Ok ok, I’m not going to waste any more of your time decrying American’s AAdvantage changes: they’re here and that’s too bad. That said, many of us will still fly with American, so it doesn’t hurt to stay informed about what’s going on.
I have to give American credit where it’s due. In addition to rolling out the new redeemable miles scheme American also added functionality to their website to make everything as upfront as possible during the purchase process. Let’s look at a hypothetical trip from DFW-PDX that I was looking at. On the “Review & Pay” section of the website, I saw the below, clearly listing the various kinds of elite-qualifying miles, segments, and (coming in 2017) dollars I’d earn for this trip.
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I’m back with episode 002 of What’s the Points! Today we cover the changes that took place to American’s AAdvantage program yesterday, my favorite deal-finding site, and a curious story about glass jetways. Click through for the video!
Well today is the day. The amount of redeemable miles you earn on a flight no longer has any correlation to the distance of the flight or the class in which you fly. It’s now all about the money. I’ve made my thoughts on the matter pretty clear in a previous post and won’t rehash the gory details here. But let’s talk about a change American needs to make.
American Airlines announced today (well, yesterday for me because I happen to be in Japan at the moment) some more Super Happy Fun changes to their AAdvantage program. It’s not just that they’re bad, but American executives continue to lie to investors and consumers by using words like “innovation” or “innovative” or “good” when describing these changes. They are literally copying and pasting what Delta and United have done. That is not innovation, that is laziness.
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Andy reminds his readers to make AAdvantage award bookings today before the new award chart goes into effect.
Andy walks you through one of the best benefits of Executive Platinum status with American Airlines: Systemwide Upgrades