I emailed AAdvantage customer service and requested a status match and they replied within 1 business day with the following challenge (which will frankly impossible for me to meet given the global shutdown in business travel, so I will defer my acceptance to another time). Courteous, succinct, transparent, and professional:
We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to enjoy AAdvantage® Executive Platinum status for 3 months. During this trial period, we challenge you to meet the following requirements to retain your status:
- Earn a minimum of $5,000 elite qualifying dollars (EQDs)
- Fly 35,000 elite qualifying miles (EQMs) OR 40 elite qualifying segments (EQSs) on AA, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Qantas or Japan Airlines.
If you successfully meet these requirements during your trial 3-month period, we will extend your Executive Platinum membership through January 31, 2022 and deposit 4 systemwide upgrades in your account.
If you are interested in this special offer, please reply with your acceptance and the date you'd like to begin. We suggest a start date at least 48 hours in advance of travel. We're happy to schedule the start of your 3 month trial within the next 10 business days. Beyond that, we ask that you wait and contact us again closer to your expected travel date as this offer is subject to change.