Last night I made another post about American’s excellent business class fares to China, which are especially rewarding when you factor in that you earn triple elite qualifying points towards status. One China trip would put me over the edge for the 2012 Elite Rewards (which earns me 70,000 bonus AAdvantage miles), so it seemed like a good enough deal.
However, as I also discussed in that post, it seemed like AAdvantageGeek had a different interpretation of the promotion than I did based on the clause “This offer does not increment the member’s prize eligible mileage balance or Million Miler status”, which led him to believe the following:
Do the bonus elite-qualifying points count toward AAdvantage Elite Rewards?
No. From the terms and conditions “This offer does not increment the member’s prize eligible mileage balance”. Speaking of AAdvantage Elite Rewards, the deadline to register is December 15, 2012. Go here for more info to to see the list of gifts for this year.
I’ve sought official clarification from American, and I’m happy to report that the double elite qualifying points do count towards the 2012 Elite Rewards:
Yes, the bonus EQPs earned will count towards reaching the Elite Rewards threshold goals. The T&C in question, which refers to “prize eligible miles” simply refers to Redeemable Miles – those that can be used to exchange for award travel.
So you can keep planning your business class tickets to China.