American Airlines has extended the status of its
AAdvantage members until 31 January 2022 and reduced status
qualification requirements for 2020.
The airline has also extended Admirals Club
memberships purchased from American for 6 months, introduced up to $400 special credits for future
travel on American Airlines Vacations packages for elite members,
announced that every dollar spent on an eligible AAdvantage
co-branded credit card through the end of 2020 will count for one
mile toward Million Miles status, and waived award reinstatement fees for travel through
“We are grateful to our AAdvantage members and
want to show them that loyalty is a two-way street,” said Bridget
Blaise-Shamai, Vice President of Customer Loyalty & Insights and
President of the AAdvantage program. “When people are ready to fly
again, we will be there to help them reconnect with loved ones,
friends and colleagues.”
AAdvantage members will automatically receive an
extension of their current elite status through 31 January 2022.
The updates will be reflected in member accounts in a few weeks.
The airline has lowered AAdvantage elite
qualification requirements for all of 2020. AAdvantage members
will achieve status more easily during the current elite
qualifying year through lower Elite Qualifying Dollar (EQD), Elite
Qualifying Mile (EQM) and Elite Qualifying Segment (EQS)