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As numerous sources leaked last week, American Airlines followed through and rocked AAdvantage, its loyalty program this week. To be fair, the changes could be worse. Elite status will still earned by miles-flown without a revenue component, though earned miles will switch to that mechanism at the end of the year. Reward tiers are also changing, mostly in a negative way, while elite upgrades instruments are shrinking in scope.
A full rundown of all of the changes is available over on American’s website.
In general, this means that people are going to earn a lot fewer miles in the future and it’s going to be harder to redeem them. Road warriors worried about elite status though may have dodged a bullet.
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