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Complete Guide to American Airlines Basic Economy

American Airlines Basic Economy tickets have some restrictions. From unchangeable tickets to no free checked bags, this guide goes over everything you need to know about these tickets. We'll help you decide whether the cost-savings are worth it, plus tell you how to circumvent some of the restrictions.

Changes Coming to American Airlines Admirals Clubs and Citi AA Executive Card

American Airlines and Citi just announced a slew of changes to Admirals Club membership costs and the benefits and fees of the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®. Thankfully, some of the negative changes don't take effect for another two weeks, giving you time to plan. But these changes see the elimination of one of our favorite credit card perks. Are the changes worth the additional fees? Let's dig into the changes to see.

American Airlines Updates Checked Bag Policy, Creates New Basic Economy Option

American Airlines just announced several updates to its checked luggage policy. The airline is "simplifying" its checked bag policies and will offer a new form of Basic Economy fare to customers traveling to Asia and Oceania. Don't believe the spin from the airline. By and large, these updates represent more of a downgrade than an improvement. In this post, I'll explain why.

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.