UPDATE: False alarm! The typo is being corrected.
Flyertalk member KIR@GCM has a good eye, noticing that American Airlines has updated its website to list a new, higher qualification requirement for its top-tier Executive Platinum status. Previously, Amol wrote that as a result of the merger with US Airways, American would be increasing the the number of elite-qualifying segments from 100 to 120. You would still be able to earn status with just 100,000 elite-qualifying miles or points. (I wrote my own take on the changes from a US Airways perspective.)
In fact, you can still see those 100/100/120 qualification rules on the page announcing the new, combined AAdvantage program for 2015.
But KIR@GCM found that the main page describing elite status was updated with different information. It clearly lists qualification requirements as 120,000 elite-qualifying miles, 120,000 elite-qualifying points, or 120 segments.
One can only hope that this is a mistake, perhaps made because it’s a lot easier to change the information in an HTML table and get past a review processes undetected vs. creating a graphic that has the same information.
If this change is correct, then (1) American seriously needs to reconsider the consequences of making such changes without warning its customers and (2) I probably will abandon my efforts to earn Executive Platinum status this year. Raising qualification requirements by 20% after the year starts is inexcusable. I’ll update this post if I receive official confirmation one way or the other.