American Airlines made this announcement:
The American Airlines AAdvantage® loyalty program is making qualifying for Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum even more rewarding in 2021 with the introduction of elite choice rewards. Eligible members can select a reward from a curated menu to thank them for their continued loyalty. Elite choice rewards gives members the opportunity to choose the reward they value most, whether that’s a systemwide upgrade, an Admirals Club® One-Day Pass or bonus AAdvantage miles.
“Our Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum members spend almost as much time in the air as they do on the ground,” said Rick Elieson, President of the AAdvantage program. “We’re extremely grateful American is their airline of choice and providing more flexibility with elite choice rewards is another way we’re showing our appreciation for the time they spend with us.”
Rewarding our most loyal members
Upon qualifying for the Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum tiers in 2021, eligible members will receive an email with an invitation to select their reward. Members can also find and choose their rewards under the Gifts and Rewards section of their AAdvantage account.
Starting in early 2021, Platinum Pro members will also receive oneworld Emerald status with the oneworld Alliance, the world’s fastest growing and most highly rated global airline alliance. Members will enjoy additional perks such as first class priority check-in, access to first and business class lounges, fast track at select security lanes, higher priority for waitlists and standby, priority boarding and priority baggage handling when they travel on our oneworld partner airlines.
A more rewarding 2021
Earlier this year, American announced that every member has a head start on earning elite status in 2021 with three extra months to earn toward elite qualification. Members who also hold AAdvantage credit cards have an extra path to earning status as American will waive the elite qualifying dollar requirement for Gold, Platinum and Platinum Pro if members spend $30,000 on purchases with their eligible AAdvantage credit cards.
Recently, American eliminated service charges when members book an award ticket through Reservations and members now pay no fee to have miles redeposited into their AAdvantage account when their travel plans change. Mileage expiration is also paused through June 30, 2021.
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