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Buy up to AAdvantage Gold, Platinum or Executive Platinum

EP-card-exp2016-500x315If you are currently an American Airlines AAdvantage Gold, Platinum or Executive Platinum elite or are very close to achieving any of these tiers you may be eligible to buy up to AAdvantage Gold, Platinum or EXP.

To check if you are eligible click here.

  • AA Gold:
    • Boost from 20,000 – 24,999 EQM or 25 – 29 EQS: $399
    • Boost from 15,000 – 19,999 EQM or 20 – 24 EQS: $499
    • Boost from 10,000 – 14,999 EQM or 15 – 19 EQS: $649
    • Buyback (only current AA elites): $649
  • AA Platinum:
    • Boost from 45,000 – 49,999 EQM or 55 – 59 EQS: $699
    • Boost from 40,000 – 44,999 EQM or 50 – 54 EQS: $899
    • Boost from 35,000 – 39,999 EQM or 45 – 49 EQS: $1,199
    • Buyback (only current AA Platinum or Executive Platinum): $1,199
  • AA Executive Platinum:
    • Boost from 95,000 – 99,999 EQM or 95 – 99 EQS: $1,199
    • Boost from 90,000 – 94,999 EQM or 90 – 94 EQS: $1,799
    • Boost from 85,000 – 89,999 EQM or 85 – 89 EQS: $2,499
    • Buyback is not offered for EXP status.

EQM – Elite Qualifying Miles / EQS = Elite Qualifying Segments

*Buying up does not give you the extra miles needed, it only gives you the elite status tier you buy up to.

I’ll update this post once more concrete details are available on the exact pricing per EQMs needed.

Some FlyerTalk members claim that they were offered different prices ($1,799). For a short period, there was a mistake price varying between $5 to $10. However, that mistake has been fixed and it doesn’t seem like AA has honored the mistake price, yet…

For obvious reasons, the buy up is only available to those whose status will expire on February 29, 2015 or who are very close to qualifying.

For some it might be cheaper to do a mileage run than dish out $1,199 to re-qualify. I already re-qualified for EXP so I was fortunately not eligible for the buy up option.

Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions page.

My friend qualifies because he is ~500 EQMs away from EXP.

My friend qualifies because he is ~500 EQMs away from EXP.

I do not qualify because I have already flown over 100,000 EQMs.

I do not qualify because I have already flown over 100,000 EQMs.

Buy up to EXP email sent to my friend.

Buy up to EXP email sent to my friend.

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