Call it the “blah-ification” by a thousand cuts. That’s the case with the American Airlines AAdvantage program over the past couple of years. While there have been occasional positive changes, the negative tweaks have me trying to think logically.
There have been plenty of big changes in the travel world over the past few weeks. We had changes from American Airlines that we expected, but didn’t expect until next year (maybe that’s hope?). To follow that up, we had Marriott surprise everyone by swooping in to snatch up Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Pizza in the News is back to discuss it. These changes are sure to cause a lot of confusion and disappointment amongst travelers. The folks at Fox News’ Happening Now had me back on today to discuss […]
It’s been a tough couple of weeks if you’re a big fan of American Airlines and their AAdvantage program. I am a big fan and there’s been nothing I “love” in the changes. I like the short mileage awards they’re adding, but they definitely don’t outweigh losing 4 systemwide upgrades (SWUs) every year as an EXP. But, one change I noticed after the fact has me both disappointed and puzzled. It’s how they’re addressing partner earning. I don’t think I’m quite surprised, given the changes they announced to earning on […]
It’s got to be a positive when American Airlines keeps announcing new international service. First, there was Sydney. Then Haneda and now Aukland. I’ll hope there’s more, but I openly wonder how things shake out with what’s announced so far?