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User currently offlineGlbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 716 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

From an AA email...

Beginning October 1, 2008, mileage levels will be changing for select AAdvantage(R) award tickets and upgrade awards. This change will not impact the 25,000 mile domestic economy MileSAAver(SM) award. Members may book and ticket any of the current awards through September 30, 2008. On October 1, 2008, the new award structure will apply.

Also effective October 1, 2008, a nonrefundable co-payment of $150 will be required to claim upgrade awards used with most discount economy fares when traveling between North America and Colombia, Ecuador, Peru or Venezuela.

Effective June 21, 2008, a $5 USD Award Processing Fee applies per person to award reservations ticketed via AA.com. AAdvantage Executive Platinum members using miles from their own account and members subject to AAdvantage Award Fees are exempt from the Award Processing Fee.

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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2672 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2251 times:

Do a search before posting. This has been posted a few times. (And yeah, it sucks. But a few more miles and a $5 fee are worth it, IMO - AA always has seats available for redemption, unlike almost everyone else).

User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1902 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

That's true, but it's just another reason to be irritated at them!

User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

If you don't want to deal with AA anymore, let me know and I will be glad to take any miles you don't want.


Proud OOTSK member
User currently offlineGlbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

I think the one that's most annoying is the $5 fee for booking on the AA web site.

User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1550 times:



Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 1):
AA always has seats available for redemption, unlike almost everyone else).

Really? I have always had problems both with free tickets and miles for upgrades. So much for a "reward" ticket however.

I think from a marketing point of view, what they could have done is a mix of miles and cash, similar to what BA does. You use fewer miles, basically using them as a "coupon" on your flight. This way the seat isn't free (so the airline doesn't lose as much money), but you don't get "fees" that annoy.

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2672 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1345 times:



Quoting Davescj (Reply 5):
Really? I have always had problems both with free tickets and miles for upgrades. So much for a "reward" ticket however.

Really? I think I've only had that issue once. I suppose it helps that I can be flexible with which airport I leave from sometimes (MCO or JAX). Fact is, I personally have had the fewest issues booking award seats with AA - and I've booked award seats with every single major airline. Many of the good folks over on Flyertalk have the same sentiments about the ease of booking AAdvantage awards.


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