This program has been in effect for some time now, but has often been poo-poo'ed because of its high costs (about three cents per mile purchased). HOWEVER. . . It appears to me they've quietly cut the rates to about two cents a mile. Has anybody seen anything about this? I used it on a trip last week to actually end up with quintuple miles (base, plus 100% PLT/EXP bonus, plus triple miles multiplier - actually a little more than quintuple because the base miles were increased with the 500-mile-minimum elite rule). I was aware the multipler rates were controversial but went ahead with it. Well, in reviewing my credit card charges on this vs. when I did it on a December trip, it appears quite clear they have cut the rates. (Won't have the exact numbers til Monday when AAdvantage account statements that are being updated this weekend come back on ine to give me the precise number of miles I bought, but I have done the math a couple ways now, and I'm pretty sure the rates - at least for now - have come down.) This comes on the heels of more generous bonuses of late in the "Buy AA Miles" purchased miles program, and the raising of the annual cap in that program by 50%. Competition at work? Just curious if anyone had seen anything in writing about this change.