Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Worst Frequent Flyer Program?  
User currently offlineFilAmAirlines From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 139 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4399 times:

In my honest opinion, the AA AAdvantage program has to be the worst frequent flyer programs of the major airlines. I don't believe other USA airlines give 1/2 points for booking the lowest classes on a Y ticket. Earning miles on CX, JL, and BA USA-Europe flights are difficult or your miles are reduced unless you pay a lot for the ticket (The latter of course is impossible no exceptions until probably October this year). AA became the first airline to charge non-elite AAdvantage members a copay for flights within the continental USA and Canada.
What do you believe has the worst airline flyer program and why?


FNT is the death knell for MBS and LAN because of WN's commitment
5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinedl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4364 times:

I have mixed feelings, I always find flights for 25K on Delta, UA always has last minute 25K seats available. CO is almost impossible for me to find flights on and UA doesn't seem to have any business class available for 100K. I think they all have ups and downs it just depends where you're departing and arriving if you're going to get a good deal

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26150 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

Quoting FilAmAirlines (Thread starter):
I don't believe other USA airlines give 1/2 points for booking the lowest classes on a Y ticket.

What are you talking about?? AA gives 100% base miles on all fares.

"AAdvantage members earn actual miles flown, and for short hop flights, elite members earn a 500-mile minimum when flying on American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection flights.
Business-class fares earn an additional 25 percent and first class an extra 50 percent."



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4332 times:

Quoting FilAmAirlines (Thread starter):

And of course in the next few months AA card holders will be able to earn and burn mileage on BA transatlantic flights.


User currently offlineFilAmAirlines From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4299 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
What are you talking about?? AA gives 100% base miles on all fares.

"AAdvantage members earn actual miles flown, and for short hop flights, elite members earn a 500-mile minimum when flying on American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection flights.
Business-class fares earn an additional 25 percent and first class an extra 50 percent."

I'm talking about points for elite status not base miles. IIRC, AA has a difference between EQM and EQP. This applies only for non-elite members



FNT is the death knell for MBS and LAN because of WN's commitment
User currently offlineVZLA787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

Quoting FilAmAirlines (Reply 4):
I'm talking about points for elite status not base miles. IIRC, AA has a difference between EQM and EQP. This applies only for non-elite members

True, but you can qualify either way, EQP, EQM, or segments. To me AAdvantage works perfectly in this sense. You may fly with a very cheap fare, and still earn 100% mileage and qualifying miles.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Worst Frequent Flyer Program posted Thu Jun 7 2007 20:23:41 by 764flyer
Best Frequent Flyer Program For Me posted Sun May 23 2010 09:46:44 by jetblue777
Frequent Flyer Program posted Sun Aug 16 2009 20:25:31 by YYZRWY23
Should I Join A Frequent Flyer Program? posted Sun May 11 2008 16:01:57 by AH332
How Is The Smile (Varig) Frequent Flyer Program? posted Sat Dec 22 2007 13:45:54 by Avianca
Best Sky-Team Frequent Flyer Program? posted Sat Dec 22 2007 11:01:16 by Avianca
Best SkyTeam Frequent Flyer Program? posted Sun Dec 2 2007 10:17:39 by Avianca
Best SkyTeam Frequent Flyer Program? posted Sun Dec 2 2007 10:05:46 by Avianca
The Best Frequent Flyer Program? posted Tue Mar 6 2007 03:47:23 by BFS2007
Your Frequent Flyer Program And Status? posted Mon Apr 17 2006 19:11:17 by Pilotdude09