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American making elite status attainable

American Airlines, a unit of AMR Corp., said Wednesday it is offering promotions to its frequent flyers geared toward helping make them eligible for elite status and extra rewards.
/ Source: The Associated Press

American Airlines, a unit of AMR Corp., said Wednesday it is offering promotions to its frequent flyers geared toward helping make them eligible for elite status and extra rewards.

The airline said customers would be able to earn twice the elite status qualifying miles when they fly on American Airlines, American Eagle, and AmericanConnection between Sept. 2 and Dec. 15.

Customers who qualify based on elite-qualifying miles need to accumulate 25,000 elite-qualifying miles for AAdvantage Gold status, 50,000 miles for AAdvantage Platinum and 100,000 miles for AAdvantage Executive Platinum in a calendar year.

The airline said its elite rewards promotion gives its most loyal frequent fliers the opportunity to add to the benefits they receive. Rewards include more upgrades and membership to the carrier's airport VIP lounges.