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AA’s Elite Status Changes

AA’s Elite Status Changes

  1. Anonymous

    Due to how American is changing their structure for awarding elite miles, will you be changing your philosophy around purchasing tickets?

    [B]Elite Status Changes Re-cap[/B]

    Full-fare First/Business – 3.0 EQMs per mile flown
    Discount First/Business – 2.0 EQMs per mile flown
    Full-fare Economy – 1.5 EQMs per mile flown
    Discount Economy – 1 EQMs per mile flown

    I’m curious if anyone out there will be paying more attention to cheap first/business class seats and purchasing those over a cheap economy seat because of the increased elite miles earned for spending more.

    I needed a one-way ticket to NYC in late February as a positioning flight, and the first class ticket was about $240 (economy was $84) and I ended up buying the first class ticket because of the new elite structure, however the cost will get refunded to me since I incurred the charge on my Citi Prestige card which refunds up to $250 per year, including ticket purchases.

    Is anyone else changing their purchasing strategy if the first class or business class ticket price is reasonable?

  2. Gaurav

    Drew–Ben posted his thoughts here: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/11/20/american-aadvantage-loyalty-2016/[/URL]. I’m sure many people (not constrained by corporate travel policies) are making similar choices.

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