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American Airlines are currently in the process of updating their loyalty program. Thus, starting on January 1, 2022, instead of Elite Qualifying Miles, Elite Qualifying Dollars and Elite Qualifying Segments, AAdvantage members will only have one status metric: Loyalty Points. That means you can simply use an AAdvantage® credit card for purchases to earn Loyalty Points. More specifically, as an American Airlines AAdvantage\u00ae credit card member you will earn 1 Loyalty Point for every one eligible AAdvantage mile earned from purchases using your AAdvantage credit card.

There will be four AAdvantage statuses: AAdvantage Gold®, AAdvantage Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum Pro®, and AAdvantage Executive Platinum®. Here's how many Loyalty Points you'll need to earn AAdvantage® Status:

AAdvantage Gold® - 30,000 Loyalty Points

AAdvantage Platinum® - 75,000 Loyalty Points

AAdvantage Platinum Pro® - 125,000 Loyalty Points

AAdvantage Executive Platinum® - 200,000 Loyalty Points

The membership year duration will also change. Instead of using a calendar year for qualifications, AAdvantage members will qualify for status based on the Loyalty Points earned from March through the following February. And the AAdvantage status membership year will be valid through March 31 of each year (all current members will have their loyalty status extended to March 31, 2022).