2 Responses

  1. Anonymous
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    $645 for 90 days of top-tier status is a deal. AA wants you to purchase $25K of prepaid travel to “buy” top-tier status.

  2. Seth
    Seth at |

    It isn’t top-tier; US has a Chairman’s Preferred level above their Platinum. And it is only for 90 days while AA gets you status for longer. AA also has their 5/10K point challenges that one can do to make status there.

    I cannot figure out why you would pay the $645 (or even the $215 for silver) unless you are going to be flying on US a LOT and plan on qualifying for the status on a full year basis. I guess it isn’t a terrible deal to jump-start you if you’re actually going to do that, but I pity anyone who has to fly US that much. It is a pretty miserable experience at many levels.