Over the last several weeks, pretty much everyone except Southwest and American Airlines have extended status. You can review all of the extensions below:
- Delta is First US Airline to Extend Elite Status to 2022
- The Full United Elite Extension Details Plus More Great News
- Alaska Airlines Extends Elite Status to Dec 2021
- Marriott Extends Elite Status to Feb 2022
- Hyatt Extends Status, Suite Upgrade, and Club Access Awards
- Hilton is First Major US Hotel Program to Extend Status
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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|
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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