As of February of this year, I will lose my Advantage Status unless I pay a boost of $649. Is it really worth the fee, I personally would like to fly and earn my Gold status the hard way, good old fashion flights?. If you are interested in Advantage Gold status, there are four ways to achieve it.
If you are lucky enough to be targeted, then this deal, then congratulations. The other three are:-Fly 30 Segments (Fly to 30 different airports in a calendar year)-Fly 25,000 Miles (Fly 25,000 miles in a calendar year)- Mileage Run (Fly the qualifying MQM’s to satisfy the challenge)
The perks of oneworld Ruby (Advantage Gold) are many but here are a few:
24 Hour notice of upgrades
25% Elite Mileage bonuses on flights
Check baggage waiver (1 bag)
Complimentary same day standby
Award processing charged waived (currently $75.)
*Perks are not limited to those mentioned above, it is merely a list of my favorite ones.
Click the link to read more on Oneworld Ruby (Advantage Gold)or visit www.aa.com
Update: As of 2017, there is also a $3000.00 spend the minimum to earn status along with either 25,000 miles flown or 30 segments.
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