Choice Plus

Update: American Airlines Variable Choice Plus Pricing A Feature, Not A Bug

I have to admit, I was pretty pleased with the original announcement that American Airlines was creating bundled pricing that included change fees at a lower apparent cost.  Things got a little better when American also announced they were expanding the timeframe you could request a same day change to your flight. And, then things started to get a bit screwy.  It started with just one flight I couldn’t get to price right with Choice Plus as an add-on.  But, then I did a bit more digging and found out […]

American’s New Choice Plus Fares More Of A Choose Your Own Adventure?

I’m a guy who changes his tickets frequently enough that I incur my fair share of change fees (and then some).  Plans change, that’s just the reality of a business traveler. That’s why I was pretty pumped when American announced their new Choice Plus (and Choice Essential, to a lesser degree) fare options.  Priority boarding isn’t something I need, nor extra checked baggage, but change fees add up quickly.  At $150 to change, plus the possibility of a $75 same-day change on top of that, there was a ton of […]