I have to admit the American Airlines Elite Rewards program is not something I have put much thought into so far. However the only Elite status I'm actually seriously considering in 2013 is American Airlines Executive Platinum.
Ben dissects the new Rewards program which seems amazing.
Here's his summary:
This year the milestones are cumulative. What does that mean? If you're an Executive Platinum and qualify with 100,000 miles or points or 100 segments, you still get to choose rewards from milestones one and two. That's 30,000 miles for free.
If you're an Executive Platinum that qualifies with 125,000 miles or points or 130 segments, you get to choose rewards from milestones one, two, and three. That's an additional 30,000 bonus miles for a total of 60,000 bonus miles.