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New Loyalty Choice Rewards program as of March 2022

Old Mar 6, 22, 1:49 pm
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New Loyalty Choice Rewards program as of March 1, 2022

The new Loyalty Choice Rewards program completely replaces the 2021 Elite choice rewards. The program has five tiers, from 125,000 (and 30 eligible flight segments) to 750,000 Loyalty Points earned in one qualifying year (ending March 30, 2023 for this years program).

For all terms and conditions, please follow the link below.

https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-program/aadvantage-status/loyalty-choice-rewards.jsp



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Youll have choices at each reward level. NOTE: 30 eligible flight segments must be completed as well as the required Loyalty Points earned to qualify.


Level 1 (125,000 LP) Choose 1
  • 1 systemwide upgrade
  • 20,000 AAdvantage bonus miles (AAdvantage credit card members receive an additional 5,000 bonus miles for a total of 25,000 miles)
  • 6 Admirals Club One-Day Passes
  • $200 American Airlines Trip Credit
  • Carbon emissions offset
  • $200 donation to your choice of one of 10 partner charities
  • One-time 15% off award discount (rebate post travel)*
  • Gift of AAdvantage Gold status


Level 2 (200,000 LP) Choose 2
  • 2 systemwide upgrades (you can use 2 of your choices to receive 4 systemwide upgrades)
  • 20,000 AAdvantage bonus miles (AAdvantage credit card members receive an additional 10,000 bonus miles for a total of 30,000 miles)
  • 6 Admirals Club One-Day Passes
  • Admirals Club individual membership (requires 2 of your choices)**
  • $200 American Airlines Trip Credit
  • Carbon emissions offset
  • $200 donation to your choice of one of 10 partner charities
  • Gift of AAdvantage Gold status
  • Choice of 1 Bang & Olufsen premium product (requires 2 of your choices)**


Level 3 (350,000 LP) Choose 2
  • 1 systemwide upgrade
  • 25,000 AAdvantage bonus miles
  • 6 Admirals Club One-Day Passes
  • Admirals Club individual membership (requires 2 of your choices)**
  • $200 American Airlines Trip Credit
  • Carbon emissions offset
  • $200 donation to your choice of one of 10 partner charities
  • Gift of AAdvantage Gold status


Level 4 (550,000 LP) Choose 2
  • 1 systemwide upgrade
  • 25,000 AAdvantage bonus miles
  • 6 Admirals Club One-Day Passes
  • Admirals Club individual membership (requires 2 of your choices)**
  • $200 American Airlines Trip Credit
  • Carbon emissions offset
  • $200 donation to your choice of one of 10 partner charities
  • Gift of AAdvantage Platinum status (requires 2 of your choices)


Level 5 (750,000 LP) Choose 2
  • 1 systemwide upgrade
  • 25,000 AAdvantage bonus miles
  • 6 Admirals Club One-Day Passes
  • Admirals Club individual membership (requires 2 of your choices)**
  • $200 American Airlines Trip Credit
  • Carbon emissions offset
  • $200 donation to your choice of one of 10 partner charities
  • Gift of AAdvantage Platinum status (requires 2 of your choices)


*15% off award discount will be applied post travel, for up to 2 passengers traveling round-trip anywhere on American Airlines, American Eagle, oneworld airlines or partner airlines.



**Admirals Club membership option may only be selected once.



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Starting March 1, 2022, once you qualify for Loyalty Choice Rewards, you can choose your reward any time between the date you qualify and March 30, 2023. This gives you the flexibility to decide when to choose your reward, based on when you want to use it.



For example, if you qualify in May 2022, your membership year is valid through February 2024. That means youll have until March 30, 2023, to choose your reward. If you have more than one reward choice, you can choose one after qualifying and the other later, or both rewards later. Its up to you.



Ready to select your rewards?

Once youve qualified for Loyalty Choice Rewards, youll receive an email and will see your choices in your wallet.
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New Loyalty Choice Rewards program as of March 2022

Old Mar 6, 22, 1:47 pm
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Exclamation New Loyalty Choice Rewards program as of March 2022

The new Loyalty Choice Rewards program completely replaces the 2021 Elite choice rewards. The program has five tiers, from 125,000 (and 30 eligible flight segments to become eligible to participate in Loyalty Choice Rewards, regardless of LP earned) to 750,000 Loyalty Points earned in one qualifying year (ending March 30, 2023 for this years program).

See the Wikipost for details. For all terms and conditions, please follow the link below.




https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-program/aadvantage-status/loyalty-choice-rewards.jsp
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Old Mar 6, 22, 3:54 pm
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Immensely curious how many Level 5s we will see
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Old Mar 6, 22, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by 355F1 View Post
Immensely curious how many Level 5s we will see…
For an EXP earning only based on flying it would be $68k-ish of qualifying spend, i.e., CK-level spend. So, not too many of those around. I think there will be bunches of folks who put mid-6-figure business spend on their AA-branded credit cards though. Wouldn't shock me if the number of EXPs doubles because of credit card spend (particularly business spend). Someone who might only fly enough to be gold or platinum under the previous regime (which is still a heck of a lot of flying compared to the average kettle) now has an easy incentive to shift $200k+ of spending onto their AA card (and more if they value the additional SWUs).

Personally I ended up over 200,000 EQMs this past cycle because of the extended earning period so I got all the extra rewards. But now under the new system I will definitely not make it past level 2 (i.e. the bare minimum needed to keep EXP).
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Old Mar 6, 22, 6:41 pm
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There's no way I could make it even to Gold this year considering that I currently only have around 3,600 LPs. Currently have a Platinum and my status says, I need around 123k to make it to Plat Pro or pay $1,5400 to get Plat Pro and keep it till March 2023. Basically, all my travel are booked for the year and wouldn't even make it to Gold at the rate of my spend. I guess I'll have to focus my attention and travels on Alaska at this point. Sigh!
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Old Mar 8, 22, 6:07 pm
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Am I hallucinating, or is it new that holders of any AA co-brand credit card are now exempt from miles expiration? I dont recall seeing any mention of this when the new program rule were first announced.
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Old Mar 8, 22, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Stingyguy View Post
There's no way I could make it even to Gold this year considering that I currently only have around 3,600 LPs. Currently have a Platinum and my status says, I need around 123k to make it to Plat Pro or pay $1,5400 to get Plat Pro and keep it till March 2023. Basically, all my travel are booked for the year and wouldn't even make it to Gold at the rate of my spend. I guess I'll have to focus my attention and travels on Alaska at this point. Sigh!
Read the master thread. It is trivially easy to earn GLD through shopping. PLT takes a little more effort.

Originally Posted by beltway View Post
Am I hallucinating, or is it new that holders of any AA co-brand credit card are now exempt from miles expiration? I don’t recall seeing any mention of this when the new program rule were first announced.
It is true for primary holders.
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Old Mar 17, 22, 11:19 pm
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Are flight segments as part of an award flight considered eligible? I want to make sure I get to the required 30 segments fairly quickly but have some flights I'm debating between spending $$ or miles.
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Old Mar 17, 22, 11:53 pm
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AA award travel on AA metal counts towards segments

Originally Posted by bworrell View Post
Are flight segments as part of an award flight considered eligible? I want to make sure I get to the required 30 segments fairly quickly but have some flights I'm debating between spending $$ or miles.
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Old Mar 18, 22, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by 777lover View Post
AA award travel on AA metal counts towards segments
That's what TPG says as well but I can't find a definition of "qualifying segments" anywhere on the AA website.
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Old Mar 18, 22, 6:10 am
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I can confirm that award segments count. My trip to the caribbean was 4 segments and those segments posted. My son's award trip represents his only AA flights this year and they too have posted.
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Old Mar 18, 22, 9:23 am
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Does this mean if you make it to EXP (200,000 LPs) you get Level 2 rewards even if you don't fly 30 segments?
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Old Mar 18, 22, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by IADCAflyer View Post
I can confirm that award segments count. My trip to the caribbean was 4 segments and those segments posted. My son's award trip represents his only AA flights this year and they too have posted.
I believe it; I'd just like to see a definition of what counts and what doesn't. My understanding is that it's AA metal award flights and revenue flights on AA and partners (at least, some partners... the same ones that earn LP?)
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Old Mar 18, 22, 11:41 am
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Originally Posted by bscooter26 View Post
Does this mean if you make it to EXP (200,000 LPs) you get Level 2 rewards even if you don't fly 30 segments?
No. Choices at all levels are contingent on completing 30 qualifying segments.
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Old Mar 18, 22, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by bscooter26 View Post
Does this mean if you make it to EXP (200,000 LPs) you get Level 2 rewards even if you don't fly 30 segments?
Nope. You gotta have 30 BIS segments.
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Old Mar 19, 22, 9:03 pm
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Thanks everyone for the help and confirmation. I actually picked a 2 segment award trip with an arrival 5 hours ahead of a 3 segment cash trip... my flying/life calculations have changed a bit since the pandemic.
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