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 03.23.17

Airborne
03.20.17

Airborne
03.21.17

Airborne
03.22.17

Airborne
03.23.17

Airborne 03.24.17

Airborne-Unmanned 03.21.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 03.23.17

Airborne
03.20.17

Airborne
03.21.17

Airborne
03.22.17

Airborne
03.23.17

Airborne 03.24.17

Airborne-Unmanned 03.21.17

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-Unmanned 03.21.17: Heron 1 FOC, Canadian UAVs BVLOS, Quad Inspects C17

Also: Terra Drone, senseFly partners with MicaSense, Quadcopter Topology Optimization The Heron 1 UAV has attained Full Operational Capability (FOC), allowing two Republic of Singa>[...]

AMA Drone Report 03.23.17: New Canada Drone Regs, 'Anti-Drone' Race, Tiny Whoop

Also: SELFLY Camera-Kickstarter, Turtle Tracking Drones, Drones Save Lives! The Canadian government has recently released new regulations for recreational drone operators that carr>[...]

Airborne 03.24.17: GA v Privatization, FAA UAS $$$, Mexico Fines

Also: NASA Authorization, Av-Associations, Essential Air Services, Kite String, Rotax @SnF, Car v Plane, FAA Forecast With the need to authorize the FAA before September 30 of this>[...]

Klyde Morris (03.27.17)

Klyde Has A Sure-Fire Way Of Getting Attention... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.27.17)

“Our vision throughout the restoration project has been to share this historic warbird with the world by operating Doc as a flying museum to honor those who built, maintained>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

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