I have just started flying AA more often than any other airline. Also, have been wanting to get to GOLD status. Would really appreciate if you guys can help me. Can someone please help me understand: Elite Miles - If I fly 600 miles, does that directly translate to 600 elite miles? Elite Segments - I need some 21 segments to get to GOLD, are all segments counted towards this status? or is there only some segments that count towards the status? Now, if I complete either one of these elite miles, elite points or segments, would I get GOLD or will I need all three of them? Confused. Totally.