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Today we are talking about the AAdvantage Platinum Challenge and how you can obtain this status till January 2021 with just one flight and a small cash output.

This time we are using Buenos Aires as an example and a deal that allows you to fly in Premium Economy non-stop to Madrid and accumulate enough EQMs and EQDs to maintain Platinum Status (OneWorld Sapphire) till 2021.

Sample Flights

You would earn as a base flyer: 12504  RDMs 18756  EQMs  2500 EQDs

AAdvantage Platinum status Challenge Requirements:

  • Earn 12,500 Elite Qualifying Miles / EQM OR fly 16 Elite Qualifying Segments in three consecutive months AND earn $2,000 in Elite Qualifying Dollars within a three month period AND pay a non-refundable fee:
  • $180 PLATINUM challenge without interim status
  • $380 PLATINUM challenge with interim Gold status
  • $480 PLATINUM challenge with interim Platinum status

      Rules: To qualify, EQM must be earned on flights marketed* by AA's Joint Business Venture partners: AA American Airlines, AY FinnairBA British Airways, IB Iberia and JL Japan Airlines

      Benefits of AAdvantage Platinum Status
      • Complimentary upgrades on flights under 500 miles, subject to availability
      • 60% bonus on travel flown
      • Upgrades with 500 mile certificates, confirmed as much as 48 hours prior to departure
      • Priority check-in, security, baggage, and boarding
      • Two free checked bags
      • Complimentary standby
      • Complimentary main cabin extra
      • Waived close-in award booking fee
      • Lounge access when traveling internationally
      Want to learn more about how to travel like this for economy prices or have any questions regarding miles / points or flights. Reach out to the team here at PremiumCabinDeals.com and follow us on Instagram!


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