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Just got an email offer from AA offering me the opportunity to buy Gold Advantage status until 1/18 for $749. I have only 10,000 toward the 25,000 annual EQMs completed with only award travel on AA scheduled. My question is this; ‘does American do this sort of thing often, and if so, is this price in line with usual practice for them?’ To be honest, I’m not sure Gold is worth that much anymore. Comments?
If this was earlier in the year, then I might say yes but, I really don’t think that Priority boarding and check in and 1 free checked bag is worth that much for ~2 months. Also, you don’t actually need 25,000 EQMs for gold if you fly 30 segments.
I got the same offer today to buy up to Platinum for $699. But, I am at 49,850 EQs. So for me, it is cheaper to do a quick status run.
I think the price is dependent on how close you are to the next level. But, agreed that Gold probably isn’t worth $750. Honestly, Platinum is tough to justify at $699.
I would pass.
Status really becomes valuable when you travel a lot. If you’re not going to use it, it’s just a vanity symbol.