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Old Nov 17, 15, 2:59 pm
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ty97
 
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Bolding mine:
Originally Posted by bchandler02 View Post
I am hoping I misunderstood. Here is what I am referring to from the original post:
[I]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

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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.
Awards miles is a synonym for Redeemable Miles (RDMs). Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) will continue to be earned based on distance flown. RDMs only will move to $$-based in the second half of 2016.

You’ll continue to earn EQMs based on the airline and booking class purchased. Plus, Full-fare Economy, Business Class or First Class tickets on American-marketed flights will earn EQMs at a higher rate – getting you to elite status faster.

On American-marketed flights:

3 EQMs/mile – Full-fare First or Business
2 EQMs/mile - Discount First or Business
1.5 EQMs/mile – Full-fare Main Cabin
1 EQM/mile - Discount Main Cabin
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