All of the elite qualification changes you need to know about for 2021

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我们已经看到了很多航空公司和酒店链在去年调整他们的忠诚度计划。几乎每个主要计划都宣布了精英状态扩展。但是,有些人通过降低2021年的资格要求进一步采取措施。

跟踪变化的无数challenge to keep up with, but TPG is here to help. Here’s a complete list of all of the elite qualification changes you need to know about for 2021. We’ll continue to regularly update this guide as more airlines and hotels announce changes.

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阿拉斯加航空公司

Alaska normally offers two ways to reachMVP精英状态: by taking Alaska-operated flights exclusively (with lower qualification thresholds) or by taking a combination of Alaska- and partner-operated flights (with higher thresholds). However, in 2021, Alaska will follow the lower qualification thresholds for all members.

  • MVP:20,000个精英资格的里程数或30个细分
  • MVP Gold:40,000英里或60个细分的精英资格
  • MVP金75K:75,000 elite-qualifying miles or 90 segments

Although it no longer matters how you earn your miles, you must fly a minimum number of Alaska Airlines segments to earn or retain status: two for MVP, four for MVP Gold and six for MVP Gold 75K.

Related:阿拉斯加常旅客在2021年期待着很多期待

美国航空公司

American was the first U.S. airline to announce elite status updates for next year. In 2021,AAdvantage elite status董事会将减少资格阈值。您在2021年获得的任何地位将在2023年1月31日至1月31日。

The airline is reducing elite-qualifying miles (EQMs) required by 20%. Elite-qualifying segments (EQSs) and elite-qualifying dollars (EQDs) are lowered by 20% to 33%. Here’s how the new requirements break down:

  • 金:20,000 EQMs or 20 EQSs plus $2,000 EQDs
  • Platinum:40,000 EQMs or 45 EQSs, plus $4,500 EQDs
  • Platinum Pro:60,000欧时或70欧时,加上7,000美元的EQDS
  • Executive Platinum:80,000 eqm或95 eqss,加上12,000美元的EQDS

Related:捷径Elite状态,休息室访问和更多AA Airpass进入50%OFF

Top-tier American Airlines elites get VIP treatment. (Photo by Andres Morales for The Points Guy)

还有一种新的途径来绕过EQD要求。具体而言,您可以通过在任何内支出30,000美元来放弃均衡要求到Platinum Pro状态Cobranded Aadvantage信用卡during the calendar year.

In addition, American is making major changes in earning rates for basic economy tickets. Come Jan. 1, 2021, basic economy tickets will no longer earn elite-qualifying miles, segments or dollars. On the flip side, elites will be able to enjoy status perks when flying basic economy.

Related:如何在美国航空公司幸存基础经济

禽田

2021年1月31日,Avianca Lifemiles将从基于距离的里程抵达到基于收入的里程赚来。这种变化将影响您如何获得可赎回的里程和精英资格率的里程。您可以在飞行中获得每美元的五个合格点,这意味着您将无法再通过预订廉价的长途航班来快速地状态。

在光明的一面,Avianca将降低2021年的精英状态要求。临时变更提供高达40%的精英状态要求减少,更高的地位等级减少了更大的降低。

  • 红色加:8,250 qualifying miles (usually 11,000)
  • Silver:11,200 qualifying miles (usually 16,000)
  • 金:18,850 qualifying miles (usually 29,000)
  • 钻石:28,800 qualifying miles (usually 48,000)

如前所述,您必须在Avianca操作的航班上赚取80%的有资格的里程,以便有资格获得地位。其余的可以在任何明星联盟合作伙伴上获得。

Related:Avianca更新了2021年赚取数英里和精英状态的更新

三角洲

虽然三角洲是第一个航空公司extend elite status由于冠状病毒爆发,它尚未宣布精英资格改变2021年。但是,它正在从2020到2021的所有奖章资格里程(MQMS)滚动,以获得2022个奖章状态。因此,如果您今年拍摄了任何三角洲航班,您已经开始在2021年赚取赚取状态。

Related:You don’t need to spend $250,000 to fast-track Delta Diamond status

Hawaiian Airlines

夏威夷汇率为2021年(基于2020旅行)成分为期一半的Pualani Eite资格。它还证实,在减少精英资格下实现了Pualani铂金现状的成员仍将获得其两个白金升级证书。

  • Pualani Gold status:15段或10,000英里
  • Pualani Platinum status:30段或20,000英里

However, there’s no word yet whether Hawaiian will continue to follow the reduced requirements next year.

Related:Best ways to redeem points and miles on Hawaiian Airlines

Hilton

Hilton Honors has slashed2021 qualification requirementsin half, including stays, nights and base points. Here’s how you can earn status starting January 2021:

  • Silver:2住宿,5晚,或12,500个基点
  • 金:10 stays, 30 nights or 37,500 base points
  • 钻石:15住宿,30晚或60,000个基点

Related:An inside look at how Hilton is cleaning hotel rooms between guests

康拉德博拉博拉。(照片由夏天赫尔/点头)

In addition to reducing requirements, Hilton will automaticallyroll overall 2020 elite-qualifying nights to 2021, so you could get a big head start on your 2021 qualification based on stays this year. However, keep in mind that you could also get automatic Hilton Honors elite status year-after-year with aCobranded希尔顿卡

Related:Why Hilton should add a new elite tier above Diamond

凯悦

在希尔顿的脚步,凯悦announced它将将Elite状态要求降低50%2021 qualification year。并记住,2021年收入的任何地位将通过2月28日,2023年2月28日一直有效。

Here’s a look at how the 2021 tier requirements break down:

  • 发现者:Stay five tier-qualifying nights or earn 12,500 base points ($2,500 in spending)
  • Explorist:Stay 15 tier-qualifying nights or earn 25,000 base points ($5,000 in spending)
  • Globalist:Stay 30 tier-qualifying nights or earn 50,000 base points ($10,000 in spending)

如果您有一个,这些要求可能会降低cobranded凯悦卡。那些有的人World of Hyatt Credit Cardautomatically get five qualifying nights each year just for having the card. Additionally, cardholders earn two elite-qualifying nights for every $5,000 spent on the card.

Related:How to earn two years of top-tier Hyatt elite status after just 9 nights

Room at the Confidante Miami Beach, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
The Confidante Miami Beach, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. (Photo by Benji Stawski/The Points Guy)

In addition, as a part of theBonus Journeys promotionregistrationrequired), for every tier-qualifying night you complete by Feb. 28, 2021, you’ll earn one additional night credit.

Related:将使您的下一个酒店保持更多有益的促销活动

日本航空公司

In addition to extending status for JAL Mileage Bank members with Fly On elite status, JAL will be giving elites bonus Fly On points to give them a head start in earning status for the following year.

该点将在2021年2月2日星期四的基础上基于您的1月7日,2021年1月7日:

  • JMB Diamond members: 40,000 bonus FLY ON Points
  • JGC Premier members: 28,000 FLY ON Points
  • JMB Sapphire成员:15,000点飞行
  • JMB水晶会员:8,000张点

JetBlue

In mid-December, JetBlue announced some major changes to itsMosaic elite status program。In addition to extending status for current elites, it will make earning Mosaic status in 2021 easier. It is both reducing thresholds and introducing a new way to qualify altogether.

以下是您在2021年赚取马赛克状态的方式:

  • 7,500 Mosaic Qualifying points (usually 15,000 points)
  • 6,000 Mosaic Qualifying points + 15 segments (usually 12,000 points and 30 segments)
  • $50,000 spent on purchases with the JetBlue Plus or JetBlue Business Card during the calendar year (as before)
  • $30,000 spent on purchases with the JetBlue Plus or JetBlue Business Card + 4,000 Mosaic Qualifying points during the calendar year (new and exclusively for 2021)
薄荷迷你套房。(照片由Benji Stawski / Points Guy)

如果您在2021年期间超出资格阈值,您将获得额外的奖金和津贴,包括10,000个奖励积分(价值130美元TPG估值)经过10,000个镶嵌合格点后,有机会在20,000马赛克合格点之后的礼品马赛克地位和30,000马赛克合格点之后的免费往返教练飞行。

最重要的是,捷蓝航空将提供额外精英体育rks. For starters, elites will be able to bring a companion for free for every paid flight booked and flown between Jan. 1 and May 20, 2021, including in Mint. Plus, Mosaics will now permanently get complimentary extra-legroom Even More Space seating on the day of departure.

Related:JetBlue TrueBlue计划的完整指南

联合的

Shortly after American’s announcement, United said it would also make it更轻松赚取总理精英地位在2021年。2021年资格年度,总理资格点(PQPS)和总理资格的航班(PQFS)要求已减少约25%。作为提醒,旅行者为由联合签发的门票或基于距离和票价课程的每笔符合条件的美元赚取一个PQP合作伙伴发布的门票。您还可以为每个符合条件的飞行段飞行获得一个PQF。

这是如何崩溃的:

  • Silver:3,000 PQPs/8 PQFs or 3,500 PQPs
  • 金:6,000 pqps / 16 pqfs或7,000 pqps
  • Platinum:9,000 pqps / 24 pqfs或10,000 pqps
  • 总理1K:13,500 PQPS / 36 PQF或15,000 PQPS

In addition to the reduced requirements, anyone who currently holds elite status will automatically get 25% of the PQP-only requirement for 2021 deposited into their accounts. Silver members should expect 875 PQPs, Gold 1,750, Platinum 2,500 and Premier 1K 3,750. Don’t forget that United requires that elites fly a minimum of four segments on United or United Express to qualify for status, so you can’t automatically earn status next year from this bonus alone.

Related:How to maximize the United MileagePlus program

United's 767的Polaris商业课程。(照片由Benji Stawski / Points Guy)

最重要的是,从1月1日至3月31日到2021年3月31日,里程数议员可以在他们的前三个联合或联合快递的PQP赚取旅行中获得奖金PQP。Elite成员可以获得100%的PQP奖金,至少有300个奖励PQP,每次旅行最多1,500个奖金PQPS。非精英可以获得50%的奖金,每次旅行最少150个奖金PQP,最多可获得1,000个奖金PQPS。

Keep in mind that you can also earn PQPs withCobranded联合信用卡, 如那个United Explorer卡联合俱乐部无限卡

Related:如何用联合信用卡解锁额外的奖励可用性

温德姆

While not the most rewarding program around, Wyndham Rewards reduced elite status qualifications in 2021 by 40%. Here’s what it will take to earn Wyndham elite status next year:

  • 金:3晚
  • Platinum:9 nights
  • 钻石:24 nights

Remember that if you qualify for Wyndham Diamond status, you could将此与钻石匹配Caesars酒店内的地位和度假村连锁店。凯撒钻石津贴包括waived resort fees on all stays, complimentary valet and self-parking and a100美元的年度庆祝晚餐Caesars-owned restaurants

Related:If I book a hotel on December 31, what year will my stay count toward?

Bottom line

Many airline and hotel loyalty programs are making it easier to earn elite status in 2021. However, as you can see, there still are a few major programs missing from this list. It’s highly likely that more changes will be announced in the weeks to come, so be sure to bookmark this guide and check back regularly as we update it with more information.

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