FlyerTalk Forums - View Single Post - GUIDE: Earning AA Award / Redeemable Miles / RDM on AA, partners 1 Aug 2016
Old Jul 16, 16, 6:40 am
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: East Coast US
Programs: Free Agent
Posts: 187
Originally Posted by Smiley90 View Post
those are EQD, not RDM/EQM. Let's keep this to RDM in this thread, where it looks like there weren't any changes to pre-August 1st? I didn't do a thorough comparison but at first glance it looks like RDM-earning on partners is staying exactly the same.
Nope, there's been pretty broad cuts in RDM earning across partners from Aug 1. Especially in lower economy buckets, but also in mid level economy buckets like H and K, and then several partners' discount business buckets like LA, JJ, QR. It's a clear cut earning devaluation on top of the one early this year, combined with the redemption devaluation.

AAdvantage is now the worst of the 3 major US programs, with the only good thing being solid partners and continued first class availability for redemption. But they have much worse routing rules than DL/UA, worse SWUs than DL and probably even with UA given lack of C availability in advance, many fewer award seats on own metal than DL/UA, many fewer partners and a worse network than UA, and now worse partner earnings than DL. May be worse than UA for partner earnings as well if buying partner tickets through UA with a UA ticket number is a reasonable option wrt availability and price.
jigri2003 is offline