Update on Elite AAdvantage status & more

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.


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