American AAdvantage Increasing Award Costs For Select Peak Travel Dates

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    Take a deep breath, there's no need to panic! American got in touch with me to let me know about a minor change they'll be making to AAdvantage. The conversation started by referencing the AAdvantage changes last April, whereby American increased the cost of many "standard" awards, which have last seat availability. Contrary to popular belief, the highest priced standard awards are typically the most costly redemptions for airlines, as those are often seats which they could have otherwise sold. In other words, if you redeem a standard award for the last business class seat on a plane (even if it costs 175,000 miles one-way), and that seat could have otherwise sold for $5,000, that's a costly redemption for the airline. The post American AAdvantage Increasing Award Costs For Select Peak Travel Dates appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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