Time for the experts to weigh in ...

Discussion in 'American Airlines | AAdvantage' started by Philphactor, Jun 30, 2016.  |  Print Topic

  1. Philphactor
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    Philphactor Silver Member

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    Now that American has joined the dAArk side by adjusting the program to be revenue-based instead of distance, I've had this question floating around in my mind:

    If I buy 4 tickets for my family, will I receive credit for all of the tickets I've purchased? After all, they are getting revenue from me for 3 additional tickets.

    Previously, each member of my family had to have their own AAdvantage account to receive mileage credit. I'm not going to purchase four separate tickets so my family can stay on the same itinerary should travel issues arise.

    IMHO, since it is more blatantly about revenue, why shouldn't I be rewarded for my dollar spend?

    Let the ridicule and mocking begin ...
     
  2. mattsteg
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    mattsteg Gold Member

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    No.
     
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  3. alfagirl

    alfagirl Gold Member

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    To ask your question from a different perspective.........

    How about those businesses/corporations that pay for tix for their employees? Do you think the businesses/corporations should get the miles or the traveler?
     
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  4. WilliamQ

    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    Right through the heart...
     
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  5. KenInEscazu

    KenInEscazu Gold Member

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    No. Not ridiculing or mocking, I think I can answer one very good reason on one basis alone. If I purchase a ticket for myself that is 4 times as expensive as yours, three additional seats are still available for sale to other passengers. Under the scenario you present, you are filling 4 seats for the same amount of money, thus reducing their revenue disproportionally for that flight.
     
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  6. WilliamQ

    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    That is the "worse" thing about these changes.

    The individual me hates the reduction of benefits as I lose.

    But at the same time, the logical me also sees, understand and (to a limited extend) "agrees" as these are business entities and they will keep evolving their methods and level of customers "engagement" in tandem to the macro situation in which the businesses operates.
     
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