Hi ! Here's my first thread, and English isn't my first language, so I'm sorry in advance if I make any newbie mistake... So, I'll soon move from France to Canada (YUL), and I'll get to travel on domestic North-American routes like 2 or 3 times a year. Then it'd be idiotic not to join a FF program, right ? I'm already a member of AF FlyingBlue that's great for TATL flights and French domestic flights (given that as I'm under 25 I'm eligible for FB "Jeune" which is kind of generous), but DL isn't often the cheapest airline out of YUL. US Airways or AA often is. So when AA and US merge it will certainly be the #1 choice for the routes I'll get to fly (mostly to MDT or PHL). Also, it seams that I could gain AAdvantage on any WestJet route, and that could be a great alternative to AC. So I was considering joining AAdvantage. What do you think of that ? And I was thinking of joining AA now as I'll be flying Vueling on an "Optima" fare in June, and this specific top-tier fare lets me gain Iberia Plus miles. I've heard that IB+ is kind of crappy, is it true (given that I won't ever fly IB) ? I guess I can also gain OW miles then, but I'm not sure, so do you know if I can gain AA miles on Vueling with an Optima fare ? I couldn't find any info about it online... So I could start either IB or AA program with this Vueling flight. Essentially, what do you think of my strategy ? Will AAdvantage be the best program in my case (No TATL with OW, only 2/3 domestic trips a year out of YUL) and can I gain AA miles on Vueling (with an Optima fare) ?