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Old Dec 1, 14, 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
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.
Agree that the program will likely change for 2016 and that thinning EXP ranks will be one of the objectives.

Disagree that it will be because of former US CP. Business travelers buying expensive short hops can be very profitable. More likely cause will be all the low value elites fleeing DL/UA since cheap long haul tickets will no longer earn big miles. Changes are already being seen as AS changes their earn rates to deflect becoming the dumping ground for dis-enchanted DL flyers.
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