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Hyatt Explorists and Globalists: Register for Free AAdvantage Platinum Pro Elite Status [Targeted]

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Are you a Delta loyalist and bummed about the Medallion status and Sky Club changes? Fortunately, it’s not all bad news today for those with elite status.

If you happen to be a World of Hyatt Explorist or Globalist member, check your email to see if you were targeted for complimentary American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum Pro elite status.

Through American’s Instant Status Pass program, you may be targeted to register for this free 4-month status trial.

If you were thinking about switching your loyalty to a new airline (myself included), here are the details on this latest promotion that may help soften the blow.

American Airlines Instant Status Pass to Platinum Pro

Select World of Hyatt elite members (Explorist and Globalist levels) can register for American Airlines Instant Status Pass until October 12, 2023. Once you register for this promotion, you’ll enjoy instant Platinum Pro elite status for 4 months, which is known as “Phase 1.”

AAdvantage Instant Status

Platinum Pro is the second-highest elite tier in the AAdvantage loyalty program, and it offers key benefits like complimentary upgrades on American and Alaska Airlines, an 80% mileage bonus, complimentary Main Cabin Extra and Preferred seats, and up to 3 free checked bags.

In “Phase 2,” you can then keep your benefits for an additional 4 months by meeting the following thresholds:

  • 25,000 Loyalty Points: Platinum status
  • 42,000 Loyalty Points: Platinum Pro status
  • 67,000 Loyalty Points: Executive Platinum status

The whole process starts again in “Phase 3” if you want to maintain elite status for an additional 4 months after that.

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Hot Tip:

World of Hyatt sent an email to members titled “Register for Instant Status Pass™ to Enjoy AAdvantage® Status Today.” If you didn’t receive an email, be sure to link your Hyatt and American loyalty accounts and check the “Promotions” tab under your account homepage on to see if you can register for Instant Status Pass.

How To Earn Loyalty Points

American Airlines overhauled its loyalty program for the 2023 qualification year with one simple qualification metric, Loyalty Points. This revenue-based earning for elite status makes qualification all about your spending, and not necessarily the amount of flying.

You’ll earn 1 Loyalty Point per $1 spent on many activities, including travel on American and its Oneworld partners, as well as spending on an AAdvantage co-branded credit card, AAdvantage shopping and dining portals, among others.

With this straightforward approach, you could (theoretically) earn top-tier Executive Platinum status during Phase 2 with the Instant Status program by spending $67,000 on a co-branded card and never stepping foot on an American Airlines plane. Of course, it’s unlikely that you have this much spending in a short period of time, but a combination of the activities can help you qualify (and requalify) for status again and again.

How do Loyalty Points compare to Delta’s recently announced changes to its loyalty program? Ultimately, it will be much harder to qualify for Delta Medallion status. At best, you’ll earn 1 MQD for every $10 spent on the top-tier Delta SkyMiles Reserve® American Express Card. This rate isn’t great compared to American’s 1 Loyalty Point per $1 spent on any co-branded card.

Bottom Line:

Taking advantage of status match opportunities can be a great way to test-drive the elite status benefits for different airlines and hotels. Learn more about how you can status match in our extensive guide!

Final Thoughts

American and Hyatt have swooped in to offer an instant status match program while all the attention is on Delta’s negative changes. If you’re a World of Hyatt elite status holder, check your email to find this promotion.

Now, you may have a new airline to be loyal to.

For rates and fees of Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, click here.

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About Stella Shon

With a degree in media and journalism, Stella has been in the points and miles game for more than 6 years. She most recently worked as a Corporate Communications Analyst for JetBlue. Find her work in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.


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