american aadvantage changes
Courtesy: AA

Over the last several weeks, pretty much everyone except Southwest and American Airlines have extended status. You can review all of the extensions below:

Courtesy: AA Newsroom

Finally, in nearly last place, American Airlines gets with the program and extends elite status.


Per today’s news release, AA is doing the following:

  • Extending elite status for AAdvantage members until Jan. 31, 2022.
  • Reducing elite status qualifications for 2020.
  • Extending Admirals Club® memberships purchased from American for 6 months.*
  • Introducing up to $400 special credits for future travel on American Airlines Vacations packages for elite members.**
  • Every dollar spent on an eligible AAdvantage co-branded credit card through the end of 2020 will count for one mile toward Million Miler℠ status.
  • Award reinstatement fees waived for travel through September 2020.

They’ve also reduced elite qualification requirements for 2020 if you aren’t getting status extended as follows:

Previous and new elite qualifications

Gold Platinum Platinum Pro Executive Platinum
EQD $3,000 $1,500 $6,000 $4,000 $9,000 $6,000 $15,000 $9,000
EQM 25,000 15,000 50,000 30,000 75,000 45,000 100,000 60,000
EQS 30 15 60 30 90 45 120 60

It’s all good news, right?

Nope. I noticed one really big GOTCHA in the release. It’s so big I need to make it a separate post. Check back in about 10 minutes….



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