Starting today, July 13, eligible World of Hyatt and AAdvantage elite members who have linked their World of Hyatt and AAdvantage® accounts can register and complete qualifying activity in order to fast track to elite tier status in the reciprocal program.
First, Link your Hyatt and AAdvantage accounts
Second: Register to fast track to elite status by September 30, 2021
Third: Complete the challenge within 3 months to upgrade status through January 2023
AAdvantage® Fast Track Challenge:
Eligible World of Hyatt Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist members can register by September 30, 2021, and complete the qualifying challenge within three months of registration to upgrade their AAdvantage® status through January 2023.
- Depending on their current AAdvantage ® status, eligible members will receive more information on the qualifying AAdvantage® activity they need to complete in order to upgrade to Gold, Platinum or Platinum Pro status.
- Qualifying activity is earned when a member flies on eligible tickets for flights marketed and operated by American Airlines or American Eagle.
- Once earned, members can enjoy elite benefits like priority boarding, free checked bags, elite mileage bonus, preferred seats and complimentary upgrades.
World of Hyatt Trial Tier Offer:
Eligible AAdvantage® Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum members can register by September 30, 2021, to immediately start enjoying trial Explorist status for 90 days following registration.
- Eligible AAdvantage® members can complete the qualifying World of Hyatt challenge activity within the first 90 days of registering to achieve World of Hyatt Explorist or Globalist status through February 2023.
- Qualifying activity is earned when a member books an eligible rate or award night through Hyatt channels.
- Once earned, members can enjoy elite benefits like a dedicated check-in area, late check-out upon request, room upgrades and club lounge access or complimentary breakfast.
SO OKAY, WHERE ARE WE GOING WITH THIS?
First, plan out when to register. Don’t register immediately because you have 90 days to complete the challenge. So, if you’re interested in the AA fast track challenge and you’re not planning on flying on an AA flight until September 1, wait to register. The same holds true for if you are interested in the Hyatt Tier Offer and you’re not planning on staying at a Hyatt hotel until September 1.
Second, this all sounds fine and dandy, but what exactly are the terms of the fast track challenge and the trial tier offer?
Since, I already have Globalist status with Hyatt, and Executive Platinum status with AA, this challenge probably will not benefit me. However, my boyfriend has Discoverist status with Hyatt (from the Chase WOH Credit Card) and no status with AA. We do have a few flights planned – depending on the EQD and EQM requirements, perhaps he’ll benefit from this promo and get Gold AAdvantage status. Perhaps he won’t. We need to see the actual requirements.
The prior promotions involving reciprocal matches and fast track challenges between Hyatt and AA have generally been very generous, so I’m assuming this one will be as well. People with top status at both Hyatt and AA will be annoyed, those with status at only one will rejoice. And so it goes.