American & Hyatt Offering Status Fast Track Promo

American & Hyatt Offering Status Fast Track Promo

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American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt have a partnership that offers reciprocal benefits, and today the two programs have announced a new fast track opportunity for members to earn status more easily.

How the American & Hyatt partnership works

In 2019 American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt launched a partnership, offering reciprocal benefits for members of both loyalty programs. The concept of airlines and hotels teaming up makes sense, since those who fly a lot are also likely to stay at hotels a lot, and vice versa.

With this partnership, registered members can receive the following perks:

  • American AAdvantage elite members can earn one AAdvantage mile per dollar spent with Hyatt
  • World of Hyatt elite members can earn one World of Hyatt point per dollar spent with American
  • American AAdvantage Concierge Key members (invitation only) receive complimentary Globalist status with Hyatt
  • World of Hyatt Explorist and Globalist members “may, from time to time, be selected for the opportunity to participate in offers to earn AAdvantage elite status” (for example, in 2019 we saw many Hyatt Globalist members get Executive Platinum status)

As you can see, typically the only “guaranteed” status is that Concierge Key members receive Globalist status, while there’s no consistent opportunities for Hyatt elite members to receive American status.

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American & Hyatt offering reciprocal status opportunities

Starting today (July 13, 2021), American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt are introducing a promotion allowing eligible members of both programs to get a fast track to elite status in the partner’s program based on qualifying activity.

Note that while this is being launched today, you don’t have to start the fast track right away. You’ll have 90 days from the time of registration to complete activity, so you’ll want to time registration around your travels. Let’s go over some of the details of this promotion.

AAdvantage fast track for World of Hyatt elite members

With this promotion, eligible World of Hyatt Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist members, can register for an AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, or Platinum Pro fast track, depending on their qualifying activity.

Here are the basic terms:

  • You must register by September 30, 2021
  • Qualifying AAdvantage activity has to be completed within three months of registration
  • If successful, status will be valid through January 2023
  • This is valid for flights marketed and operated by American Airlines

Different accounts seem to be targeted for different offers, so you’ll have to log into your account to see what you’re eligible for. For what it’s worth, during similar past promotions, the requirements to maintain status beyond 90 days have been as follows (please report back if your account shows something different, because accounts do seem to have varying offers):

  • To earn AAdvantage Gold status, earn 700 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) and either 6,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) OR seven Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs)
  • To earn AAdvantage Platinum status, earn 1,500 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) and either 12,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) OR 14 Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs)
  • To earn AAdvantage Platinum Pro status, earn 2,300 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) and either 18,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) OR 21 Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs)
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World of Hyatt fast track for AAdvantage elite members

With this promotion, AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Executive Platinum members, can register for a World of Hyatt fast track, which can earn them World of Hyatt Explorist or Globalist status, depending on their qualifying activity.

Here are the basic terms:

  • You must register by September 30, 2021
  • Qualifying World of Hyatt activity has to be completed within 90 days of registration
  • Members will receive trial Explorist status, and then can maintain Explorist or Globalist status through February 2023 based on qualifying activity
  • Only eligible rates qualify, including award nights

While different accounts may be targeted for different offers, it appears that the standard offer for maintaining status beyond 90 days is as follows:

  • To maintain World of Hyatt Explorist status, earn 10 qualifying nights
  • To earn World of Hyatt Globalist status, earn 20 qualifying nights

While that is indeed a fast track, keep in mind that World of Hyatt has reduced elite requirements by 50% this year, so in 2021 Globalist status only requires 30 nights over the course of the entire year. Furthermore, Milestone Rewards are tied directly to the number of elite nights earned, so you wouldn’t receive all Globalist perks if you qualify through this method.

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Bottom line

American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt have launched a status fast track promotion, giving elite members of each program the opportunity to earn reciprocal status in other program. For many people this promotion could be well worth it.

Anyone taking advantage of this reciprocal American & Hyatt status fast track opportunity? 

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  1. Mike Guest

    My offer (as a Discoverist) was a fast track to Gold, which is extra helpful as a Lifetime Gold.

  2. Adam Guest

    Is it possible to see the offer without officially registering? I don't want to start the clock today.

    1. Dave Guest

      yes if you go to promotions in you AAvantage account you'll see it. you dont have to activate yet

  3. D3kingg Guest

    I’m dying to get out of Wyndham rewards and into Hyatt. I’m American Platinum Pro and Wyndham Diamond . Why is life so confusing ? As soon as I hit the 30K spend with AA credit cards I’m applying for the Hyatt credit card but I also have AMEX gold. I’ve only been doing these miles and points tricks for about 5 years. Credit score 720.

  4. Hunter Guest

    I am AA Gold and Hyatt Explorist. I can see the option to accelerate status with Hyatt, but it does not appear that I have the opportunity to accelerate status with AA. Any reason why that might be the case?

  5. Ben Guest

    Qatar flights really don't count for this promo?

  6. monopod Guest

    From my offer, seems like some partner flights are eligible.

    Qualifying EQDs, EQMs and EQSs are earned when you fly on eligible tickets for flights operated by American Airlines or marketed by American, American Eagle®, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, JetBlue and Qantas.

  7. Willem Guest

    Unfortunately well on my way to Alaska 75K, otherwise I might have been interested in actually going for this one

  8. Jules Guest

    Getting the message 'Our system is having trouble. Please try again or come back later.' on aa.com when trying to register. Anyone else?

  9. Mark Guest

    As an Explorist, I got an offer to upgrade ot... Explorist... gee thanks

  10. RF Guest

    Got the Gold & Platinum offer but not Platinum Pro.

  11. Jeff Guest

    I'm AA Gold (previous EXP but less travel for last couple years) and Hyatt Explorist. I'm offered AA Plat for $1500 EQDs and either 12,000 EQMs or 14 EQSs within 3 months of registration. That makes no sense in my situation as I'm only 8,000 EQMs away from making Plat on my own without this offer (and fewer than 1,000 EQDs). You'd think their tech would be smart enough to figure that out and not...

    I'm AA Gold (previous EXP but less travel for last couple years) and Hyatt Explorist. I'm offered AA Plat for $1500 EQDs and either 12,000 EQMs or 14 EQSs within 3 months of registration. That makes no sense in my situation as I'm only 8,000 EQMs away from making Plat on my own without this offer (and fewer than 1,000 EQDs). You'd think their tech would be smart enough to figure that out and not even offer it.

    Also offered Plat Pro if I spend $2300 EQDs and either 18,000 EQMs or 21 EQSs. That offer actually does make sense and would save me roughly 1,000 EQDs and 10,000 EQMs, but doubt I'll travel that much rest of this year. Now that Plat Pro is Oneworld Emerald might be worth it to try.

  12. Gabe Guest

    So award nights will count toward the 20 nights needed for globalist?

  13. Franklin Guest

    As an exp flyer, I can say this is exceptionally unappealing.

  14. fatty380 Member

    Look like Alaska flight won’t count toward promotion? Argh.

  15. Vivek Doshi Guest

    Hyatt Globalist Member here and here is my offer.

    Earn $700 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) and either 6,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) or 7 Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) for Gold status
    Earn $1,500 EQDs and either 12,000 EQMs or 14 EQSs for Platinum status
    Earn $2,300 EQDs and either 18,000 EQMs or 21 EQSs for Platinum Pro status

  16. JJ Guest

    Do you get the status right away or after fulfilling the requirements for AA fast track?

  17. Miski Guest

    Got this offer:
    - Earn $700 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) and either 6,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) or 7 Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) for Gold status
    - Earn $1,500 EQDs and either 12,000 EQMs or 14 EQSs for Platinum status

  18. Bobo Guest

    My offer as a Hyatt Globalist is 2,300 EQD and 18,000 EQM for Platinum Pro. Maybe my OneWorld Emerald status on Alaska affects the offer, maybe not?

    1. Sb Guest

      Register by September 30, 2021, and complete the qualifying activity below within 3 months of registering and you’ll enjoy AAdvantage® Platinum Pro elite status through January 2023:

      Zero status with AA or OW at all got same thing:

      Earn $700 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) and either 6,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) or 7 Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) for Gold status
      Earn $1,500 EQDs and either 12,000 EQMs or 14 EQSs for Platinum status
      ...

      Register by September 30, 2021, and complete the qualifying activity below within 3 months of registering and you’ll enjoy AAdvantage® Platinum Pro elite status through January 2023:

      Zero status with AA or OW at all got same thing:

      Earn $700 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) and either 6,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) or 7 Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) for Gold status
      Earn $1,500 EQDs and either 12,000 EQMs or 14 EQSs for Platinum status
      Earn $2,300 EQDs and either 18,000 EQMs or 21 EQSs for Platinum Pro status

  19. khatl Guest

    These always appear one way i.e. there is no stay at Hyatt x times and earn American status.

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Dave Guest

yes if you go to promotions in you AAvantage account you'll see it. you dont have to activate yet

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Mike Guest

My offer (as a Discoverist) was a fast track to Gold, which is extra helpful as a Lifetime Gold.

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Adam Guest

Is it possible to see the offer without officially registering? I don't want to start the clock today.

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