Is Cathay Pacific Planning to Restrict American AAdvantage Members from Booking Award Space?

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    As part of Cathay Pacific’s revamp of its frequent flyer program, there’s discussion of limiting partner airlines from accessing award space on their flights. This would be a huge deal for AAdvantage members. But how likely is it? Cathay Pacific Is Preparing to Go Revenue-Based, Cut Back Elite Benefits Cathay Pacific is considering making its frequent flyer program revenue-based. [P]roviding these offerings is becoming increasingly expensive as the ranks of loyal travellers swell and the airline caters to more needs. Among the many changes is a new focus on revenue-based spending, rewarding business and first-class customers, who pay much more than economy passengers. Hong Kong’s leading airline says its existing measures to reward travellers based on the number of flights and distance flown “are not the best measure of value”, and that airlines all over… Continue reading Is Cathay Pacific Planning to Restrict American AAdvantage Members from Booking Award Space?...

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