Why American’s Upgrade System Is Best For Leisure Travelers

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    It's no secret that I'm a big fan of American AAdvantage. While the airline as such isn't operationally as good as Delta, the AAdvantage program is fantastic. As an Executive Platinum member I receive unlimited domestic upgrades, eight systemwide upgrades per year (this year I've even received 12), access to international first class lounges whenever I travel internationally, a 100% mileage bonus, etc. Now the program might still be so good due in part to the merger. Since American and US Airways are integrating, the airline's focus has been on making that go as smoothly as possible, rather than innovating too much. So it could be that American follows the lead of Delta and United in establishing a revenue based program and massively devaluing their award chart, but it hasn't happened yet. The post Why American’s Upgrade System Is Best For Leisure Travelers appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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