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Old Dec 1, 14, 5:33 pm
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There is no reason for AA to muck with their program in 2015. They have enough on their hands integrating the old AA and US programs and have already said that they won't change to spend-based in 2015.

It would shock me if the 2016 program does not look a lot more like UA and DL's programs. Largely because AA will need to think its EXP ranks of the former US CP's who make status flying lots of short hops because of the nature of the US domestic route system.

It is worth remembering that the vast majority of FF's don't pay attention to the program and view award tickets, upgrades and all that stuff as a bonus. While that is not apparent from FT, it's the reality. It is also worth remembering that the FT mantra that a spend-based system is bad simply wrong. It's a zero-sum game and there are many winners out there from spend-based and they are very very happy.
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