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American Airlines to Offer AAdvantage Members More Rewards, Regardless of Status

American Airlines is expanding their rewards for AAdvantage® members before and beyond reaching status. In March 2023, American will introduce opportunities to earn rewards and receive benefits more often, plus more options to customize their travel experience.

American Airlines to offer AAdvantage members More Rewards, More Often, Before and Beyond Reaching Status - Courtesy American Airlines

On Thursday (December 15, 2022), American Airlines announced that they will offer AAdvantage® members more rewards, more often, even before and beyond reaching status. Starting March 2023, members will have more opportunities to receive benefits and earn rewards more often, plus more options to customize their travel experiences. As an example, members will unlock their first ‘Loyalty Point Reward’ – formerly known as ‘Loyalty Choice Rewards’, after earning only 15,000 Loyalty Points, and even before reaching AAdvantage Gold® status. These members will now receive Group 5 boarding for the membership year, as well as their choice of either Priority check-in, security and Group 4 boarding group for one trip, or five preferred seat coupons.

In today’s announcement, American Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer, Vasu Raja, said,

“We’re creating a more meaningful travel rewards program for our AAdvantage members. Only our members will have access to everything American has to offer. Achieving status will unlock an even wider world of unique experiences with the airline and our partners. With these and other innovations to come, we are continuing to deliver on our commitment that travel is better when you’re an AAdvantage member.”

As members advance their status levels by earning more Loyalty points, they will receive new benefits including Loyalty Points bonuses for shopping with some program partners, and status with American’s preferred car rental partner. Loyalty Points are the only thing members need to achieve status and reset each program year, while members earn miles and Loyalty Points when they fly, use an AAdvantage credit card for purchases, or engage with over 1,000 AAdvantage partners. Even beyond the highest status levels, members can earn even more Loyalty Point Rewards to unlock valuable rewards such as systemwide upgrades, Admirals Club® One Day Passes, trip credits, award rebates for flights purchased with miles, and more.

Examples of new AAdvantage Loyalty Point Rewards From March 2023 - Courtesy American Airlines

Additionally, American is removing the previous 75,000 limit that members could earn on a single ticket, with customers now earning miles for flights based on ticket price and AAdvantage status. Members traveling with American or eligible partners will also earn two miles per dollar spent on Basic Economy fares for all tickets issued from January 1st, 2023 for travel starting March 1st, 2023. Starting March 2023, only AAdvantage members will be able to book and redeem miles for American Airlines Vacations® packages.

AAdvantage Status Levels - Courtesy American Airlines

Next March AAdvantage Mastercard® cardholders will also be able to redeem miles toward Mastercard Priceless Experiences, including private dinners, sporting events, food festivals, theatrical performances and many other exceptional experiences. In addition to redeeming miles for flights, members will also be able to redeem miles to personalize their travel experiences with ancillaries such as Main Cabin Extra Seats, Five Star Service™ experience and more.

American Airlines’ purpose is to “Care for People on Life’s Journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.

Source: American Airlines


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