Act Fast: World of Hyatt Elites Earn Instant Status Match with American Airlines

by Anthony Losanno
Hyatt AA

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Hyatt and American Airlines entered a partnership in 2019 that offered elite members of both programs the opportunity to earn bonus points and miles.

World of Hyatt (WOH) elite members earn one WOH point for every eligible dollar spent on qualifying American Airlines flights. This in addition to the miles earned as an AAdvantage® member.

Members who are elite in both programs (Gold elite and above with American) can earn bonuses on both American Airlines flights and Hyatt hotels stays.  You’ll earn one AAdvantage® Base Mile for every eligible dollar spent on qualifying Hyatt stays. This in addition to the points earned as a World of Hyatt member.

Now American is sweetening the partnership a bit (which is about time since World of Hyatt gives out Globalist status to ConciergeKey members).

Hyatt AA Status

The Deal

World of Hyatt Explorist and Globalist members can link their World of Hyatt and American AAdvantage® accounts (if they haven’t already done so and been taking advantage of the bonus points/miles) by December 12th and then register for this status offer by December 28th to enjoy it for four months (the registration is found under the Promotions section of your American AAdvantage® account.

During the first four months (after registration), members can complete qualifying activities to maintain or achieve a higher AAdvantage® status than what is granted.

    • Explorist members start with AAdvantage Platinum® status and must earn at least 25,000 Loyalty Points to maintain AAdvantage Platinum®
    • Globalist members start with AAdvantage Platinum Pro® status and must earn at least 42,000 Loyalty Points to maintain AAdvantage Platinum Pro®
    • Explorist and Globalist members can level up to  AAdvantage Executive Platinum® status in their next four months of Instant Status Pass by earning at least 67,000 Loyalty Points

After the first four months, members must continue to earn Loyalty Points in order to keep their status. If flying isn’t on the table, you can earn Loyalty Points through credit card spend and shopping portals since American recently changed the program to include this activity.

Higher AA Status

Anthony’s Take:

I have had my accounts linked for some time and earn bonus points when I fly American (which is pretty infrequent). I signed up for the instant status because there is a chance I might travel on American or a OneWorld airline where I can use the Emerald status that comes with Platinum Pro. I doubt that I’ll meet the requirements above but see no harm in having the status in case I do use it.

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