Here's One Less AAdvantage To Flying American Airlines | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 09.21.17

Airborne 09.25.17

Airborne 09.26.17

Airborne 09.20.17

Airborne 09.21.17

Airborne 09.22.17

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 09.21.17

Airborne 09.25.17

Airborne 09.26.17

Airborne 09.20.17

Airborne 09.21.17

Airborne 09.22.17

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17

NEW!!! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview -- YouTube Presentation / Vimeo Presentation

Sat, Aug 09, 2008

Here's One Less AAdvantage To Flying American Airlines

Carrier To Start Charging For Redeemed Miles

There's another new fee to tell you about, if you're traveling on American Airlines. Effective October 1, anyone hoping to redeem AAdvantage frequent-flier miles for upgrades or free trips will need to spend $50 for the privilege.

That's not all. The Associated Press reports an upgrade from an economy coach seat to a First Class throne (a relative term) on a domestic flight will also cost $50, plus the 15,000 miles that were already needed. International flights will cost even more.

And speaking for those miles... the airline has also implemented a new, "three-tier" program, that in most cases will require fliers to spend more of their accumulated miles for a "free" trip. Nevermind the added $50 fee to redeem those miles... or, for that matter, the 15 bucks to check a single piece of luggage.

As if we needed to tell you, American says the latest changes are needed to combat high fuel prices (which have actually fallen about 20 percent in the past two weeks... in related news, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain -- Ed.)

The Fort Worth-based airline's move comes one week before Delta will enact similar fees for its frequent fliers.

While there's little the airlines could do at this point that could surprise us, American's move to charge its most loyal fliers seems particularly egregious. After all... it was American that invented the concept of frequent flier mileage programs 25 years ago.

FMI: www.aa.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.22.17: Breitling DC-3, World Aerobatic Championships, CFI Training

Also: Egan PLIMP, Aero-Honesty, Orbital ATK, United Airlines 747, New AIA Boss, Bristow Norway, ABS Celebrates 50th Having departed from Geneva last March, the Breitling DC-3 made >[...]

RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL Require New Digs It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off s>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17: FAA OKs FL Drone Ops, ICAO Registry?, No Pot Drones

Also: FAA Reauthorization, Medical Drone Transport, USMC Quadcopters, Canister Launched UAS, Atlas Dynamics Airborne, primarily based in Jacksonville, FL is starting to recover fro>[...]

AMA Drone Report 09.21.17: AMA Expo West, Parrot Mambo, No Drone Pot Delivery

Also: Drone Injury Study, Cook County-IL, Northeastern Drone Society, Propel Star Wars Drones, GA UAS Integration One of the pinnacle model aviation events of the year is coming up>[...]

AMA Comments On Singer Decision

Dr. Michael Singer’s Victory in A Federal Court Has Serious Legal Potential Rich Hanson, President of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), has issued the following stateme>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC