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 perks. This offers some consistent benefits, and we also sometimes see reciprocal status fast track opportunities. We’ve just seen a new reciprocal status opportunity introduced, giving American elites access to a Hyatt fast track, and giving Hyatt elites access to an American fast track.

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”

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.

American & Hyatt have an awesome partnership

Hyatt status fast track for American elites

Thanks to a promotion, AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Executive Platinum members, can register for a World of Hyatt status 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 November 30, 2023
  • Qualifying World of Hyatt activity has to be completed within 90 days of registration (so you’ll want to time registration, since the “clock” starts when you register)
  • Members will receive trial Explorist status, and then can maintain Explorist or Globalist status through February 2025 based on qualifying activity
  • Only eligible rates qualify, including award nights

You need to complete the following number of nights within 90 days to maintain status through February 2025:

  • To maintain World of Hyatt Explorist status, earn 10 qualifying nights
  • To earn World of Hyatt Globalist status, earn 20 qualifying nights (only Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum, and Concierge Key members are eligible for the Globalist status challenge)
World of Hyatt fast track for AAdvantage elites

Essentially this fast track requires you to earn one-third of the typical elite nights in one-quarter of the year. A couple of further things to note:

Get room upgrades as a World of Hyatt elite member

American status fast track for Hyatt elites

While the above offer is published for all eligible members, there’s a more targeted opportunity for World of Hyatt elites to also get a status fast track with American AAdvantage. This is available to select AAdvantage members who have their World of Hyatt and AAdvantage accounts linked. If you’re eligible, you should see an exclusive offer listed in the “promotions” tab in your AAdvantage account, on aa.com.

Instant Status Pass promo showing on aa.com

I’m sure there are different offers out there based on whether you have World of Hyatt Explorist or Globalist status. For Globalist members, it seems like the most common offer is as follows (I can’t guarantee that this is what everyone will see):

  • Register by October 12, 2023
  • You then receive Platinum Pro status for a period of four months, and it will be reflected in your account almost immediately
  • You can then maintain Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, or Executive Platinum status, based on earning a certain number of Loyalty Points in four months (essentially one-third of the usual requirements in one-third of the time)
  • You can then extend the status by another four months, by doing the same
  • If you meet these Loyalty Points thresholds for three consecutive periods (equal to 12 months), then your status will be valid for the following membership year

Here are the Loyalty Points requirements to maintain status over the course of a four month period:

  • Earn Gold status with 13,000 Loyalty Points
  • Earn Platinum status with 25,000 Loyalty Points
  • Earn Platinum Pro status with 42,000 Loyalty Points
  • Earn Executive Platinum status with 67,000 Loyalty Points
American AAdvantage fast track for World of Hyatt elites

This is essentially a version of American’s Instant Status Pass program, but without an enrollment fee. This could be a great way for people to earn status with American, and yes, credit card spending does count toward this.

Get first class upgrades as an AAdvantage elite member

Bottom line

American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt have an awesome partnership, and as part of that, they’re now offering reciprocal status opportunities. American AAdvantage elite members can participate in a World of Hyatt status fast track, while World of Hyatt elite members can participate in an American AAdvantage status fast track. These offers have the potential to be a great deal.

Anyone taking advantage of these status fast track opportunities?

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  1. DSF1991 Guest

    I am Hyatt Globalist, trying to keep it, and AA Exec Plat. Do elite nights earned through Hyatt Visa count towards the 20 night challenge?

  2. Lisa1SRQ New Member

    The link will not let me register, any advise.?
    Lisa

  3. JohnF Guest

    I am a Golbalist who got temporary AA Plat Pro status after previously having no AA status. This opened up enhanced Loyalty Point bonus when booking hotels through AA.com's hotel booking portal. This bonus is only available for people with both an AA credit card and AA status.

    I just made two hotel bookings for next month that should give 25000 LP once completed. This should be enough to (1) Extend AA status as...

    I am a Golbalist who got temporary AA Plat Pro status after previously having no AA status. This opened up enhanced Loyalty Point bonus when booking hotels through AA.com's hotel booking portal. This bonus is only available for people with both an AA credit card and AA status.

    I just made two hotel bookings for next month that should give 25000 LP once completed. This should be enough to (1) Extend AA status as Platinum for an additional 4 months under the challenge, and (2) top off my account through normal qualification for AA Gold through next year after the status challenge ends.

  4. steve64 Guest

    Another Hyatt Globalist with no AA status who is now PlatPro.
    I received 2 emails (one from Hyatt & one from AA) on Sept 14 advising me I qualified for the promo. This was the same day that Delta announced changes in elite qualification and reduced lounge benefits from premium credit cards.

    I don't think becoming eligible on that date was a coincidence.
    I've been steady Hyatt Globalist since well before the AA...

    Another Hyatt Globalist with no AA status who is now PlatPro.
    I received 2 emails (one from Hyatt & one from AA) on Sept 14 advising me I qualified for the promo. This was the same day that Delta announced changes in elite qualification and reduced lounge benefits from premium credit cards.

    I don't think becoming eligible on that date was a coincidence.
    I've been steady Hyatt Globalist since well before the AA partnership started. I was eligible for an AA match then, but since have never been notified of eligibility again until Sep 14.

  5. Matt S Guest

    I am Hyatt Globalist with no AA status. When I registered I was instantly given Platinum Pro and I flew that week with AA. I was able to choose any seat that normally costs $ and I was auto added to the complimentary upgrade list, which I missed out on at the gate as #5 with only 1 seat available. Definitely happy to have the status but unfortunately there are no plans to fly enough to maintain.

    1. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

      Yeah, your 12 month rolling Loyalty Point amount is what is the "tie breaker" for upgrades. So the 4 members in front of You might have 100 LP's from doing a survey or filling up a gas tank and got that upgrade ahead of You. There are definitely a few "big fish" out there like small business owners that put MILLIONS on CC's and they get upgraded 100% of the time.

  6. Steve Diamond

    4 free months of platinum for me! While i will never get upgraded flying out of dfw i will enjoy free bags for my traveling party. Going to save me $240 on two ski trips this winter!

  7. Greg Guest

    Neither status at the mid tier is very exciting in my opinion. As a lifetime Platinum I got the offer to get explorist but what's the point. Very few Hyatt Regency Clubs open anymore. Going the other way I usually book whomever has the lowest price and the few times I fly AA Platinum status has not brought me any significantly better treatment.

    1. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

      In reality, all lower and mid level loyalty program levels (with ANY company) ate just about 1) earning more points of whatever currency 2) getting free bags/earlier check-in/boarding. You realistically won't get better treatment as as Avis Gold or Spirit Silver or whatever else. "Platinum" hasn't guaranteed anything above what I mentioned above for a decade plus.

  8. Andrew Diamond

    I'll say I do appreciate that the suite upgrades are tied to milestones. I kind of disliked it at first, but over time it does give actual loyal Hyatt guests some slight advantage.

  9. relidtm Member

    Got fast tracked also thanks to this article I had no idea. If I got the Citi AAdvantage Executive with the bonus would that count ?
    Meaning if I signed up for the credit card did the spending requirements would I have completed the challenge?

    1. steve64 Guest

      Credit card sign-up bonus doesn't earn AA Loyalty Points, thus does not qualify.
      Also, "category spend bonus" points do not qualify (again because they don't earn AA LPs). So $500 spend on an AA ticket (including all taxes/fees) may earn you 100 miles, but only 500 LPs.

      I think the only 'bonus' LPs that count are those earned by physically flying.
      So if the $500 ticket above breaks down to $450 in airfare...

      Credit card sign-up bonus doesn't earn AA Loyalty Points, thus does not qualify.
      Also, "category spend bonus" points do not qualify (again because they don't earn AA LPs). So $500 spend on an AA ticket (including all taxes/fees) may earn you 100 miles, but only 500 LPs.

      I think the only 'bonus' LPs that count are those earned by physically flying.
      So if the $500 ticket above breaks down to $450 in airfare & airline imposed fess plus $50 taxes & govt fees, then a non-AA elite member would earn $450 * 5 Miles and the same amount of LPs. Those 2250 LPs would count. The "*5" multiplier increases with each higher elite level. Whatever the multiplier is for you, all those LPs will count.

  10. niknak New Member

    Im an Explorist and got the offer to get AA Plat so I think depends on the status level

  11. PCT Member

    I should think if they are offering Globalist status to CK then they should be offering at the least, Executive Platinum to CC. Of course CK for CC would be even better but I’m not gonna hold my breath…….!!

  12. Ivan Guest

    Hey Ben, This looks very similar to normal AA status challenge requirements that to my understanding anyone can request but I guess it's a free challenge for Globalists. Can you identify any other differences?

    I don't have any status on AA and it's not important to me as I don't fly with the airline enough to care. I would love to get globalist however.

    Do you happen to know if I do an AA...

    Hey Ben, This looks very similar to normal AA status challenge requirements that to my understanding anyone can request but I guess it's a free challenge for Globalists. Can you identify any other differences?

    I don't have any status on AA and it's not important to me as I don't fly with the airline enough to care. I would love to get globalist however.

    Do you happen to know if I do an AA status challenge for Platinum Pro, then complete the required 20 nights at the Hyatt would I receive globalist? There's some great mattress running opportunities using the Hyatt 3 night promos.

  13. VitaliU Gold

    I’m a globalist with Hyatt and received the invitation to register for the PP status. I won’t be using it, since I’m a one world emerald with a non-US airline. I prefer that over even the Executive Platinum status with AA.

  14. Mike Guest

    I've got Explorist and AA gold and haven't been targetted for the AA PP promotion. Im sad about it because I literally just flew AA yesterday, have trips booked on AA at the end of this month and international in December! Hopefully, I get an offer soon so I can keep my AA status past March of next year

  15. ORDFLYER Guest

    Do rooms booked on points count as qualifying?

  16. Erasmus Guest

    I'm a Globalist who currently is Gold on AA. I registered for an "Instant Status Pass" and am now PP, with 120 days to earn enough LP to keep status for the next quarter. Which status depends on the number of LPs, but, for example, I can earn EXP for the next quarter if I book 67K LPs this quarter.

  17. Anthony Diamond

    I am currently still on a American fast track status challenge earned through Hyatt for the upcoming elite year - mine was originally for Platinum, but I let it fall to Gold. However, Gold is still valuable in AA (especially if you fly AA at all), so I will complete the challenge over the next 90 days or so. I also received the status challenge back to Hyatt for Explorist - I would have to...

    I am currently still on a American fast track status challenge earned through Hyatt for the upcoming elite year - mine was originally for Platinum, but I let it fall to Gold. However, Gold is still valuable in AA (especially if you fly AA at all), so I will complete the challenge over the next 90 days or so. I also received the status challenge back to Hyatt for Explorist - I would have to stay 10 nights to keep Explorist through February 2025. I don't know if I will do that, but we will see. Currently I have Explorist until February 2024.

    It seems like if you keep at least Gold or Explorist in AA/Hyatt respectively, you will get these status challenges back and forth between the programs based on whatever level you are.

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Ivan Guest

yes

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ORDFLYER Guest

Do rooms booked on points count as qualifying?

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Erasmus Guest

I'm a Globalist who currently is Gold on AA. I registered for an "Instant Status Pass" and am now PP, with 120 days to earn enough LP to keep status for the next quarter. Which status depends on the number of LPs, but, for example, I can earn EXP for the next quarter if I book 67K LPs this quarter.

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