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="4"%Revised AAdvantage Million Miler Program Launched 01 Dec 2011 (master thread)

13 Apr 2020: AA announces AAdvantage card spend during 1 May - 31 Dec 2020 counts toward Million Miler status. Link

● May 1, 1981: American introduces AAdvantage®, the first airline loyalty program

● The initial Million Miler balance on 30 Nov 2011 included every AAdvantage mile ever earned in the program; after, only flown (actually base) miles shown below count.

● As of 1 Dec 1, 2011 "Miles earned toward Million Miler status are based on the distance of your flight for travel on American marketed flights or the base miles earned for travel on eligible partner marketed flights.[/hl]." - link

Minimum miles guarantee does not apply to MM program; only actual Base Miles will be counted. Miles flown on airlines only earning Redeemable Miles (not Elite Qualifying) won't count. (N.B. Neither BarclayCard Aviator AAdvantage Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World Elite™ MasterCard® credit card miles count for MM status, not even the EQM earned by those making the required spend in one calendar year.)

There have been no changes made to the Million Miler program since 2011 to date, nor any changes announced. Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum will not be added to the program, according to AA spokespersons. (30 Nov 2011).

Q. What does lifetime AAdvantage Platinum and lifetime AAdvantage Gold status mean for me?

A. For the life of the AAdvantage Platinum and Gold programs, you will continue to enjoy the rewards and recognition of that elite level regardless of your annual elite-qualifying activity.

Q. Which miles will count for the AAdvantage Million Miler program?

A. "Miles earned toward Million Miler status are based on the distance of your flight for travel on American marketed flights or the base miles earned for travel on eligible partner marketed flights.” (Literally, “butt in seat” miles flown on qualifying revenue flight.)

Q. How can I track my progress toward reaching AAdvantage Million Miler status?

A. AAdvantage Million Miler activity is displayed in the members' AAdvantage account on aa.com separately from award miles so progress toward reaching this special designation can be easily tracked.
● At 1,000,000 Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members receive lifetime Advantage Gold® status and 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles

● At 2,000,000) Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members receive lifetime AAdvantage Platinum® status and 4 SWUs / Systemwide Upgrades

● At each additional Million Miler mark, AAdvantage members will receive 4 additional SWUs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Link to aa.com page .

Q. Will AA add Platinum Pro or Executive Platinum to lifetime status levels?

AA spokespeople announced in late 2016 neither status tier is under consideration for lifetime status.

The other active and archived threads discussing the American Airlines AAdvantage Million Miler Program are:

Wiki: Made Lifetime Gold / Platinum with NEW Million Miler Program! (>1 Dec 2011)

ARCHIVE: Made Lifetime Gold / Platinum! million miles - brag etc. (ended 30 Nov 2011)

Million Miles / Million Miler Program ARCHIVE

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AAdvantage Million Miler Program as of Dec 2011 (master thd)

Old Jul 8, 19, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
I was annoyed to find out this week that coach fares on BA apparently only earn 0.5 miles flown towards MM. This cost me about 2,000 as it was a TATL flight. Pretty crappy as it's supposed to be BIS and I wasn't on some Basic Economy type fare.
Thank you for posting and reminding some of us about this. From what I know, on AA it is flight miles flown while on partner airlines it is base miles that count toward MM.
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Old Feb 8, 20, 3:10 pm
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Just to double check - actual miles flown on British Airways (with AAdvantage account being credited by entering my AA number in my BA reservations) will count?

I'm finding myself flying on BA quite a bit these days, and for various reasons works out better if these are ticketed though BA rather booked through AA ( codeshare to BA metal)
just want to make sure these BA flights are being counted then as I am getting close to a million miles....
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Old Feb 8, 20, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
I was annoyed to find out this week that coach fares on BA apparently only earn 0.5 miles flown towards MM. This cost me about 2,000 as it was a TATL flight. Pretty crappy as it's supposed to be BIS and I wasn't on some Basic Economy type fare.
0.5 x of actual miles. ? that is odd. shouldn't it be base miles of BA flight, even if coach?
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Old Feb 8, 20, 4:50 pm
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
I was annoyed to find out this week that coach fares on BA apparently only earn 0.5 miles flown towards MM. This cost me about 2,000 as it was a TATL flight. Pretty crappy as it's supposed to be BIS and I wasn't on some Basic Economy type fare.
Originally Posted by jxsheikh View Post
Just to double check - actual miles flown on British Airways (with AAdvantage account being credited by entering my AA number in my BA reservations) will count?

I'm finding myself flying on BA quite a bit these days, and for various reasons works out better if these are ticketed though BA rather booked through AA ( codeshare to BA metal)
just want to make sure these BA flights are being counted then as I am getting close to a million miles....
Please check the earnings chart for each airline partner before you buy.

E.g. flying BA marketed flights, H, K, L, M, N, S, V earn 50% of Base Miles. 50% of 1 EQM. But you’re calculating the EQM on 50% of the Base Miles.

Flying G, O, Q fares you earn 0.5 EQM based on 0.25 Base Miles counted per mile flown.

Only B, Y coach fares earn at 1.0 Base Miles and 1.0 EQM.

Thar means only flying full Y or B coach / World or Euro Traveller fares will earn one MM mile per mile flown.


https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...sh-airways.jsp
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Old Apr 13, 20, 11:34 pm
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Read through the thread, but did not see this asked.

If you are lifetime gold or platinum, how do yearly EQMs and EQDs work? Do you only need the difference between levels to attain the status? Or do you start at 0?

Example (before new lower 2020 requirements were posted):
Lifetime gold (on 1/1/2020)
Do you need 50K EQM and $6K EQD to reach platinum? Or do you only need 25K EQM and $6K EQD to go from gold to platinum? Or possibly 25K EQM and $3K EQD?

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Old Apr 14, 20, 1:01 am
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Originally Posted by tbone14 View Post
Read through the thread, but did not see this asked.

If you are lifetime gold or platinum, how do yearly EQMs and EQDs work? Do you only need the difference between levels to attain the status? Or do you start at 0?

Example (before new lower 2020 requirements were posted):
Lifetime gold (on 1/1/2020)
Do you need 50K EQM and $6K EQD to reach platinum? Or do you only need 25K EQM and $6K EQD to go from gold to platinum? Or possibly 25K EQM and $3K EQD?
If you’re lifetime Gold or Platinum, to earn Platinum Pro or Executive Platinum you need to fly sufficiently to earn the full required EQD and EQM or EQS. There’s no break for being Gold or Platinum.
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Old Apr 14, 20, 1:04 am
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13 Apr 2020: AA announces AAdvantage card spend during 1 May - 31 Dec 2020 counts toward Million Miler status. Link
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