American Promotion: Double Elite Qualifying Miles

by James Andrew Scott on November 5, 2012

in AAdvantage, American Airlines, Deals

Earn Double Elite Qualifying Miles with AA Through December 31

As an an apology for their recent operational woes, American Airlines recently announced something rather rare and unexpected–double elite qualifying miles on all flights flown through the end of the year.  All you need to do is register for the promotion here (promotion code: AATHX). Although there’s only 2 months left in this calendar year to qualify for elite status, if you have a lot of year-end travel, consider whether earning double elite qualifying miles with American might earn you elite status.

Note that elite qualifying miles count toward status but may not be redeemed for award travel. You’ll still earn base (award) miles for all flights as you normally would.

There’s more.  American is also offering double miles on Thanksgiving travel from November 16, 2012, through November 26, 2012. TripBadger offers a comprehensive overview of the AAdvantage program here.

Full Terms and Conditions:

  • AAdvantage promotion is valid for all travel on purchased, published fare tickets on American Airlines, American Eagle and the American Connection® carrier marketed and operated flights from November 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012.
  • This offer does not require travel to be booked during a specific time frame; travel booked prior to the start date of this promotion is eligible.
  • Offer applies to all eligible segments flown, regardless of the type of trip, i.e. one-way, round-trip, circle trip or trips including open jaws.
  • Registration prior to midnight CT December 31, 2012 is required. Registration automatically applies to both the double elite qualifying miles and points offer as well as the Thanksgiving double flight miles promotion.
  • All eligible travel flown during the offer period, but prior to registration will also be included retroactively.
  • Bonus elite qualifying miles or points will count towards your 2013 membership year.
  • This offer does not increment the member’s prize eligible mileage balance or Million Miler status.
  • Double elite-qualifying miles and points will be calculated at 100% of the base miles or points earned, respectively.
  • The initial posting of double elite qualifying miles and points will be posted to the account of the traveling AAdvantage member within 3-4 weeks after qualifying activity posts to your account. Thereafter, the postings will occur weekly.
  • Promotion does not apply to travel on mileage award tickets or fares that are ineligible for AAdvantage mileage accrual.
  • Flights operated by our codeshare partners or oneworld alliance carriers are not eligible for this promotion.
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