticed the "member since" date on my AAdvantage home page and was struck by the August 16 part -- very close to today's date. In fact, exactly thirty-five years ago tomorrow, I joined AAdvantage: Tuesday, August 16, 1983. I was just a teenager and if my memory holds, I flew MCI-ORD as my first flight under the program.

In the interest of our online community, I started this thread for flyertalkers to celebrate their 35th anniversary of membership in AAdvantage.
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Old Aug 15, 18, 12:55 pm
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I can't find that information on my account. And I took some time to look.

I CALLED AND GOT THE INFORMATION. I missed my celebration which was almost a year ago. I have been a member since late September, 1982. So I am about to celebrate 36.
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Old Aug 15, 18, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by sbrower View Post
I can't find that information on my account. And I took some time to look.
After authentication, then navigate to the AAdvantage home page:
https://www.aa.com/aadvantage-progra...ccount-summary

Next, click on the AAdvantage Activity link:
https://www.aa.com/loyalty/profile/activity

Your join date should show right below your name and status level.
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Old Aug 15, 18, 1:06 pm
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Congrats on your longevity! I started with USAir, but my "member since" date has carried through with me.
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Old Aug 15, 18, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by fastflyer View Post
After authentication, then navigate to the AAdvantage home page:
https://www.aa.com/aadvantage-progra...ccount-summary

Next, click on the AAdvantage Activity link:
https://www.aa.com/loyalty/profile/activity

Your join date should show right below your name and status level.
Thanks for the links, was able to track down that I joined in Oct. 1981
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Old Aug 15, 18, 2:30 pm
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For reference, AAdvantage launched on May 1, 1981, three months before MTV.

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Old Aug 15, 18, 4:36 pm
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You guys beat me. I guess I am a newbie. I joined in Oct. 1986. So I barely have 30 years.
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Old Aug 15, 18, 7:43 pm
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I passed 35 years on July 27. My number begins with 1 letter - the letter "D". Anyone know the latest date of AAdvanage numbers that were all digits and no letters?
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Old Aug 16, 18, 5:47 am
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I joined in Oct 1989.. feel like the young kid on the block
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Old Aug 16, 18, 5:50 am
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I had my 25th this spring and thought I might get an email or something... but nothing.
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Old Aug 16, 18, 6:28 am
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My first AA flight was 8/27/89, PDX to YUL, via ORD, so this will be my 29th year in the program. Over that time, Iíve flown in every AA mainline aircraft type except for the F100 and MD-11. No doubt, the most BIS time has been logged in the MD-80s, which are decidedly not the most glamorous plane aloft, but nonetheless transported me to some of the most significant events in my life.
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Old Aug 16, 18, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by socalduck View Post
My first AA flight was 8/27/89, PDX to YUL, via ORD, so this will be my 29th year in the program. Over that time, Iíve flown in every AA mainline aircraft type except for the F100 and MD-11. No doubt, the most BIS time has been logged in the MD-80s, which are decidedly not the most glamorous plane aloft, but nonetheless transported me to some of the most significant events in my life.
I cut my teeth on DC-3s o/a 1946 with AA, and I think I made the MD-a-lemon on SJC-NRT return. Other than that, all the DCs, CV-240, BAC-111, 707, 720, CV-990, 747-123, L-133 Electra, etc. Iíve flown on. MEX-MRY-SAT-ELP-TUS-PHX-LAX required an overnight and a day and a half. (I was very happy when MX put on the DH 106 Comet IV MEX-LAX reducing it to under 4:00.) Not about anniversary, but longevity as an AA pax. Seven decades of AAviation have been interesting.
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Old Aug 16, 18, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by dwoolly View Post
I passed 35 years on July 27. My number begins with 1 letter - the letter "D". Anyone know the latest date of AAdvanage numbers that were all digits and no letters?
My late September, 1982 is all digits (low 9 million).
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Old Aug 16, 18, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by dwoolly View Post
I passed 35 years on July 27. My number begins with 1 letter - the letter "D". Anyone know the latest date of AAdvanage numbers that were all digits and no letters?
I reached 35 years on March 1, 2018. My AAdvantage number begins with "B" followed by six numbers.
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Old Aug 16, 18, 1:07 pm
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Newbie here. I have been a member since Jan 6, 1993, combination 7 letters and numbers.
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