For each elite status level that you earn, American Airlines will send you a small welcome kit introducing you to the status level, and including some goodies and pieces of information.
For 2015, I earned American Airlines Executive Platinum, which is their highest elite tier, requiring 100,000 miles of flying, 100,000 elite qualifying points or 100 (now 120) elite qualifying segments.
The packet arriving approximately 2 months after qualifying and was in a small envelope with the labeling “Executive Platinum” on the back.
Inside were three things:
- A welcome packet including luggage tags and membership card.
- Service recognition coupons
- Premium telephone list for around the world
In the kit itself was a short note from Suzanne Rubin, President of AAdvantage, 2 personalized luggage tags and a membership card, which can be used to access international lounges as a oneworld Emerald.
The packet described information about the 8 systemwide upgrades I received, and how to use them, in addition to their terms and conditions, though all of that info can also be found at aa.com, too.
The nicest part by far is the complimentary luggage tags, though I miss the old design a lot.
If you fly 100,000 miles a year, this is one of the things you can look forward too!
Want an American Airlines Platinum challenge? This membership card includes it as a free benefit.
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