Expired AA Miles? Take The Re-Engage ChAAlenge!

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I admit it, I let my some 170,000 of my mom’s AA miles expire. But c’mon I’ve got miles and points in dozens of programs, can I really be expected to track my entire family’s miles as well? (I’ve since added my entire family’s mileage programs to my own mileage spreadsheet.)

Fine, my bad, but not to worry though, AA has an unpublished program called the “Re-Engage ChAAlenge!”

Sure AA has a published Reactivate miles program, but it’s prohibitively pricey…

So you probably know about AA’s Elite ChAAlenge which started costing money as of last October.

But AA also has a ChAAlenge to let you reactivate your miles for free.

There are 3 levels of the Re-Engage ChAAlenge. You have 1 year to complete the ChAAlenge from the date you sign up.
Sign up by simply calling AAdvantage customer service at 800-882-8880, say “AAdvantage account,” and ask for the Re-Engage ChAAlenge. They will send you an email with a PDF telling you exactly what you need to do to unexpire your miles. When you complete the requirements just call them back at the same number.

Re-Engage ChAAlenge Level 1: For reinstating 1-50,000 miles:
-You must subscribe to AAdvantage eSummary and AAdvantage Promotions email for 3 months.
And any one of the following:
Option 1: Open a new AA credit card and spend $750 on it.
Option 2: Earn 5,000 AA miles from a minimum of 3 AA partners. (See mileagemaximizer.com for tips)
Option 3: Fly on a round trip AA flight of at least 750 miles each way.

Re-Engage ChAAlenge Level 2: For reinstating 50,001-200,000 miles:
-You must subscribe to AAdvantage eSummary and AAdvantage Promotions email for 3 months.
-You must open a new AA credit card and spend $750 on it.
And either of the following:
Option 1: Earn 5,000 AA miles from a minimum of 3 AA partners. (See mileagemaximizer.com for tips)
Option 2: Fly on a round trip AA flight of at least 750 miles each way.

Re-Engage ChAAlenge Level 3: For reinstating 200,001 or more miles:
-You must subscribe to AAdvantage eSummary and AAdvantage Promotions email for 3 months.
-You must open a new AA credit card and spend $750 on it.
And either of the following:
Option 1: Earn 10,000 AA miles from a minimum of 3 AA partners. (See mileagemaximizer.com for tips)
Option 2: Fly on 2 round trip AA flights of at least 750 miles each way.

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levi

I recently had 35,000 miles that expired. I had them reactivated by taking a ONE WAY flight from ORD-MIA

Dan/Ctownbochur

@levi:
How did they let that fly? Did they not confirm that you met the requirements?

levi

I told them that I already booked with another airline, but I’m willing to cancel and book with AA if they allow this “one time exeption” so they notated my account that they will allow it and about a week after the flight I called in and had my miles reactivated.

eyal

would it be a similar plan for united, I have a lot of expired miles???

dknj

I have 150000 american express platinum points how could I get the best for my money????

Josh

I called AA and the current Re-Engage ChAAlenge requires you to also pay $30.

Ari

Added info: miles have to have expired (not earned, but expired) at most 5 years from now.
And the rep told me today that there is no lower mileage limit on the round-trip flight needed to earn the miles back.

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