Articles tagged “aadvantage”

American Airlines and China Southern Launch Loyalty Partnership

American Airlines and China Southern Launch Loyalty Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

Until recently, Cathay Pacific was the only carrier that American Airlines frequent flyers could use to travel into China with frequent flyer benefits. A new partnership with China Southern will extend that reach significantly.

3 months ago

American and Hyatt Launch Reciprocal Benefits for Elite Loyalty Members

American and Hyatt Launch Reciprocal Benefits for Elite Loyalty Members

Grant Martin, Skift

It's been a long time since frequent travelers have seen a promotion as plainly altruistic as the new partnership between American and Hyatt.

3 months ago

American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels to Share Elite Loyalty Benefits

American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels to Share Elite Loyalty Benefits

Grant Martin, Skift

Like Crossover Rewards and Rewards Plus before it, a new partnership between American and Hyatt may help elite loyalty members in both programs earn some extra perks. And with little cost associated, participation is a no-brainer.

4 months ago

American Airlines Opens Premium Economy Award Booking to Fill a Gap

American Airlines Opens Premium Economy Award Booking to Fill a Gap

Grant Martin, Skift

American Airlines wasn't first to the party when it launched award seat availability for its international premium economy product. But it was the most transparent.

5 months ago

Frequent Flyers Brush Off Tougher Criteria for Airline Elite Status

Frequent Flyers Brush Off Tougher Criteria for Airline Elite Status

Grant Martin, Skift

Despite the cost of entry getting markedly higher next year, many business travelers don't seem too worried about new qualification standards that American and United have set for next year.

6 months ago

Higher Standards for Airline Elite Status Don’t Bother Elite Travelers

Higher Standards for Airline Elite Status Don’t Bother Elite Travelers

Grant Martin, Skift

New qualification standards for elite status at American and Delta seem to be working as intended: Business travelers are looking forward to better exclusivity while budget travelers are giving up.

6 months ago

American Air Joins Peers in Making It Harder to Hit Top Loyalty Tier

American Air Joins Peers in Making It Harder to Hit Top Loyalty Tier

Grant Martin, Skift

In a move that will surprise few, American Airlines followed United this week by increasing the cost of entry into the top tier of its loyalty program. Next year, earning Executive Platinum status on American Airlines will require 25 percent more spend on the airline.

8 months ago

American Airlines Turns to Data to Manage AAdvantage Members

American Airlines Turns to Data to Manage AAdvantage Members

Grant Martin, Skift

American Airlines has the value of your loyalty down to a science. But can that data prevent elites from defecting to other carriers?

1 year ago

American Airlines Will Now Factor Annual Spend Into Upgrade Priority

American Airlines Will Now Factor Annual Spend Into Upgrade Priority

Grant Martin, Skift

A new upgrade process coming to American Airlines next week will prioritize wealthy travelers over those on a budget.

2 years ago

American Airlines Fixes a Bug in Its System That Was Preventing Upgrades

Grant Martin, Skift

A strange bug in the upgrade process at American Airlines had been preventing passengers from getting early upgrades. The airline finally fixed the glitch last week.

2 years ago

How Revenue-Based Loyalty Programs Changed the Way I Earn Points

How Revenue-Based Loyalty Programs Changed the Way I Earn Points

Grant Martin, Skift

Strategic and smart budget travelers could once keep up with the business class flyers in the rewards earning world. That world has changed now.

3 years ago

American Airlines Reveals New AAdvantage Perks, Acknowledges Existence of Secretive Elite Tier

American Airlines Reveals New AAdvantage Perks, Acknowledges Existence of Secretive Elite Tier

Grant Martin, Skift

American's 2017 elite program is about to launch, and to make it competitive with other carriers, the airline is massaging the program with a few more published benefits. That includes a few details about the airline's secretive Concierge Key benefits.

3 years ago