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Old Jul 4, 05, 11:40 am
Stefan Daystrom
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Originally Posted by drtdk
Have to appreciate the gall (and genius) of (further) monetizing electronic (read: no additional cost) transactions.
I'm not sure it's as much monetizing transactions, as carrots and sticks.

AA would like to have more of their award inventory figured out earlier. Thus more disincentives for doing it late, and thus more incentives for doing it early.

The later you ticket an award, the higher-cost seat it's being "compared" against as a rule.
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