AC/AE may have raised the price of award tickets but I think the bonus miles being awarded are rising as well. I flew 140K miles on AC/*A this year and received another 120K miles for my flights on AC as part of my tier package. I received another almost 20K for J class travel and another 15K for their Q4 international airport promotion. I also received another 10K for other promos and a wahck of ecerts for passes purchased. They had some point promos earlier in the year that I was unable to take advantage of due to scheduling uncertainies but I know some who did. I averaged just under 1900 miles flown per segment this year. Plenty of ecerts awarded and almost every flight upgraded (missed 2 short hauls) plus AE seats in J w/o any hassle tells me AC is awake and on their game for top tier flyers. As a result of my late Q4 travel I will start the new tier year with well over 100 ecerts. Comments?