AAdvantage Revenue-Based? “Not Now; but Maybe”

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    Converting the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program from a distance-based program to a revenue-based program is supposedly “not even on the plate right now”, according to an interview posted by Business Travel News magazine with Doug Parker, who is the chief operating officer of American Airlines. “We have to get the two frequent-flyer programs merged first. If it makes sense to make that innovation, we may do that, but to try to change the program now would be foolish.” This may come as some relief to members of the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program, who feared that it would follow in the footsteps of the United Airlines MileagePlus and Delta Air Lines SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty programs — both of which had virtually identical announcements released earlier this year that the earning of miles would be based primarily on revenue rather than on distance flown. Although... The post AAdvantage Revenue-Based? “Not Now; but Maybe” appeared first on The Gate.

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