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Old Nov 17, 15, 2:59 pm
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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


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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