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Select American Airlines Elite Members Can Fast-Track to Hyatt Globalist Status

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American Airlines and Hyatt are back at it with another promotion through which certain American elite flyers can quickly earn top-tier Globalist status in the World of Hyatt program.

Let’s take a look at how you can take advantage of this offer!

Linking Accounts

To participate in this status match/challenge, you need to link your World of Hyatt and AAdvantage accounts. Simply provide your American Airlines AAdvantage account details and then it’ll be linked with your World of Hyatt account!

Earn World of Hyatt Status Instantly

With this new offer, you can instantly receive Hyatt elite status to leverage at hotels like the Hotel du Louvre – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. Image Credit: Hyatt

AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Executive Platinum members can register to earn World of Hyatt Explorist status for 90 days following registration. You must register by November 30, 2023.

To keep Explorist status, you need to stay 10 nights within 90 days. Meanwhile, if you’re either an AAdvantage Platinum Pro or an AAdvantage Executive Platinum member, you can earn top-tier Globalist status if you stay 20 nights within that same period.

In either circumstance, upon completion of the required nights, you’ll maintain that status level through February 2025.

AAdvantage tiers below Platinum Pro are not eligible to earn top-tier Globalist status via this offer. Gold and Platinum AAdvantage members can only earn as high as Explorist status unless they complete the typical requirements as specified by World of Hyatt.

Hot Tip: If you earn World of Hyatt Globalist through this offer, you’re not eligible for a My Hyatt Concierge. This is only earned when you complete the typical requirements for earning Globalist.

Final Thoughts

If you’re an AAdvantage Gold or Platinum member with plans to stay at least 10 nights at Hyatt properties in the next few months, this promotion is a no-brainer, as you’ll earn mid-tier Explorist status through February 2025. However, we wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to complete the terms of this promotion.

Where it really gets interesting is if you’re a high-tier Platinum Pro or Executive Platinum AAdvantage member. In that case, it could make sense to devise a plan to rack up 20 stays within 90 days (award nights do count toward your tally), as World of Hyatt Globalist status offers considerable value and benefits.

Either way, remember to register before November 30 to give yourself a shot at earning this fast-track to World of Hyatt elite status!

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James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.


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November 21, 2021

A rep from the World of Hyatt program advised that the program earning period last until December 31st and that you would have until that time to qualify, regardless of the 90 day window from the time of registration. Is there any other way to confirm the validity of this statement?

Jarrod West

November 29, 2021

Hi Wayne,

You could contact another Hyatt rep to make sure they are giving you the same information.


November 29, 2022

I went to link my accounts and it says that they were already linked. I’m Explorist with Hyatt, but don’t see a link to register for the status match to AA Platinum…

Chris Hassan

November 29, 2022

Check under the promotions tab in your AA profile. This link will bring you there:


November 29, 2022

I only see the link to register to get Hyatt elite status when I go to the link you provided. I don’t see the link to use my Explorist status with Hyatt to get upgraded to AA Platinum. Should I contact AA for help with this. I contacted Hyatt and they didn’t seem to know how to help.

Chris Hassan

November 29, 2022

Once you link your Hyatt and AA account, go back to your AA profile and look under Promotions. Sometimes you need to scroll down as it can be hidden a bit. Logging out and in again may help as well.

Jenny Cheung

November 29, 2022

I have the exactly same problem as you.

Chris Hassan

November 30, 2022

If you just linked your accounts, you may need to wait until December 12 before the offer shows in your AA promotions.


December 15, 2022

I have linked my Hyatt Globalist account 1 week ago but I did not find the fast track under Promotions. I sent mail to Hyatt was told I need to check with AA. I sent mail to AA and was told I need to check with Hyatt….so I am looping. Is anyone having the same issue?

Katie Seemann

December 15, 2022

Hi Ray,
Yes, that can definitely happen. It was a pretty targeted promotion, so if it wasn’t in your AA promotions tab you’re out of luck. I didn’t get it either so I understand how frustrating that can be.

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