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AA Changes 1000 Mile OnLine Bonus  
User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

grr, this is somewhat annoying...i mean is 1,000 miles really that many miles to the average traveler? this really affects people like me who do get an average of 45-50k bonus miles a year--ie it affects their most frequent travelers.

AA Changes to On Line Booking Bonus

As of December 15, 2005, AAdvantage members will earn up to 500 miles for each eligible Economy class ticket purchased at AA.com. Members will continue to earn up to 1,000 bonus miles for First or Business class tickets purchased at AA.com. See the Terms & Conditions below or FAQs for further details.

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User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Quoting VSLover (Thread starter):
grr, this is somewhat annoying...i mean is 1,000 miles really that many miles to the average traveler? this really affects people like me who do get an average of 45-50k bonus miles a year--ie it affects their most frequent travelers.

AA Changes to On Line Booking Bonus

American Airlines is really on a roll here:

*M R T C Dropped
*No Pillows
*No Blankets
*$1.00 for Soda
*Nagoya Dropped
*Domestic Service Reductions from San Jose
*Domestic/International Service Reductions from Dallas
*Losing the Battle Over Love Field
*Mileage Bonuses Cut

At what point does American Airlines realize they are driving their clients away?

KAHALA777


User currently offlineHS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

Seems perfectly sensible to me. Why should people buying cheap economy class tickets get the same bonus as people buying full first class tickets?

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 1):
*No Pillows

thank god, those things were disgusting anyway...

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 1):

*Nagoya Dropped

lost the Toyota Contract to UA...

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 1):
*Domestic Service Reductions from San Jose

Hasn't affected me yet..as I fly lots out of San Jose (SJC I assume)

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 1):
*$1.00 for Soda

I flew with them last week, still no problems on that end....but that fee will end soon as people will become irritated with it...and its a "limited market" thing for now...

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 1):
*No Blankets

incorrect, they still have blankets..

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 1):
*Losing the Battle Over Love Field

not proven yet...but I think they won't do too well...but one never knows..

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 1):

At what point does American Airlines realize they are driving their clients away?

they are one of the few legacy carriers doing ok...stock has done extremely well the past year...."The Street" (i.e. Wall St.) thinks AA will do well..which I think they will also..



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineGift4tbone From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 613 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 1):
$1.00 for Soda

Jeesh first $5 for a crappy meal that WN gives for free, and now they are going to charge for soda too? Even NK gives that free! AA is definatly not making smart decsions. But they still have $$, for now anyway.

-Tony@PVD



Top 3 airports: PVD 26.0%(115 flights), PHL 15.6%(69 flights), PHX 12.0%(53 flights)
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

Quoting Gift4tbone (Reply 4):
Jeesh first $5 for a crappy meal that WN gives for free

WN does not give you any meal for free or otherwise


User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

Quoting HS748 (Reply 2):
Why should people buying cheap economy class tickets get the same bonus as people buying full first class tickets?

because for every 5 business or first class tickets i buy, i buy one economy ticket. so as a loyal client, i am being penalized for the economy ticket?

and again, the 1000 miles doesnt do much for the average traveler who goes on AA even three or four times a year but again is another affront to those of us who go anywhere from 40-50 tickets a year.


admittedly those issues kahala lists doesnt really affect me--so they have done little to drive me away.


User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2823 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Isn't it 500 per economy tkt each way? I spoke to an AA res person on the platinum line today and they said i would receive my 1000 bonus miles x 3 for the 3 trips i booked online earlier?

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently onlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4009 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2445 times:
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Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 1):
*$1.00 for Soda

Since when they charge 1$ for soda? I flew with them a month ago and they never charged me for non alcoholic beverage in coach class. I never heard them charging 1$ for soda. Even if they do, I'll continue to fly with them. Yes, they do charge you for a snack in coach for 3$ or 5$ but not just for a drink.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 7):
Isn't it 500 per economy tkt each way? I spoke to an AA res person on the platinum line today and they said i would receive my 1000 bonus miles x 3 for the 3 trips i booked online earlier?

if you buy any tickets before tomorrow (dec 15) you still get the full 1,000 bonus regardless of class of service.

anything purchased tomorrow-forward is subject to the new rules.


also, i havent flown coach in about 6 months, but i dont recall hearing them charge for sodas!


User currently offlineCathayunited From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2005, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Quoting HS748 (Reply 2):
At what point does American Airlines realize they are driving their clients away?

Agree.

Quoting Gift4tbone (Reply 4):
But they still have $$, for now anyway.

Wonder when they will upgrade their MD-80s... they are just too old...


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21590 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

CO also did this. It was a PROMOTION to get you to buy tickets online and not use so many CSRs. But now that they've gotten most internet savvy people to do that, they lowered it to 500 to keep you from using the CSRs without giving away too many miles.

CO also gives a bonus on elite qualificaiton miles for online ticket purchase, as they only give 50% credit for the cheapest fares, but make it 100% if you book online. This might go away in a few months. It's renewed on an annual basis in february. But I found it funny that I booked online, but later called up to change one segment of my ticket. When my mileage statement came around, the segment I changed counted as bought through the CSR, so that one segment only got 50% elite miles, the other 3 got 100%. Very on top of the situation...

Does AA give bonus for check-in online? CO still does, but who knows if that will continue. It must help them better estimate loads and oversells as well as speed up airport counters, which saves them money every flight, so I'd imagine they'd want to reward you for checking in online as much and often as possible.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 11):
Does AA give bonus for check-in online?

not sure. i know they gave bonus miles for a while, but i never use it anyhow since i like the card stock tickets plus i get an itenerary and there is rarely a line in the first class line (regardless of class exec platinum people can check in on first).


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21590 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

well I check-in online but print my boarding passes at the airport using the reprint feature at the kiosks. that way I don't have big sheets of paper, but their thin boarding pass stock instead. but I still get online checkin credit.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Quoting American 767 (Reply 8):

Since when they charge 1$ for soda? I flew with them a month ago and they never charged me for non alcoholic beverage in coach class. I never heard them charging 1$ for soda. Even if they do, I'll continue to fly with them. Yes, they do charge you for a snack in coach for 3$ or 5$ but not just for a drink

from what I know, they are going to have a test run on it for some west coast flights (i.e. SJC/SFO-LAX/SAN) routes....



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineRipcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

The reason I heard they lost the Toyota contract was because they would not hold the plane for a top level toyota ex and he ended up missing the flight. If I was AA and Toyota was paying for the flight everday I would take a delay no matter how long it was to make sure he made his flight. This was a big mistake if true by AA.

User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 43
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Quoting VSLover (Thread starter):
AAdvantage members will earn up to 500 miles for each eligible Economy class ticket purchased at AA.com.



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 11):
CO also did this.

US did it with their new FFP as well.



I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Quoting Artsyman (Reply 5):
WN does not give you any meal for free or otherwise

Snack Packs on flights over 3 hours in length.

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 14):
from what I know, they are going to have a test run on it for some west coast flights (i.e. SJC/SFO-LAX/SAN) routes....

AMERICAN EAGLE


KAHALA777


User currently offlineTAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

Quoting HS748 (Reply 2):
Seems perfectly sensible to me. Why should people buying cheap economy class tickets get the same bonus as people buying full first class tickets?

I would think because the cost of booking a ticket online at AA.com would be the same if it was economy or first?

I have already found that other sites still have tickets cheaper than AA.com..so shop around.


User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5312 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

I just looked at AA.Com, and it lists beverages, including soda (or pop, if you prefer) as free.

AA used to give 500 miles each way for checking in on line, but that was dropped some time ago.


User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

LOL this really PETTY!!!!!!! It gives a really bad impression.

User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2058 times:

Quoting Ckfred (Reply 19):
I just looked at AA.Com, and it lists beverages, including soda (or pop, if you prefer) as free

Hmmm... American Eagle, is still operating for American Airlines, last I checked..

http://blogs.usatoday.com/sky/

http://www.onlinetravelreview.com/


KAHALA777


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