• New Obstacles for AAdvantage Members to Reach Elite Status

    1 month ago - By Global Traveler

    American Airlines announced it will make it slightly more difficult for members of its loyalty program, AAdvantage, to achieve elite status.
    Currently, AAdvantage members who also carry the airline's Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard can earn up to $3,000 in Elite Qualifying Dollars when they spend $25,000 in one year, and those who held the AAdvantage Aviator Silver card could earn $3,000 more in EQDs when spending an additional $25,000 in one year.
    Beginning in 2019, however, cardmembers of the Red card will be required to spend $50,000 in one year to earn the $3,000 qualifying dollars...
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