Some Hyatt elites getting AA Executive Platinum

Earlier today, One Mile at a Time reported on the fact that some Flyertalk members with Hyatt Globalist status have been reporting being targeted to receive American Airlines Executive Platinum status. That’s awesome for those targeted. However, if you haven’t yet received a phone call from Hyatt, it might be worth proactively reaching out to your Hyatt Concierge as we’ve received one report of a member being targeted this way.

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A targeted offer, but reaching out may be worth an email

While the AA and Hyatt partnership has meant some opportunities for reciprocal earning and targeted status challenges, the new reports are from Hyatt Globalist members who have been contacted by Hyatt about being targeted to receive American Airlines Executive Platinum status. Those targeted reported receiving a phone call from Hyatt.

However, we received a report from a reader who proactively reached out to his concierge about American Airlines status and was successful in being targeted. Here’s what he reported:

I emailed my hyatt concierge asking about my globalist status meaning some type of status with American. An hour later she wrote back saying she needed to talk on the phone with me. She later called me and said she had “very good news” about it. Offered me AA Executive platinum status until Feb 2021.

Getting AA’s top-tier status through February 2021 with your Globalist status is a great deal. While I’m not much of an airline status chaser myself, I can certainly recognize the value in being able to choose preferred seats and have access to dedicated customer service in times of irregular operations. Executive Platinum status ordinarily requires 100,000 flown miles and $15,000 qualifying dollars, so getting that level of status for free is a pretty generous gift.

I highly doubt that this will be extended to everyone who asks for it, but it may be worth an email to see if being a squeaky wheel can get you some grease.

H/T: Reader R / One Mile at a Time

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Who are these idiots that reach out to a blog to share information/unicorns?


I tried the reciprocal and then after I started Hyatt said they would not honor. This was a joke.


Good for u I’m happy with the 5% bonus on the AA bus card if I reup .U can’t get everything for FREE !!!