There are some replies on TOBB in the big AA CFC thread that two people in the last day have been told by agents that they can now do CFC within 24 hrs for free as Sapphire/Emerald OW elites. If true, this is a HUGE improvement - they are going for worst to possibly best overnight. I hated the old policy and I just had another horrible experience due to the old policy again this weekend on Sat. There are also rumblings that online checkin is showing CFC options now too. That would be another significant travel enhancement. I haven't seen this myself yet but I usually do iPhone checkin.