American’s New Higher Spending Requirement for Executive Platinum Status

In addition to either 100,000 qualifying miles or 120 segments American’s ‘Executive Platinum’ status will require $15,000 spend starting in 2019, up from the current $12,000 spend requirement.

There are no changes to qualifying rules for lower elite tiers at this time. Although of course they’re gutting earning of qualifying dollars via credit card spend too.

None of this should come as a surprise, and simply continues a trajectory that’s been set.