When the operational issues started to flare up at American Airlines more than one person suggested that the best outcome for passengers would be a promotion to attract customers back. Apparently the folks running the show agree, in a big way.

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American is offering double elite miles AND double award miles for all flights through the end of the year. The catch, however, is that you have to already have elite status with the carrier to get the full benefit. For AAdvantage members who are not already elite the promo offers double elite miles through the end of the year but only 10 days of double award miles around Thanksgiving.

I’d say this is unnecessarily confusing but no one really asked.

This is great news for elites looking to stock up at the end of the year. And for non-elites it doesn’t particularly such, though as a non-elite I’d prefer DRDMs not DEQMs. Maybe that’s why they didn’t offer it that way.

Registration is required for this promotion using code AATHX.