I have about 2 minutes before I have to run, but American has announced an always-hoped-for end of year Double Elite Qualifying Miles promotion (details and signup here). Here’s the short version:
Now through December 31st you’ll earn double elite qualifying miles on all American Airlines flights, including flights you’ve already booked. The promo page is a little vague, but you do NOT need to be an Elite member to qualify. You do, however, need to be an Elite member to also get double flight miles (ie, if you are an Elite member you will get both double elite qualifying miles AND double flight miles).
I’ve gotta run, but this is pretty big (I just earned 1K on United so that’ll do it for me this year, but for you AA flyers this is pretty ridiculous).
(EDIT: Non-Elites can earn double miles for flights Nov 16-26).