AA Programs Help Frequent Flyers Become Elite

American Airlines is encouraging its frequent flyers to travel more with two special promotions geared toward putting them on a priority path to AAdvantage Gold, AAdvantage Platinum or AAdvantage Executive Platinum status, along with the opportunity to select from a list of extra rewards in recognition of their loyalty.

The Double Elite-Qualifying Miles promotion allows customers to earn twice the elite status qualifying miles when they fly on American Airlines, American Eagle, and AmericanConnection through December 15. Passengers will be able to reach elite status faster than normal, either for the first time or enabling them to re-qualify now for their current status through February 2011. Customers who qualify based on elite-qualifying miles need to accumulate 25,000 elite-qualifying miles for AAdvantage Gold status; 50,000 miles for AAdvantage Platinum; and 100,000 miles for AAdvantage Executive Platinum in a calendar year.

Furthermore, the Elite Rewards promotion gives American’s most loyal flyers the opportunity to add to the valuable benefits they already receive as an AAdvantage elite status member— and they can get there faster by combining this with American’s Double Elite-Qualifying Miles offer. The rewards vary based on the customer’s elite status level as of December 31, 2009.

AAdvantage Executive Platinum members who earn 125,000 or more elite-qualifying miles or points during 2009 will be eligible to select two of the following rewards: two one-way Systemwide Upgrades; one 1-Year Admirals Club membership; 25,000 AAdvantage bonus miles; and/or the opportunity to reward a friend with AAdvantage Gold status for one year.

AAdvantage Platinum members who earn 75,000 – 99,999 elite-qualifying miles or points during 2009 will be eligible to select one of the following rewards: four 500-mile upgrades; two Admirals Club One-Day passes; 15,000 AAdvantage bonus miles; or the opportunity to reward a friend with AAdvantage Gold status for one year.

AAdvantage Gold members who earn 40,000 – 49,999 elite-qualifying miles or points during 2009 will be eligible to select one of the following rewards: two 500-mile upgrades; one set of luggage tags; one Admirals Club One-Day Pass; or 7,500 AAdvantage bonus miles.

Visit www.aa.com/elite and use promotion code ELTRW.

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