Negative American Airlines Changes Incoming

According to AA insider @xJonNYC we should expect some negative changes to the American Airlines program in less than three weeks.

It’s currently unclear what exactly these changes will be but they won’t be good. In addition according to VFTW AA will simplify earning elite status and move towards a more revenue based system.

41
Leave a Reply

avatar
 

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
zeer0
zeer0

Darn, I will not be happy if the Barclays AAviator bonus I’m waiting to post doesn’t get to my account until post-devaluation.

AA
AA

I’m in a similar boat, waiting for Citi Premier bonus to post. Going to be almost another month before that happens!

Tre
Tre

just looking at award map last night, trying to snag last good deal. have prices already gone up? I feel like they have already made changes

Jeff
Jeff

I am guessing that anyone that willingly does business with AA at this point is stuck because of hub, flight schedules. For those, I am really sorry. Otherwise, the writing has been on the wall for years that you should avoid AA at all costs.

scott
scott

I heard a rumor it will be a more revenue based system. Award redemptions will fluctuate based on ticket prices and demand. No more fixed peak/off peak. It really hurts that airlines are doing this when it’s still a difficult time to use your miles. I only use AA for international and haven’t been able to go overseas in almost 2 years because of the Covid situation. I’m not going to book any flights for the future because I want international travel rules to stabiilze.

David
David

I saw this coming that’s why I burned most of my miles and points on a first-time trip to Hawaii. I still have a modest amount of miles left just in case but I do not keep my hope high for a return to normal in summer 2022.

Tim
Tim

Burning your miles sounds good… but I’d have a hard time doing that with as many as I have… maybe after a handful of trips around the world in 1st class I could…

zeer0
zeer0

Hopefully revenue-based awards will only apply to AA-operated flights, otherwise the program is fully going in the toilet.

David
David

While I hope so it is unlikely…. awards for AA-operated flights are already revenue-based now with seasonal pricing.

Daniel
Daniel

Remember the Citi Thank You transfer ability ends Nov. 13.

Changes could be made to coincide with that.

SJ
SJ

It has already happened? Following search for biz award used to be 70K each side.

DEPART
Seattle, WA to Delhi, India
Monday, November 15, 2021

Tue, Nov 16
104.5K

Wed, Nov 17
107K

Thu, Nov 18
180K

Fri, Nov 19
180K

Sat, Nov 20
117K

joremero
joremero

You mean like more shutdowns? lol

RiskandReward
RiskandReward

International partner awards in biz and first will probably see big devaluations….

Tolikfox
Tolikfox

Yea united recently did theirs so u bet AA is gonna follow suit

Ferris
Ferris

I’m sure TPG has a post about how these are great changes coming up.

tennismenace3
tennismenace3

These are great changes! You can sign up and get 10k AA miles below!

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

Yeah, this sucks. The last airline with decent biz class redemption rates.

Aditya Nair
Aditya Nair

If youre talking about international biz, theres always asia miles and privilege club. Pretty decent.

lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

I was talking about the big three. I’m sure Turkish miles or something might offer a great value but I have no easy way of getting those miles.