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Registration for this promotion has closed. Any targeted AAdvantage members that enrolled before the deadline will be able to earn 2X Million Miler miles through the end of 2020.
In case you weren't already aware, global restrictions continue to make traveling difficult. Consequently, major airlines have gone to some great lengths to incentivize people to book flights again.
Taking a note from British Airways, AA is back with another offering intended for its most loyal travelers. Targeted AAdvantage members can earn double Million Miler qualifying miles for all flights through the end of the year.
2X Million Miler Terms
- Targeted members must register for this offer by August 24, 2020
- Only flights booked after registering will qualify
- Earn 2X ‘Million Miler' miles for every flight flown through December 31, 2020
Overview of the AA Million Miler Program
The AAdvantage Million Miler program is another way AA rewards customer loyalty. AAdvantage members receive rewards for reaching certain thresholds during the life of their account.
AAdvantage members who reach 1,000,000 miles receive:
- Gold elite status for the lifetime of the AAdvantage account
- 35,000 bonus miles
Members who reach 2,000,000 miles receive:
- Platinum elite status for the lifetime of the AAdvantage account
- Four one-way systemwide upgrades
And, for every million miles thereafter, members receive:
- Four additional one-way systemwide upgrades.
In the early days of the program, there were lots of ways to earn Million Miler-qualifying miles. In fact, nearly every mile that posted to your account would qualify—including Marriott point transfers and miles earned through credit cards. Now, the only (permanent) way to earn Million Miler miles is from flying eligible flights.
Targeted AAdvantage members can earn 2X ‘Million Miler' miles for every flight flown through the end of 2020.
Since AA has already extended 2020 elite status through 2021 and isn't rolling-over 2020 elite progress into 2021 (as Delta is), the burden of convincing AA loyalists to fly again has (apparently) fallen squarely on the shoulders of the Million Miler program. Unfortunately, the juice isn't worth the squeeze. Translation: the benefits of reaching any Million Miler milestone are nice, but not overly impressive.
Lifetime Gold or Platinum status, for example, hardly warrant the incredible amount of time and travel it takes to accrue one or two million (flying) miles. Moreover, the systemwide upgrades gifted for reaching two or more million miles are becoming harder and harder to get value out of—whether due to reduced upgrade capacity or lack of long-haul international flights. So, unless you're close to achieving one of these thresholds, Million Miler status shouldn't be a priority.
With that said, if you're closing in on one of these milestones, this targeted promotion could make reaching it a little easier. Obviously, the big caveat is that you have to be comfortable flying this year.
Does earning Million miler entice you to fly AA in 2020?
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