American Airlines To Frequent Fliers: 'Go To Hell And Don't Expect To Use Your Miles To Get There'

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  1. aadmiral

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    If he paid $85 to file, then he just flushed $85 down the toilet. No way he wins.
     
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  3. wfagundes

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    I completely agree. It's called Ts&Cs.
     
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    Miles are not an investment, they're a gamble. We're all betting that we can cash them in before AA makes good on the second sentence in the Ts & Cs:

    I understand the man is upset (I know I would be), but it seems he somehow viewed AA miles as part of his retirement plan.

    Does his 401(k) consist of lottery tickets as well?
     
  5. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Presumably he got paid for writing the rant, though? And future updates that he o doubt plans on providing?

    Oh, wait, it's the HuffPo....
     
  6. NYCAdventurer

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    It is extremely easy to keep miles from expiring, I don't how this is such a issue.
     
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    As the story explains, it's not only about the expiration of the miles, but also the different award chart that they use.
     
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    This seems somehow appropriate: [​IMG]
     
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    This article seems like one of those one-post-and-done rants on TOBB.
     
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    IIRC the no expire miles and conversion table were part of a lawsuit settlement.

    AA never learns.
     
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    What a waste of money .....:D
     
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    How can this guy still have miles left in that account after 20+ years?
     
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    The non-expiring miles are the last to be pulled from an AA account unless being redeemed specifically for an old award type. So unless individuals who had these non-expiring miles completely depleted their accounts, they'd keep the non-expiring miles forever. Well, at least for a few more months now. ;)

    Clearly he's not alone either, since we have several members here on MP who've indicated they have these miles as well. Common? No. But certainly not an oddity.

    BTW, welcome to MP. :)
     
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    Thanks for the explanation and thanks for the welcome!
     
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    Maybe they can combine this lawsuit with the ones over on UA by the folks who have their panties all in a twist over the million mile benefits changing.
     
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    Or perhaps they have learnt what they can do or at least get awy with.
     
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    Perhaps if there's currently an attorney that's taken on the UA 4 mile Award snafu as a case, they'd be apt to take this case as well.
     
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    Except it gives him something to write about.
     
  19. anabolism
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    I see his point. AA settled a lawsuit many years back, and as part of that deal, old miles wouldn't expire and could be used for old awards (much better deals than today's award chart). I'm not sure why AA decided to change this now, I mean, how many old miles can there be out there, and is getting rid of them worth pissing off the long-time customers who've been counting on being able to use them as promised?
     
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    This isn't Tiger Woods drunk and arrested agent, but the other Steinberg.

    As a lawyer and married to Majorie Steinberg, a superior court judge, as well as his various political connections (Worked for Clinton in the 1992 transition, the attorney general, screen actors guild, LAPD, and a few other prominent people and places) he might have a bit of satirical writing style... but clearly isn't totally devoid of any knowledge.

    Besides its not what you know, but who you know :cool:
     
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