American Adding More Value To Platinum Pro And Executive Platinum Status Elite Levels

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After years of devaluations and cuts, American has gone above and beyond in enhancing their program this year.

And now they’re making enhancements to their Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum elite levels.

Platinum Pro normally requires 75K EQMs (elite qualifying miles)+$9,000 EQDs (Elite qualifying dollars spent on flights). For 2021 that’s reduced to 60K EQMs+$7,000 EQDs. American will also waive the spending requirement for Gold, Platinum, and Platinum Pro status for customers who spend $30,000 on American credit cards. All miles that post to your account between 1/1/21-12/31/21 will count for that requirement.

As of 2021 Platinum Pro will have top-tier OneWorld Emerald status instead of OneWorld Sapphire. That will allow access to OneWorld first class lounges, and check-in, and boarding with additional free luggage.

Plus when you reach 2021 Platinum Pro you’ll get to choose one choice reward from this list:

  • One systemwide upgrade
  • 20K miles (25K for AA cardholders)
  • 15% off one award itinerary
  • 6 Admirals Club passes
  • $200 travel voucher

Those are some major improvements for Platinum Pro between the lower status requirements, the ability to spend on a credit card to waive the EQD requirements, the higher OneWorld status, and the ability to select a systemwide upgrade for the first time ever!

Executive Platinum normally requires 100K EQMs (elite qualifying miles)+$15,000 EQDs (Elite qualifying dollars spent on flights). For 2021 that’s reduced to 80K EQMs+$12,000 EQDs.

Executive Platinums will get to pick one choice reward from the list above when they reach Platinum Pro level for 2021 and another 2 choice rewards from the list below:

  • 2 systemwide upgrades
  • 25K miles (30K for AA cardholders)
  • Gift of Gold status
  • Admirals Club membership (requires 2 choice rewards)
  • $200 travel voucher
  • 10,000 bonus EQMs (can only be selected once)
  • Choice of Bang & Olufsen products

Executive Platinums can also earn more rewards when they hit higher EQM tiers.

Best of all, you don’t need to make your choices until 12/30/22! Choices expire 12 months from when you elect them. It’s a no-brainer to wait until you need the choice reward to make the selection!

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Does this status get you Hyatt Globalest?


Do I still need EQMs if I spend 30k on my card??
Or would 30k spend on a card get me Platinum Pro?


Wondering what are the odds they extend the spending your way towards million-miler status in 2021?