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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 14, 18, 1:03 am
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ORD + HKG
Programs: CX Diamond, AA ExPlat, BAEC Gold, HH Diamond, Hyatt Explorist, Starriott Gold, GE
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Offboarding EXP with near-zero EQM/EQDs. Offered $839 and $1429 for Gold/Platinum. Hahahahaha.
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Old Nov 14, 18, 3:30 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2005
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Just received an offer for Gold for $2,115. Flew 13,000 EQM and 1,000 EQD this year. Seems like a lot for free bags and stickers that I can't use.
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Old Nov 14, 18, 3:34 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2015
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Originally Posted by PBIGuy View Post
Just received an offer for Gold for $2,115. Flew 13,000 EQM and 1,000 EQD this year. Seems like a lot for free bags and stickers that I can't use.
Yes but unlike SWUs which are fewer and expire, it's that feel-good feeling to know that you'll the sticker count in your AA wallet will always increase and never go down!

On the bright side, it's one of the few things that AA gives and doesn't take away.
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Old Nov 14, 18, 4:58 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2017
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
When I posted the OP, I didn't have an offer, but I do now.

YTD I've done: $10,089 EQD, 86,925 EQM and 38.5 EQS.

My buy up offer to Executive Platinum is $2,645. However, I'll be hitting EP through flying by the end of the year.
I got the same offer YTD $14,319 EQD and 88,319 EQM. Have enough flights to get to EP already purchased or on hold, so I think I'll keep my $2,645
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Old Nov 15, 18, 4:18 am
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
When I posted the OP, I didn't have an offer, but I do now.

YTD I've done: $10,089 EQD, 86,925 EQM and 38.5 EQS.

My buy up offer to Executive Platinum is $2,645. However, I'll be hitting EP through flying by the end of the year.
I'm now up to $10,340 EQD, 91,975 EQM and 40.5 EQS and my offer changed to $1,895 for Executive Platinum. I'm still planning to get to EP via flying.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 5:16 am
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Join Date: Jan 2016
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My offer was for $1445 to keep EXP. Currently at 11,790 EQD, 97,452 EQM and 28 EQS.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by jliehr View Post


i did a challenge for Gold last year, have made Gold again, sitting 100 EQD away but around 14K EQM away. I also have no offer, not surprised as I do recall you couldnít do back to back exceptions.
After my latest flights posted my offer came, $5945 EQD and 35862 EQM, $1195 to Platinum.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 7:35 am
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Join Date: Nov 2016
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$1984 EQD, 7,515 EQM, 12 EQS.

Offered Gold for $1249.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 10:34 am
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Join Date: Nov 2015
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Do these offers change if you fly more later in the year??? Just curious why they would come so early if there still 2 months of travel possible. well 1.5 now.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 12:12 pm
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Finally got mine. I'm about 1100 EQD and 10K EQM short of Plat Pro; they offered it for $1345. I'll make it on my own by year-end. Seems like a reasonable offer though if I weren't going to travel.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by miadukes View Post
Do these offers change if you fly more later in the year??? Just curious why they would come so early if there still 2 months of travel possible. well 1.5 now.
Not sure about 1st question but they come out early cause they have obviously got a lot of bites. $$$$
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Old Nov 15, 18, 5:06 pm
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Maybe they are also motivating people to book flights because these come out with time to spare. I had Mrs. Deac83 fly to HNL, DC and Vegas instead of paying
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Old Nov 15, 18, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by miadukes View Post
Do these offers change if you fly more later in the year??? Just curious why they would come so early if there still 2 months of travel possible. well 1.5 now.
Yes, the offers are dynamic.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Segments View Post
Yes, the offers are dynamic.
Somewhat. I got an offer to buy-up to PP the day after I had earned PP. That offer remained available on the site for about a week. There seems to be some delay before the system recognizes when you've earned the status the old fashioned way. Now I have no link to buy-up.
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Old Nov 16, 18, 4:20 am
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Originally Posted by USFlyerUS View Post
Somewhat. I got an offer to buy-up to PP the day after I had earned PP. That offer remained available on the site for about a week. There seems to be some delay before the system recognizes when you've earned the status the old fashioned way. Now I have no link to buy-up.
Agreed. When I crossed PP, the prior offer remained, a few days later no offer, then a few days more an offer for EXP. appeared. I suspect there are also breakpoints that impact offer (i e 5,000 mile brackets)

Current ExP with offer to Secure ExP for $3195. My stats are EQD $17,575 EQM 80,760 EQS 91
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