Fast track status offer for American Airlines for non-elites

American Airlines is offering a fast track to status for non-elites. You must register by midnight on August 27, 2013 and enter in promo code H3TLI. The parameters are:

* Fly between September 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 on eligible airline. Eligible airlines include American Airlines, American Eagle®, American Connection® carrier, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines and Qantas flights, as well as eligible codeshare flights.
* Gold requires 6,000 Elite Qualifying Miles
* Platinum requires 12,000 Elite Qualifying Miles
* Executive Platinum requires 30,000 Elite Qualifying Miles

Status will be given through February 28, 2015.

I did not receive this offer by email, but decided to try it anyways. As a non-elite with American, I followed the link, entered in the promo code and got a confirmation of my enrollment by email. It’s always possible this is a targeted promotion – but receiving email confirmation makes me think that it’s open to anyone. Please post your experience in the comment section.



  1. when I put code “H3TLI” it says “error code” I am planning a trip before Dec. and would love to be able to get this offer. Can you help?. Thank you

  2. clarification – other bloggers pointed this out with respect to a similar promo. at this point, its unclear whether this one was targeted.

  3. you always get a confirmation email from aa when you try to sign up for a targeted promo. it has no relevance on whether youve successfully enrolled. this has been addressed by several other bloggers with respect to this same targeted promo.

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