This year’s American AAdvantage Elite Rewards are way better than they have been in the past. The news started breaking yesterday about how much more generous they are this year and how they can be potentially easier to achieve. In the past the Elite Rewards were strictly based on Elite Qualifying Points which basically meant those Elites flying on higher fare classes were awarded and gone are the Elite Level requirements for earning these rewards (Gold at 40K points, Platinum at 75K and Executive Platinum at 125K points) Now all Elite members will be able to choose 1 Elite Rewards at each qualifying level (see the graphic below, there is no better way of explaining it or rehashing it here).
You must register online by Dec 31, 13 and choose your reward(s) by Feb 28, 14. If you’ve already qualified for a milestone, look for your first notification email by the end of May. Full details and online registration can be found here.