This is officially a targeted offer, but I was able to register for it despite not being targeted.
After registering it says, “Congratulations! ANA Mileage Club Upgrade Request Complete.” “You’ll soon be enjoying the benefits of Platinum ANA Mileage Club status. Please allow four to six weeks for the upgrade to be applied to your ANA Mileage Club account. Offer is valid for recipient only. Invitation and offer is non-transferable and status matches cannot be bought or sold.”
As I’m not targeted I highly doubt that I’ll actually get the Platinum status, but it’s worth a shot.
ANA is one of my favorite airlines and Platinum members get upgrades to Premium Economy and many other benefits when flying ANA. More valuable for non-ANA flyers is that it comes with Star Alliance Gold status.
-With Star Alliance Gold you get an extra free bag on all Star Alliance airlines and United extends the extra bag to all of your companions as well.
-When you have Star Alliance Gold status from United you can’t access any of their lounges when traveling domestically, but when you have Star Alliance Gold status from a foreign carrier like ANA you can access United lounges even when flying domestically! You can access over 1,000 lounges worldwide.
-Star Alliance Gold status also gets you priority baggage handling, priority checkin, priority security, priority boarding, priority waitlisting, etc.
-When flying on United having Star Alliance Gold status will allow you to make the free same-day confirmed changes to your flight when done in the online check-in process.
Be sure to report back if you see Platinum status show up on your ANA account!