Alaska Mileage Plan Earnings Rates On British Airways Adjusted

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    As most of you probably remember, in January British Airways announced some changes to their Executive Club, which kicked in for bookings made as of April 28, 2015. This impacted both their mileage earnings and redemption rates. On the earnings side, we saw some changes which reflect the direction the industry is headed in general -- British Airways greatly increased the number of miles you earn on premium cabin tickets, while they greatly reduced the number of miles you earn on discounted tickets. When airlines have partners, this sometimes presents an "arbitrage" opportunity, whereby you can earn more miles by crediting to a partner airline instead. For example, here's the American AAdvantage earnings chart for travel on British Airways: As you can see, American AAdvantage is much more rewarding for travel on discounted fares, while it's much less rewarding for travel on premium fares. Over time chances are that the earnings chart will be "aligned" more for travel on British Airways, though I'm not surprised they're keeping it as is for now, given that American and British Airways have a transatlantic joint venture. The post Alaska Mileage Plan Earnings Rates On British Airways Adjusted appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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