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Old Nov 17, 15, 2:58 pm
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PolarRoute
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DFW Texas
Programs: AA (ExecPlat, >2MM), United (Gold, >1 MM), HH (Diamond), SPG (Gold), Accorhotels (Gold)
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Originally Posted by bchandler02 View Post
I am hoping I misunderstood. Here is what I am referring to from the original post:
Earning in 2016 and beyond
In the second half of 2016, award miles for travel on American marketed flights will be calculated based on what you pay for your ticket (base fare plus carrier-imposed fees, excluding any government-imposed taxes and fees) and your elite status; the higher your status, the more you’ll earn.

5 miles/U.S. dollar – AAdvantage member
7 miles/U.S. dollar – Gold
8 miles/U.S. dollar – Platinum
11 miles/U.S. dollar – Executive Platinum


To me, this is saying that instead of earning 4751 miles from DFW to LHR, as a Gold I would earn 7*<whatever fare/fees>. So let's say $900 for that not including taxes. 900*7=6300 miles.

Somebody please tell me if I am wrong. This is one time I hope I am being a complete idiot and not understanding this, because otherwise it sucks.
You got it right. DFW-LHR is 9500 R/T. As Gold you now earn 1.25*9500=11400 miles for the trip. To earn that much under the new rule you need to buy a ticket that costs 11400/7= $1628 plus taxes (probably a $2300 ticket total).

However, the typical ticket is $1600, with about $1000 in revenue, so you would earn 7000 miles.

Last edited by PolarRoute; Nov 17, 15 at 3:00 pm Reason: add info
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