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

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

Old Aug 24, 11, 1:25 pm
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ARCHIVE: AAdvantage Million Miler Program as of Dec 2011 (master thd)

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As promised, today I’m sharing with you the details of the new AAdvantage® Million MilerSM program.

Here’s how it’s going to work:

Starting December 1, 2011, AAdvantage base miles earned by flying on American Airlines, American Eagle® or the AmericanConnection® carrier or any AAdvantage program participating airline will count towards Million Miler status. Before you get nervous about just BIS miles counting, for those of you who have the new Citi Executive(SM) / AAdvantage® World Elite(TM) MasterCard® credit card, as a limited time offer, one AAdvantage mile for every dollar spent on eligible purchases using this card will count toward Million Miler status. Bonus miles and additional miles earned through special offers will not count. The Citi Executive(SM) / AAdvantage® World Elite(TM) MasterCard® credit card account must be open and in good standing by December 1, 2011, and miles must post to billing statements through December 2012. Realize that this makes American Airlines the only major US airline to provide a significant non-flight way to achieve Million Miler status. And one of the few to allow Million Miler miles accrual on participating airlines.

Here are the benefits at each Million Miler threshold:

● At 1,000,000 Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members will receive lifetime AAdvantage Gold® status and 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles (which, as you know, can be exchanged for eight 500-mile upgrades if that’s what you prefer)

● At 2,000,000 Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members will receive lifetime AAdvantage Platinum® status and four one-way systemwide upgrades

● At each additional Million Miler mile mark, AAdvantage members will receive four additional one-way systemwide upgrades

You might be wondering about the AAdvantage miles you’ve earned so far. The good news is that when the Million Miler program launches on December 1, your starting Million Miler balance will include every AAdvantage mile you’ve ever earned since joining the program. And any Million Miler status or benefits you’ve earned so far remain as well.

When you log into your AAdvantage account on AA.com on and after December 1, you’ll see your Million Miler balance separate from your award miles, so you can easily track your progress toward these mileage milestones.

For more information you can visit http://bit.ly/aadvmillion or ask any questions you may have right here.

Thank you for your continued loyalty, and we look forward to seeing you on board soon.

Maya Leibman
President – AAdvantage Loyalty Program

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MODERATOR'S NOTE


8/25/11 - AmericanAirlines has announced that members who achieved Lifetime Gold under the existing unpublished program after Jan 1, 2011 and received 8 500-mile electronic (sticker) upgrades are eligible to exchange them for 35,000 AAdvantage miles, which will be the standard for members achieving Lifetime Gold under the new published program after Dec 1, 2011. The exchange must be requested before the end of the year.
Originally Posted by AmericanAirlines View Post
We have good news for some of you. Members who have earned 1 Million Miler status since January 1, 2011, will have a limited opportunity to exchange eight (8) 500-mile upgrades for 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles if none of the upgrades have been used. Please call AAdvantage Customer Service at 1-800-882-8880 (say “AAdvantage Account” when prompted at the Main Menu) to request this transaction.
Million Miler Program terms and conditions published on aa.com September, 2011:

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MILLION MILERSM PROGRAM

The new AAdvantage® Million MilerSM program recognizes and 
rewards AAdvantage members when Million Miler thresholds are 
achieved. Starting on  December 1, 2011,  base miles earned 
by flying on American Airlines, American Eagle® or the 
AmericanConnection® carrier or any eligible AAdvantage program
participating airline  will count towards Million Miler status. Also, 
as a limited time offer, one mile for every  dollar spent on eligible
purchases using the new Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® 
World Elite™ MasterCard® credit card that post to billing statements 
through December 2012 will count toward Million Miler status*. The 
Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World Elite™ MasterCard® credit 
card account must be open and in good standing by December 1, 2011.

AAdvantage Members will enjoy the following benefits when 
Million Miler status is reached:
  • At one million (1,000,000) Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members will receive lifetime AAdvantage Gold® status and 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles**
  • At two million (2,000,000) Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members will receive lifetime AAdvantage Platinum® status and four (4) one-way systemwide upgrades
  • At each additional Million Miler mark, AAdvantage members will receive four (4) additional one-way systemwide upgrades
For all members, your beginning Million Miler balance on December 1, 2011, will include every AAdvantage mile you ever earned in the program. This Program to Date balance is currently reflected in your AAdvantage account on AA.com. On December 1, 2011, Million Miler activity will be displayed in your AAdvantage account on AA.com separately from award miles so progress toward reaching this special designation can be easily tracked. It's a special honor to be recognized with Million Miler status - and it is our distinct pleasure to reward such loyalty. Learn more about the benefits of AAdvantage Gold and AAdvantage Platinum status. *AAdvantage miles are earned on purchases, except returned goods and services, cash advances, convenience checks, transferred balances, credits, fees and interest charges. Bonus miles and additional miles earned through special promotional offers will not count toward Million Miler status. **AAdvantage bonus miles can be redeemed for flights, car rentals, hotel stays and other awards at AA.com/Redeem. Elite status members can exchange 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for eight (8) 500-miles upgrades on AA.com. Frequently Asked Questions Q. Can I still redeem miles earned after December 1, 2011, for flights and other awards? A Absolutely. All prize eligible miles earned through any type of transaction will continue to be redeemable for flight awards and other awards listed at www.aa.com/redeem. This includes miles earned through our AAdvantage program participants including spend using any Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card as well as any miles earned through bonus mile offers or other special offers. Q. My Program to Date miles balance is very close to a million-mile threshold. When this program is launched, will I have to start over? A. Absolutely not! In order to maximize your activity so far, your beginning Million Miler balance on December 1, 2011, will include all of your Program to Date miles – in other words, every AAdvantage mile you ever earned in the program. This includes miles earned through our AAdvantage program participants including spend using any Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card. Q. I already have lifetime status; will it continue to be honored? A. Yes! If you are a lifetime AAdvantage Gold® or AAdvantage Platinum® member, you will continue to enjoy that status for the lifetime of the AAdvantage Gold or AAdvantage Platinum program. On December 1, 2011, your Program to Date mileage balance will become your starting balance in the new Million Miler program. After that, you will accrue Million Miler miles according to the terms of new program. Q. What does lifetime AAdvantage Gold® and lifetime AAdvantage Platinum® status mean for me? A. Lifetime status means that for the life of the AAdvantage Gold and AAdvantage Platinum programs, you will continue to enjoy the rewards and recognition of that elite level regardless of your annual elite-qualifying activity. Lifetime AAdvantage Gold status is granted at one million (1,000,000) Million Miler miles. Lifetime AAdvantage Platinum status is granted at two million (2,000,000) Million Miler miles. Q. What are the benefits of AAdvantage Gold and AAdvantage Platinum status? A. As an AAdvantage Gold or an AAdvantage Platinum member, , you will enjoy special perks and benefits that make your travel experience more enjoyable. View the elite benefits chart. Q. Which miles will count for the Million Miler program l aunching December 1, 2011? A. Starting December 1, 2011, base miles earned by flying on American Airlines, American Eagle® or the American- Connection® carrier or any AAdvantage program participating airline will count toward Million Miler status. Also, as a limited time offer, one AAdvantage mile for every dollar spent on eligible purchases using the new Citi ExecutiveSM- / AAdvantage® World Elite™ MasterCard® credit card that post to billing statements through December 2012 will count toward Million Miler status. AAdvantage miles are earned on purchases, except returned goods and services, cash advances, convenience checks, transferred balances, credits, fees and interest charges. Bonus miles and additional miles earned through special promotional offers will not count toward Million Miler status. The Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World Elite™ Master- Card® credit card account must be open and in good standing by December 1, 2011. Q. Why has American decided to establish a Million Miler program? A. We constantly evaluate our program offerings to ensure that they provide the best value to our customers and protect the value of the elite status program. Our goal was to create a program that was at least as good as our competitors’ and we believe we've done that by allowing accrual on AAdvantage participating airlines as well as providing a non-flight way to earn Million Miler status. The Million Miler program is intended primarily to reward members who earn their miles by flying. That said, all Program to Date miles earned through November 30, 2011, will count toward Million Miler status. By giving members more than 3 months’ notice of the new program terms, we hope you have the opportunity to maximize your Million Miler starting balance. Q. What are the benefits of achieving Million Miler status? A. At one million (1,000,000) Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members will receive lifetime AAdvantage Gold® status and 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles. At two million (2,000,000) Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members will receive lifetime AAdvantage Platinum® status and four (4) one-way systemwide upgrades. At each additional Million Miler mark, AAdvantage members will receive four (4) additional one-way systemwide upgrades. Additionally, at every Million Miler threshold, members will receive a new elite-status membership card with a distinctive Million Miler emblem denoting how many Million Miler miles they have obtained as well as a set of personalized luggage tags. Q. I already have a lot of miles; can I be rewarded with 500-mile upgrades instead? A. AAdvantage elite status members can easily exchange 35,000 bonus miles for eight (8) 500-mile upgrades on AA.com. Q How can I track my progress toward reaching Million Miler status? A. On and after December 1, 2011, Million Miler activity will be displayed in members’ AAdvantage accounts on AA.com separately from award miles so progress toward reaching this special designation can be easily tracked. AAdvantage Million Miler® Program Terms and Conditions Until November 30, 2011, all American Airlines AAdvantage® miles earned through flights and other transactions will count toward Million MilerSM status. Starting on December 1, 2011, base miles earned by flying on American Airlines, American Eagle® or the AmericanConnection® carrier or any eligible AAdvantage program participating airline will count toward Million Miler status. Also, as a limited time offer, one mile for every dollar spent on eligible purchases using the new Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World EliteTM MasterCard® credit card that post to billing statements through December 2012 will count toward Million Miler status. AAdvantage miles are earned on purchases, except returned goods and services, cash advances, convenience checks, transferred balances, credits, fees and interest charges. AAdvantage bonus miles and additional miles earned through special promotional offers will not count toward Million Miler status. The Citi ExecutiveSM / AAdvantage® World Elite™ MasterCard® credit card account must be open and in good standing by December 1, 2011. Upon earning one million (1,000,000) Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members will be vested with AAdvantage Gold® status for the lifetime of the AAdvantage Gold program and 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles. AAdvantage Bonus miles do not count toward elite status. Upon earning two million (2,000,000) Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members will be vested with AAdvantage Platinum® status for the lifetime of the AAdvantage Platinum program and four (4) one-way systemwide upgrades. At each additional Million Miler mark, AAdvantage members will receive four (4) additional one-way systemwide upgrades. Elite status and bonus miles are non-transferable. AAdvantage miles referred to are not actual miles, but represent credits in the AAdvantage program. There is no cash value equivalent. American Airlines reserves the right to change the Million Miler program at any time without notice. AAdvantage Program Terms and Conditions American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage® program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage® program with six months notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. Unless specified, AAdvantage® miles earned through this promotion/ offer do not count towards elite status qualification. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage® program, visit www.aa.com/AAdvantage Citibank is not responsible for products or services offered by other companies. Cardmember program terms are subject to change. AmericanAirlines, AAdvantage, AAdvantage Gold, AAdvantage Platinum, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, Million Miler, AAdvantage with Scissor Eagle design, AA with Scissor Eagle design, Scissor Eagle design and AA.com are marks of American Airlines, Inc. American Eagle® service is operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., or Executive Airlines, Inc., which are wholly owned by the parent company of American Airlines. AmericanConnection® service is operated by Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., which is an independent contractor. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International, Incorporated.
For the previous, now closed thread on this topic, please see: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...r-program.html

For those who have made lifetime status and earned Million Miler status under the new plan, see Made Lifetime Gold / Platinum with NEW Million Miler Program! (>1 Dec 2011)

Also see the now largely historical thread Made Lifetime Gold / Platinum! 1 - 2 million miles - brag etc. (ended 30 Nov 2011)


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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:28 pm
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Thank you, AmericanAirlines, for passing along this info. For the most part, it sounds like what we were expecting. I suspect it will be a relief to many on this forum to have a firm timetable for this upcoming program change, in particular since it is now a documented part of AAdvantage.


Now, those of us who are approaching a MM threshold have to be sure to transfer as many RDMs as possible into our accounts before Dec 1!
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:29 pm
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ARCHIVE: AAdvantage Million Miler Program as of Dec 2011 (master thd)

As predicted.

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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:30 pm
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Will elite and class of service bonus miles count towards million miler status?
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by AmericanAirlines View Post
[*]At 1,000,000 Million Miler miles, AAdvantage members will receive lifetime AAdvantage Gold® status and 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles (which, as you know, can be exchanged for eight 500-mile upgrades if that’s what you prefer)
I assume this eliminates the international exception of receiving SWUs instead of stickers?
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Ambraciot View Post
Will elite and class of service bonus miles count towards million miler status?


No. If you look at the first line of the paragraph, it says "AAdvantage base miles" (my emphasis).

Only actual BIS will count. No elite or class of service bonus miles will be included in the new MM counter starting 12/1/11.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:36 pm
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oh well. just as I started marching toward million miles...

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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Ambraciot View Post
Will elite and class of service bonus miles count towards million miler status?
No, only base miles will count towards Million Miler status.

Originally Posted by ScreenGuy View Post
I assume this eliminates the international exception of receiving SWUs instead of stickers?
Very astute! Yes, it does.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:40 pm
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I'm a bit surprised that this will start on 12/1 and not 1/1.

It seems that the 10MM Lifetime EXP benefit remains unpublished.
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:42 pm
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Out of curiosity, am I correct to assume that Starwood transfers will no longer count under this new scheme?

I'm annoyingly close to million miler status. With 650K banked, two 75K bonuses upcoming, and 100K Starwood points to transfer, I'll only need 75K more by December 1st. I guess I'll have to do a lot of flying on AA!

Come to think of it, I'm sure I'll be able to spend $30-$40K on my AA card by December, 2012. Soooo close!
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:44 pm
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So, the current unpublished program will stay intact until Nov 30, 2011, I assume. No 35k miles for 1mm...
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by AmericanAirlines View Post
No, only base miles will count towards Million Miler status.
so whatever miles we have through 11/30/11 should still count, right? from 12/1/11 we can only add BIS miles?

I need to find ways spending half million with my credit card by then
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:45 pm
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Thanks for the heads up, Maya!
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Old Aug 24, 11, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
I'm a bit surprised that this will start on 12/1 and not 1/1.

It seems that the 10MM Lifetime EXP benefit remains unpublished.
Lifetime EXP at 10MM? That's news to us!
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So Bank Direct miles will no longer count after Dec?
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