AA Extends Elite Status, Lowers Elite Requirements for 2020, Waiving Mileage Redeposit Fees

American Airlines, fashionably late as always, has finally announced the extension of elite status in response to COVID-19. With elite status extensions, lowered elite requirements, waived redeposit fees, and the ability to make up the loss on your Million Miler journey through spend, it’s an impressive wave of updates that will make a lot of travelers happy. But, there’s a potential devaluation hidden in the good news.

American Airlines Overhauls Boarding Groups

Hot on the heels of their recent announcement that they are introducing Basic Economy fares, American Airlines has also announced that they will be overhauling their boarding groups as of March 1, 2017. If AA boarding groups were not complicated…

American Airlines’ Basic Economy

In the modern day competitive world of airfare, with no-frills low-cost airlines competing with legacy carriers, there is a definite change—more and more legacy carriers are offering a “basic” economy fares; you get a seat, and that is about it….