Do the miles I am awarding count toward the recipient's top tier status? orderAAmiles Admin May 13, 2011 19:13 Updated No, only elite qualifying miles count towards top tier status. Please refer to the “Qualification Requirements” at AA.com, http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/eliteStatus/qualification-requirements.jsp Related articles How long does it take for miles that I have awarded to be posted to a members account? How secure are my online purchases? What is the process for campaign approval? How do I post miles directly to an AAdvantage member account? Do miles awarded expire once they are in a member's account? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.