As anticipated, American Airlines has followed United & Delta by announcing the extension of benefits for its Elite AAdvantage members. Below is a summary of the benefits:
- Any Elite status is automatically extended until January 31, 2022.
- All available systemwide upgrades in an account are valid until July 31, 2021.
- Travelers will be able to requalify for status in 2020 with lower Elite Qualifying Doller (EQD), Elite Qualifying Mile (EQM), and Elite Qualifying Segment (EQS) requirements.
- Members receive waived reinstatement and change charges for awards booked by May 31, 2020 for travel through September 30, 2020.