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Yesterday on Twitter, I saw a note about a (possibly targeted?) Fast Track to elite status on American Airlines

Fast Track to elite status details

You can earn Gold, Platinum or Executive Platinum status by flying the following amounts between September 14 and December 23


25,000 Elite Qualifying Points (EQP) for Executive Platinum status is a pretty good deal (as you can see, normally it takes 100,000).  You can fly American, or on US Airways, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia, Qantas, Iberia or Japan Airlines (but not other oneworld alliance partners such as airberlin or Cathay Pacific)

(SEE ALSO: Introduction to Air alliances)

You’ll keep your status through February 28, 2017.

Note that many elite status challenges are limited to once per lifetime. I did read one post indicating that you could do an American Airlines fast track challenge twice every 5 years, but I was not able to find definitive confirmation on this.

(SEE ALSO: Hotel status match – how to match at each chain)

Possibly Targeted?

Now, the fine print of the signup page does say that

This is an exclusive offer only for select AAdvantage members who receive this message from LinkedIn and who do not hold AAdvantage Gold, Platinum or Executive Platinum status as of September 14, 2015. AAdvantage elite status members are not eligible for this offer.

So it certainly seems like it is intended to be targeted, but many times, there is nothing stopping others from also signing up. I know several people that didn’t receive the message that signed up anyways.

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