Welcome to Platinum Pro the new AA elite level. Funny how they mask this with the $$$ EQD requirements.
Elite status in 2017
New status level
In 2017 you can start earning toward a new level, Platinum Pro, with benefits like:
I’m sure the many other bloggers will beat this to death. Here is the link to see more.
Most likely the ability to use 500 mile coupons by Ex Plats for Award ticket upgrades may be the most interesting.