Buy Back and Boost / Buy Up Status for 2020

Old Nov 5, 19, 3:03 pm
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Buy Back and Boost / Buy Up Status for 2020

Looks like AA has opened up the portal to see what your options are for buying 2020 status as of this afternoon.

Looks like there's no flat rate but it's dependant on how many miles/segments/dollars you need to hit the next tier.

https://elite.aa.com/eliterenewal/purchase.cfm
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Old Nov 5, 19, 3:11 pm
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Current AA Platinum. Haven't flown much on AA at all this year. Offered Gold for $699 or Platinum for $1,345, or if paying with miles, the equivalent at 1 cent per mile.

Notably, this does not seem related to my current qualification ($250 in EQDs and 4000 EQMs), just a generic offer for a current elite who hasn't flown AA much.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 3:14 pm
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I never understood buying status. If you don't earn it from flying enough does it really matter to have it the few times you do?
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Old Nov 5, 19, 3:22 pm
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Looking at my rest of year travel, I may be 3 segments short of hitting PLT. Currently at 45 segments, 30K EQM and about 7k EQDs.

AA wants a buy-up of $1195 or 141k miles. No thanks, I will just fly an extra trip if I have to haha.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 3:27 pm
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Current Gold approx 1k EQD and 10K EQM short of re-qualifying for 2020, being offered to buy continued status through Jan 2021 for $675.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 3:27 pm
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I'm still not seeing my CK offer.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by enpremiere View Post
I'm still not seeing my CK offer.
Give it some time. Offers change as the months elapse.

Good luck!

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Old Nov 5, 19, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by VFR View Post
Current AA Platinum. Haven't flown much on AA at all this year. Offered Gold for $699 or Platinum for $1,345, or if paying with miles, the equivalent at 1 cent per mile.

Notably, this does not seem related to my current qualification ($250 in EQDs and 4000 EQMs), just a generic offer for a current elite who hasn't flown AA much.
Sounds like you're getting basically the same offer as me. I've hit Gold for the year but will be about 15 segments short of Platinum. I'm trying to decide between becoming a free agent and splitting flying based on what's most convenient or sticking with AA for another year (I'm in DFW so only options are AA/WN unless flying to another airline's hub).
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Old Nov 5, 19, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by rumboj View Post
Give it some time. Offers changes as the months elapse.

Good luck!
Haha. I'm going to go with fat chance on that for CK.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 4:28 pm
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Currently EXP at:
EQD: $12.6k
EQM: 86k

Offer:
Keep EXP for $2,645 or 264.5K miles.

Already have the travel booked to push me into EXP, so I'll be passing on this.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 5:24 pm
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Alarmingly, and rather inconsistent with previous years, my offer is fairly reasonable.


Currently Plat Pro with $1,700 EQD and 34,000 EQM. Won’t even re-qualify for Gold organically this year. Even with remaining travel already booked for the year, it won’t happen.


Offer:


Gold: $825 or 82.5K miles
Plat: $1,479 or 148K miles.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 5:39 pm
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Originally Posted by rumboj View Post
Alarmingly, and rather inconsistent with previous years, my offer is fairly reasonable.


Currently Plat Pro with $1,700 EQD and 34,000 EQM. Won’t even re-qualify for Gold organically this year. Even with remaining travel already booked for the year, it won’t happen.


Offer:


Gold: $825 or 82.5K miles
Plat: $1,479 or 148K miles.
That sounds like one that would be worth considering for most people. As a reference, I'm a Platinum that requalified for Gold and will have the spend for platinum but will be about 10 segments short and my buy up is $1,375 or 138k points.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 5:48 pm
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Originally Posted by enpremiere View Post
I'm still not seeing my CK offer.
Me neither... I got the "no offers found" message, as I've already re-qualified for EP.

Where's my CK buy-up for $25,000 or 2,500,000 miles?
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Old Nov 5, 19, 5:53 pm
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I'm at $13.3k EQD and 105k EQM. Offer for EXP is $2,795.
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Old Nov 5, 19, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by metallo View Post
Me neither... I got the "no offers found" message, as I've already re-qualified for EP.

Where's my CK buy-up for $25,000 or 2,500,000 miles?
I was hoping to use stickers
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