SEC Filings Reveal Data Behind American’s Frequent Flyer Program

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    American Airlines has consistently revealed key metrics for the AAdvantage frequent flyer program in their 10-K SEC filings. And that let me build a spreadsheet showing how many members of the program there are, how many miles outstanding and redeemed for a given year, and what percentage of miles were accrued through partners rather than from flying. What we see in the numbers is that American has had success in printing miles, selling them to partners, but also redeeming them. And the number of miles outstanding really hasn't grown especially quickly over the years. So there's not a situation of 'too many miles chasing too few seats' though if anything at the moment it's 'too few seats'. Continue reading SEC Filings Reveal Data Behind American’s Frequent Flyer Program...

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