Wondering where I decided to focus my airline spending in 2017? Here’s the rationale for my decisions in the new world of airline loyalty programs.
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 […]
I wanted to thank everyone who took time to weigh in on some decisions I was trying to make by the end of the year in relation to elite status. First, I had asked folks if I should make a very painful mileage run to ensure Executive Platinum status in the American Airlines AAdvantage program. The comments were overwhelmingly in favor of doing the mileage run to make sure I had all the miles I needed in 2014. The reason it was even an issue was because of a late […]