Etihad First Class Awards Using AAdvantage Miles Are Back

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    Yesterday I posted about the concerning situation, whereby Etihad first class award tickets didn't seem to be bookable using American AAdvantage miles. This isn't the first time where American has had trouble accessing Etihad awards, and in the past they were always quickly fixed. What made this different was that it was only first class awards which couldn't be booked, while economy and business class could be booked as usual. That's the first time we've a glitch like that. Naturally it made me a bit suspicious. Long term I do think we'll see a trend whereby many airlines restrict premium cabin award space exclusively to members of their own frequent flyer program, as Singapore KrisFlyer already does, and as Cathay Pacific is considering doing. The post Etihad First Class Awards Using AAdvantage Miles Are Back appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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