See If You're Targeted To Earn Double Million Miler Qualifying Miles in 2020

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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

To check if AA has targeted you for this promotion, click the “Promotions” tab at the top of your AAdvantage Account Summary page.

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:

  1. Gold elite status for the lifetime of the AAdvantage account
  2. 35,000 bonus miles

Members who reach 2,000,000 miles receive:

  1. Platinum elite status for the lifetime of the AAdvantage account
  2. Four one-way systemwide upgrades

And, for every million miles thereafter, members receive:

  1. 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.

Related Post: AA Temporarily Re-Introduces the Ability to Spend Your Way to Million Miler Status

Bottom Line

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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  • The amount of miles is so big that is almost impossible to do anything 🙁

  • Sadly I am far from qualifying on Million Miler. Who can take advantage, enjoy!.

  • Monica samezuk says:

    I was never targeted for any promotion. Advantage Program should follow Delta Sky program and let the miles without expiration

  • Sounds Good, but consider that Covid 19, i am not want to keep my level at AA. May be next year or covid was disappear will be good.

  • No offer in my account, but from what you’ve described perhaps not a huge loss.

  • As always, I am not targeted…I wonder if I will ever get any kind of targeted promotion.

  • Not targeted this time, despite having significant travel on AA in the last year.

  • Juan Ignacio says:

    I don’t have any AA flight booked yet but at least my cobranded AAdvantage credit card allows me to earn a mile (million miler) per each dollar on purchases (same system with the award miles).

  • Not targeted but wish it to be so
    Thanks for the article. Well written and helpful
    Just wish we could go back to the better days of traveL!

  • MillionMiler is just useless for me. I dont fly enough for any of that

  • Not targeted. Would be interesting to know what the targeted criteria might be.

  • Im not targeted but I’m flying right now anyway. I wish I was getting double miles towards million miler but I was targeted for a few other double miles bonuses, so I’ll deal with it.

  • Not targeted unfortunately, despite being a more than casual AA flyer, but thanks for the heads up.

  • Nope, not targeted. Think I have to fly American more!

  • It’s nice to see how they keep giving offers to get us going again!

  • What are one-way systemwide upgrades?

    • American Airlines Systemwide Upgrades are upgrades given to top-tier Executive Platinum elites (and Million Milers). You can apply a SWU to upgrade to the next cabin on any flight operated by AA. For example, I’ve used SWUs to upgrade from economy to business class on AA’s longest flight between Dallas and Hong Kong. When used for international travel like this, they can be incredibly rewarding! But you have to find upgrade space to use them.

  • Fahad mohammed alsumaiti says:

    Hello, so if i flow in oneworld partnership for AA if i booked through the aa booking system and flow for example in Qatar Airways. Do i get the 2 million mile?

    • It’s all about where you credit flights. Per AA “Miles earned toward Million Miler℠ status are based on the distance of your flight for travel on American marketed flights or the base miles earned for travel on eligible partner marketed flights.” So, you’ll need to be flying Qatar Airways on an AA codeshare or credit Qatar flight numbers to AAdvantage and earn at a possibly-lower rate.

  • This would be awesome! I wish that I was targeted but sadly not. I will be checking my family members too. Even if it would be slowly it would be something towards the future. Maybe my kids might have some sort of status if they fly around with me a bit. AA, unless they move, will be their main carrier usually. Right now whatever I charge on my Barclay card gets million miler miles. I like that but to pass up other promos? Not really.

  • I am too farb from this to even remotely be interested in this offer.

  • EP not targeted and it still feels like I’m leaving so much on the table. Doubt I’ll be in the air before Spring of next year anyway and certainly not planning ahead.

    • Ditto. I haven’t been on an AA aircraft since early March and I’m not sure the next time I will be! Thankfully our EP status has been extended for another year.

  • Already registered, but in visiting my account page I saw several new AA offers.

  • Indeed, transferring 80000 SPG points to the AAdvantage program was already 10% of the way to the AA Million Miler status.

  • Well, I’m targeted but really don’t know when I’ll fly again. Waiting for autumn…

  • I see the offer in my account but doesn’t let me register. But thanks for the tip!