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AA devaluation

AA devaluation

  1. Ruben

    Concerning the devaluation, will the price of miles remain the same or adjust to the devaluation? In other words, consider a 60k redemption for EY first, will it cost then more since you will have to buy 100k? Any thoughts?
    Thank you guys

  2. MidSouthSkier

    [USER=656]@Ruben[/USER] – are you asking if the price for which AA sells miles will change or if Lucky’s valuation of AA miles will change?

  3. Ruben

    [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] – first one. If the price at which AA sells miles will change.

  4. MidSouthSkier

    Not sure we have a way to tell. It seems like every time they run a sale on miles it’s a slightly different price even now, so who knows what they’ll do in the future.

  5. Ruben

    Thanks! Hmm I see…so not sure but it looks like it will cost more to buy the miles for Etihad first right?

  6. MidSouthSkier

    Let’s say AA keeps the price per point the same. Then yes, it will cost more because you’ll have to buy more. Of course there are frequent sales, including one that ends today, so you can buy more during the sales when the miles are cheaper.

  7. Gaurav

    To look at it another way, the cost of your award is going up 67%. I would be very surprised if AA changed its mile pricing by that amount, either for regular and sale prices. As [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] says you should plan to stock up during sales but there is no doubt that you will be paying more for the flights.

  8. AlexGBBAGold

    Switch to BA. I’m sick and tired of devaluation and revenue based status qualifications. I’ve tried to sneak in to check in at the AA flagship with my BA GOLD card at MIA in January. The lady dragon there told me “Oh, you don’t qualify with your BA Gold card, this is for “rich people only”. Pathetic comment could well spoil your day. However, checking in at the Plat Exec desk was not a problem (for a domestic US flight). I’d like to start a thread on this “flagship” product, I’m kind of intrigued….

  9. No Name


    AA does not have a Flagship lounge in MIA, it closed years ago.

    Was it the Oneworld premium lounge in [I]E concourse [/I] that turned you away? [URL][/URL]

    Have you considered Alaska’s program if buying miles?

  10. AlexGBBAGold

    Thanks for the info. I have no info or details on how the whole flagship system works including the lounges. At MIA though there was a dedicated, glased off, very much red carpet type checking in desk. It looked fantastic.

    [QUOTE=”No Name, post: 11989, member: 268″][USER=1393]@AlexGBBAGold[/USER]

    AA does not have a Flagship lounge in MIA, it closed years ago.

    Was it the Oneworld premium lounge in [I]E concourse [/I] that turned you away? [URL][/URL]

    Have you considered Alaska program if buying miles?[/QUOTE]

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