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American Airlines Reduces Partner Earnings Significantly, And Almost Immediately

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American Airlines has made some pretty significant changes to their partner earning structure, and they’re effective almost immediately. Here’s what you need to know.

An American Airlines Change I Really Don’t Agree With

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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 […]

Here Are The Decisions I Made About End Of Year Travel

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 […]