Elite Rewards are back for AAdvantage Members with Gold, Platinum or Executive Platinum Status

American Airlines is bringing back their Elite Rewards program which rewards AAdvantage members with elite status for extra travel beyond certain status earning points tiers:

As part of the ongoing 30th anniversary celebration of the AAdvantage program, American Airlines is bringing back Elite Rewards to thank AAdvantage elite status members for their loyalty. In addition to the valuable benefits already enjoyed by elite status members, qualifying AAdvantage Gold, AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Executive Platinum members will have the opportunity to select from a list of fantastic Elite Reward offerings, which are richer than ever.

The last time they offered Elite Rewards was at the end of 2009, this time though, it’s a little different. Rather than earning Elite Rewards based on Elite Qualifying Miles, rewards are determined by the number Elite Qualifying Points earned:

Reward choices are based on both the member’s elite status level and the number of elite-qualifying points earned for the year ending Dec. 31, 2011. Elite-qualifying points are earned based on a combination of earned miles and class of service purchased.

Here are the reward choices:

AAdvantage Executive Platinum members who earn 125,000 or more elite-qualifying points during 2011 will be eligible to select two of the following rewards: 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles; two one-way systemwide upgrades; a one-year Admirals Club membership; one 20 percent AA.com discount promotion code for future systemwide travel on American; or a gift of AAdvantage Gold status for a friend.

AAdvantage Platinum members who earn 75,000 – 99,999 elite-qualifying points during 2011 will be eligible to select one of the following rewards: 25,000 AAdvantage bonus miles; eight 500-mile upgrades; four Admirals Club One-Day passes, one 15 percent AA.com discount promotion code for future systemwide travel on American; or a gift of AAdvantage Gold status for a friend.

AAdvantage Gold members who earn 40,000 – 49,999 elite-qualifying points during 2011 will be eligible to select one of the following rewards: 15,000 AAdvantage bonus miles; four 500-mile upgrades; two Admirals Club One-Day passes; or one 10 percent discount code for future systemwide travel on American.

Registration is required before travel using promotion code ELTAA. Go here to sign up or for more details.

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