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Who has the lowest AAdvantage number, oldest AAdvantage card?

Who has the lowest AAdvantage number, oldest AAdvantage card?

Old Aug 1, 19, 6:28 pm
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My original flimsy plastic one appears to be 1/88; my "number" starts with a letter. If you go down the rabbit hole starting with bosman's link, it's a apparent that neither letter-initial nor digit-initial were oddities.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 6:39 pm
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1988. I have F######. My original AA card is printed on thin plastic. I also had a 1992ish all numeric USAir card which was assigned a new alphanumeric account number after the HP merger.

I also have a 1986 CO/EA Onepass card which has a mag stripe and still swipes at united kiosks.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 6:42 pm
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Originally Posted by MorganB View Post
Maybe they switch back and forth because mine is letters and numbers but its from the 90s. I can't find a "member since" on my account anywhere to post the exact date unfortunately.
https://www.aa.com/loyalty/profile/activity


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Old Aug 1, 19, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by oopsz View Post
Thank you! I knew it had to be somewhere. Mine is "Member since Jul 19, 1990". A little earlier than I recalled.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 6:55 pm
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All from 1992-93. All paper.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 7:12 pm
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I have to dig up my TWA card.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by MorganB View Post
Interesting. Mine starts with letters rather than numbers. I wonder when that change was made. There is a number embossed on my card as well in the lower right but you can't really see it. Not sure what that number is .

Mine starts BT followed by 5 numbers. Odd that I can remember that number perfectly but not my cell phone number.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 8:18 pm
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My Dad's from mid-80s enrollment starts with his initials (then 5 numbers)...just a coincidence, or was that a thing? . Mine from early 90s is 3 letters, 4 numbers.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 8:20 pm
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July 15, 1982!

It’s been a long ride soon coming to an end.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by MorganB View Post
I'm curious who has the oldest physical AAdvantage card? I think mine is from the early 90s when I joined. They used to send them out as soon as you joined or perhaps you had to take a flight . Don't recall.


I have one that looks just like that. I also have an older one from 1987 when I first joined.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 8:59 pm
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My wife and I both have the old thin plastic cards as well with our names and AAdvantage number typed on a paper label stuck to the cards. Our AAdvantage numbers are in this format: A#A#### (A=Alpha).
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Old Aug 1, 19, 9:27 pm
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Remember the card well.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 9:37 pm
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We desperately need input from JDiver...
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Old Aug 1, 19, 9:55 pm
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Not as old as some, but both probably late 80s/early 90s




Nostalgic going through my stash.


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Old Aug 1, 19, 9:59 pm
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Originally Posted by joeyE View Post

Circa 2000....So I'm kind of a big deal.....I own many leather-bound books & my apartment smells like rich mahogany.
1997 - first year CP, iirc. I know I was doing 100K the 2 years before it was rolled out.




I seem to recall the new US numbers issued with the HP merger were based on total miles the previous year, starting at 111****. Mine was 11230**. I know I had "US Airways Top 500 Flyer" on several of my monthly statements
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