American Airlines Just Made It Easier To Requalify For Elite Status

Written and Published July 2, 2021


In order to drive up interest in travel again, some of the biggest airlines and hotel chains have been putting out interesting promotions and sales for their customers. Major airlines have also introduced some changes to their loyalty programs making it easier for passengers to earn and retain their elite status. Great news - American Airlines announced the launch of two new ways that will make it easier for members to requalify for their elite status!

American Airlines Just Made It Easier To Requalify For Elite Status

American Airlines Just Made It Easier To Requalify For Elite Status


American Airlines just made it much easier for members to requalify for their elite status through January 2023! Both options that American announced will only be valid for elite members who had status as of January 1, 2021. Also, members can only use this offer to requalify, not to get a higher elite tier. This is a great update from American Airlines for anyone looking to extend their elite status with not a lot of work!

From the official announcement:
Ways to retain your elite status through January 2023 - Elite members who have not yet re-qualified for their current elite status or higher will have 2 opportunities to retain their existing status. They can spend on an eligible AAdvantage credit card or fly on eligible tickets.

American Airlines Just Made It Easier To Requalify For Elite Status

The first opportunity that American announced is the option to retain your AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, or Executive Platinum status if you spend at least $15,000 on eligible purchases with an AAdvantage credit card. However, eligible purchases should be made between July 15, 2021, and November 15, 2021. All members that choose this option will retain their elite status through January 31, 2023.

The second opportunity that can make it easier to requalify for elite status with AAdvantage is the option to earn at least $2,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars on eligible airline tickets flown between September 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. Members that choose this option will also retain their elite status through January 31, 2023!