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Rumor: Changes coming to Aadvantage Program in March

Old Jan 18, 19, 12:31 pm
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Rumor: Changes coming to Aadvantage Program in March

I filled out a survey the other day on an AA flight and used it to make a few complaints about the Aadvantage program. I got a follow up call today. We had a long conversation about award redemption (usurious mileage charges), American fares on certain routes (much higher than Oneworld partners in most cases), the proliferation of regional jets, even on long routes, and a number of other topics. I told her as a multi-year EXP that I was not feeling the love and was not sure I was going to bother with trying to re-qualify this year as EXP. At the end of the conversation the representative said some changes were coming in March that she thought I would appreciate. She used the word appreciate, which made me think it was connected to a topic we had discussed, and it was in reference to the Aadvantage program. I pressed, but she would not give more information.

So, I'm throwing it out to the intertubes: anyone have any inkling about pending Aadvantage program changes?
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Old Jan 18, 19, 12:44 pm
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Old Jan 18, 19, 12:52 pm
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Numerous widebody routes out of ERI and PIT.

You heard it here first!
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Old Jan 18, 19, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by arlflyer View Post
Numerous widebody routes out of ERI and PIT.

You heard it here first!
Oh my goodness, not PIT again. I'm not sure if there is anyone else left from the US forum...but there were many hard feelings when Parker and Kirby dismantled the PIT hub.
(before US moved to the new area at LAS it was rather depressing walking past all of the gates there, from when LAS was a hub too).

I'd love to be able to use stickers to go from E to PE on international. Well for a reasonable number of stickers at least (I still have over 40).
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Old Jan 18, 19, 1:30 pm
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Old Jan 18, 19, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by jackonferry View Post

So, I'm throwing it out to the intertubes: anyone have any inkling about pending Aadvantage program changes?

Yes, I do:
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Old Jan 18, 19, 1:51 pm
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Maybe an extension from those surveys that circulated many months ago??

I am rather surprised at how many longish routes have an mix of both mainline and regional jets with AA. Is there a reason why DFW-PHX needs a CRJ at 6:24 PM to be followed by a 757 at 6:50 PM? That isn't anything to do with AAdvantage though.

My money is on what JonNYC has tweeted about!
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Old Jan 18, 19, 1:57 pm
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Reversing Oasis? Itís getting harder and harder to avoid the MAX8. But thatís nothing to do with AAdvantage either.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 2:12 pm
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The info from JonNYC is not so useful without an award chart. Will they price it closer to J than to Y, in the hope of making people think it is a premium product?

Also, why would a disgruntled ExPlat become gruntled because of this?
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Old Jan 18, 19, 2:16 pm
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My money is on what JonNYC has tweeted about!
which is?
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Old Jan 18, 19, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by arlflyer View Post
Numerous widebody routes out of ERI and PIT.

You heard it here first!
after LIT-NRT, I assume?
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Old Jan 18, 19, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly View Post
The info from JonNYC is not so useful without an award chart. Will they price it closer to J than to Y, in the hope of making people think it is a premium product
People will be pleased with the PE chartó or slightly less miserable and dyspeptic than usual, anyway.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 2:20 pm
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which is?
See 4th post above yours..
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Old Jan 18, 19, 2:22 pm
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People will be pleased with the PE chart— or slightly less miserable and dyspeptic than usual, anyway.
Speaking only for myself (but many others, I suspect) - I have no issues with the charts, really - it's the availability that kills me.
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Old Jan 18, 19, 2:49 pm
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after LIT-NRT, I assume?
Plus a big A380 order for the hourly LIT-NRT shuttle.
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