There’s been a general creep to more expensive award redemptions by the Big 3 US airlines. Delta has gone furthest by eliminating award charts, while American and United have added much more expensive “AAnytime or “Standard” awards.
I was trying to help a friend with a flight home to see her father earlier today. Admittedly, I really thought what I was looking at was a glitch. Given recent search results I’m not so sure. Here’s the one-way flight I found from Philadelphia to Orlando in coach.
I took the screenshot of the connecting flights to illustrate this isn’t a one-off for nonstop flights or just a couple of flights that day. It must just be a really busy day with expensive paid flights, right? Uh, no.
The Final Two Pennies
I sure hope this is just a system glitch. That being said, the other “AAnytime” pricing on this route for other days that week are 30,000 miles for a one-way economy class award. Those are just really horrible. I’m working on some research for similar patterns on United that I need to finish up for you guys. Not pretty.
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