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AAdvantage Buy Back and Boost / Buy Up Status

AA generally offers members reasonably close to requalifying for status near the end of the year the option to buy back their existing status, or on occasion to buy up to the next highest status tier.

These offers are generally made by email to AAdvantage members beginning some time in November.

If you have not received an offer or would like to see your offer (if any), you can see it by visiting https://elite.aa.com

If you havenít flown sufficiently, youíll probably sign in and see

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Old Nov 16, 18, 9:44 am
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Join Date: Nov 2015
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Originally Posted by Segments View Post


Yes, the offers are dynamic.
Good to know. I have one more trip just booked last night, lets see what new offer is after i take it.
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Old Nov 16, 18, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by AtomicLush View Post
I think this is the first time I've seen an offer that requires you to pay LESS than the EQD needed for the tier.
I'm at 3596 EQD/49,152 EQM and my buyback offer was $1299.
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Old Nov 18, 18, 8:48 pm
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I got a platinum offer for $695. I'm 837 eqm away from qualifying.

I will qualify in a few days and am hopping for a reasonable platpro offer!
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Old Nov 19, 18, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by aagiants View Post
I got a platinum offer for $695. I'm 837 eqm away from qualifying.

I will qualify in a few days and am hopping for a reasonable platpro offer!
I had a $795 offer to Platinum. I earned Platinum about 10 days ago, so I was curious about my new offer to Platinum Pro. Now it says I have no offer.

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Old Nov 19, 18, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by Scott Carroll View Post


I had a $795 offer to Platinum. I earned Platinum about 10 days ago, so I was curious about my new offer to Platinum Pro. Now it says I have no offer.
I had an offer for Platinum Pro but the offer came the day I earned it. I now have no offer also. One thing I did notice is the Platinum Pro offer remained for a few days before it switched to no offer so there is some sort of lag between the offer and actual earned EQM/EQD/Seg. I've read that you must be beyond a certain threshold towards the next level before a new offer comes in. I'm hoping to make EP without needing an offer but will be close so I anticipate an offer by the end of the year.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by aagiants View Post
I got a platinum offer for $695. I'm 837 eqm away from qualifying.

I will qualify in a few days and am hopping for a reasonable platpro offer!
I doubt it will be anywhere near as low as $695 unless you are very close to making platpro requirements.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by Segments View Post


Yes, the offers are dynamic.
How long does it usually take for them to update the offer? I'm currently EXP. I got a PPRO offer late October. I finished travel last week that put me over for PPRO. I've got the EQD to keep EXP, but I'm still 17K miles short. When I go to the AA page, it now shows no offer available.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 12:06 pm
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Enjoyed reading some of these. I wish I had an offer because it would have meant I traveled less this year!
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Old Nov 19, 18, 12:55 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2011
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Programs: Marriott - Lifetime Platinum Premier, AA - CK
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Out of curiosity, I checked to see if I had an offer.

Currently CK
EQDs - 30k
EQMs - 97k
EQS - 103

No offer to get to ExP. Fortunately I will cross the threshold next week.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by bacampbe View Post
How long does it usually take for them to update the offer? I'm currently EXP. I got a PPRO offer late October. I finished travel last week that put me over for PPRO. I've got the EQD to keep EXP, but I'm still 17K miles short. When I go to the AA page, it now shows no offer available.
I vaguely recall from last year that there are no EXP offers until you're over something like 90K EQM.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by ckendall View Post
I vaguely recall from last year that there are no EXP offers until you're over something like 90K EQM.
Others on this thread have reported EXP offers with EQM in the low 80s. But they may have higher EQD or EQS than I have.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by LBJ View Post
I doubt it will be anywhere near as low as $695 unless you are very close to making platpro requirements.
Agreed. I have another 9k in eqm and 1k in eqd this year. I really hope that's helps for a reasonable offer.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Head View Post
Out of curiosity, I checked to see if I had an offer.

Currently CK
EQDs - 30k
EQMs - 97k
EQS - 103

No offer to get to ExP. Fortunately I will cross the threshold next week.
Out of curiosity and as someone with about the same spend YTD, what was your spend last year to get to CK?
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Old Nov 19, 18, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by sm82 View Post


Out of curiosity and as someone with about the same spend YTD, what was your spend last year to get to CK?
EQD - 67k
EQM - 330k
EQS - 132

Pretty sure I wonít get another CK invite this year.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 5:02 am
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Originally Posted by NavSTL View Post
Just for the data point:

Current EXP, EQD ~$12.5k, EQM 89.4k, EQS 18, offered renewal at $2795. Got enough booked to requalify the old fashioned way, so moot issue.

The four eVIPs might almost be worth the cost if I were staying on the wrong side of the Pacific for another year, as I've had a pretty good batting average with them (4 for 5 in 2018), but that's a big pill to swallow otherwise.
Update: now that another trip is on the books, situation is 13.9k EQD, 97.9k EQM, 22 EQS. Offer price is alllllllll the way down to $1495.
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