Start Using Your AAdvantage Credit Cards To Earn Miles Toward Million Miler Status

Earn Miles Toward Million Miler Status

Courtesy: American Airlines

Start Using Your AAdvantage Credit Cards To Earn Miles Toward Million Miler Status

In April, American Airlines announced they were extending elite status into 2021.  And in the same announcement, American announced they announced a promotion for AAdvantage cardholders to earn Million Miler status miles through spend.  Beginning on May 1, you now have the opportunity to earn 1 mile toward Million Miler status for every dollar spent.

If you have any Citi AAdvantage or Barclays AAdvantage Aviator product, you are eligible for this benefit.  But keep in mind, the purchase period only runs until December 31, 2020.   That means that all spending between now and December 31 will go toward your Million Miler status.

Here’s a list of the cards that are included in this promotion:

  • All Citi / AAdvantage;
  • AAdvantage Aviator Silver, AAdvantage Aviator Red, AAdvantage Aviator Blue, and AAdvantage Aviator Business;
  • Select AAdvantage credit cards outside the U.S.

For the AAdvantage Aviator White, ever $2 spent on purchases will count as 1 mile toward Million Miler.

What Is Million Miler Status?

American Airlines Million Miler program gives you the opportunity to learn lifetime status levels with the airline.  Here are the milestones of the program:

  • One Million Miles:
    • AAdvantage Gold Status for the life of the program
    • 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles
  • Two Million Miles:
    • AAdvantage Platinum Status for the life of the program
    • Four one-way systemwide upgrades
  • Each Additional Million Miles:
    • Four one-way systemwide upgrades

Keep in mine you can normally only earn Million Miler miles by earning base miles.

Bottom Line

If you use your card regularly, this can help you gain some significant miles toward your Million Miler status.  This is definitely a beneficial way to earn.  This may be an opportunity to file a gap if you are flying less due to the coronavirus pandemic, too.  Moreover, given that you can earn through December, there’s a lot of spend opportunities with nine months of this promotion.

Again, this is a pretty nice earning opportunity if you’re looking to bulk up your Million Miler status with American Airlines.


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