Just catching up on a few things. As the absolute last person on earth to blog about AA Elite Rewards 2012, AA’s Double EQM offer for folks from certain states, and who knows what else, I thought a “catch up” post was in order. Hat tip to Gary and MommyPoints.

As Gary notes, AA’s Elite Rewards 2012 has been announced. It’s nice that they announced early this year as opposed to late summer last year. Note that the rewards are based on elite qualifying points (EQPs), and not miles. If you can fly this much, the rewards are quite nice, especially for Executive Platinums who can choose 2 rewards ranging from 35,000 bonus miles, 2 EVIP certificates (systemwide upgrades), Admirals Club membership, or gifting Gold status to a friend. Notice I said you can choose 2….so you could theoretically get 4 EVIP certs for hitting the rewards threshold which in the case of Executive Platinums is 125,000 EQPs. Of course, 70,000 miles might be more valuable to you in some cases…… but I really like those 4 EVIP certs….. too bad I can only day dream of being Executive Platinum for the time being. Click here, and then register with code ELTA2.

MommyPoints shares good news on double elite qualifying miles (EQMs) from American for residents in certain states. American had previously announced a promotion for residents of California, Illinois, and Texas to earn double EQMs for flights between Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO). Better yet, flights between ORD and Orange County, CA (SNA) have now been added to the promotion. From Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), flights to LAX and SFO qualify. Click here to register.

As for me, I’m off to Atlanta tomorrow morning for a quick 2-night business trip. The whole world knows I prefer any of the three Atlanta area W Hotels to most anything else, but unfortunately, none of them are within walking distance of my job site in the A-T-L. And this week, that trumps everything since I’m packing a week’s worth of work into 2.5 days. So it’s back to my old standby, the Embassy Suites. Hey, at least I’ll be collecting triple Dividend Miles. My Delta Medallion upgrade has cleared, and life is good.