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American Airlines (AAdvantage)

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02/22/2017 (Average)
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They were fine, but the dollar requirements are over the top and make the program so confusing it's just not worth using when you can credit everything to Alaska and it makes complete sense.
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09/12/2016 (Below Average)
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05/03/2016 (Outstanding)
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THE MOST WONDERFUL WEBSITE.
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01/16/2016 (Poor)
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Program not only refuses giving credit where credit is due, but also is not above blatantly stealing from members - for miles that have been paid for with $
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09/29/2015 dsfgdfgdsfg, 1273 (Poor)
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12/01/2011 250 (Above Average)
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Excellent program to collect miles. Ability to use miles at any time (higher mileage level, but can book as long as full fare inventory available). Booking flights on other airlines is difficult. cannot be done online. Using upgrade awards on other airlines is difficult, i.e. when flying AA and onnecting onto a BA (short haul) flight, the mileage upgrade only applies to the AA segment!

Exec Plat benefits are almost perfect. However, they do not fully apply when connecting in London (e.g. priority lanes cannot be used in T3 and T5)!

Airline partners are not the best (except BA, CX, QF).
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10/13/2011 (Poor)
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I think American Airlines is really trying hard to provide excellent rewards to flyers. American Airlines tickets are the cheapest!
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10/13/2011 Cypress, CA (Outstanding)
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I am EXEC PlAT and have realistic expectations.

AA does more things better for me with the cities they fly, travel times and EXEC PLT benefits than anyone else. Are they perfect? no, but either is anyone else.

Remember, no one is perfect. Expections are important so understand, they are in this to make a profit, so play the systems to make your own benefits, but remember, if you try to game the system, they stop good programs and we all lose.
No, I don't work for American.
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08/28/2011 (Above Average)
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07/01/2011 (Above Average)
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04/14/2011 (Below Average)
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09/01/2010 (Outstanding)
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07/13/2010 Austin, TX (Outstanding)
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06/23/2010 melbourne, FL (Above Average)
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04/29/2010 (Above Average)
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AA is trying hard, ok you can make many milles but what kind of place do they operate? The first service is excellent but the seat and food are from the 80's. Last flight fron NY to LA in an 20 year old plane, I was thinking I really need to stop flying with them: safety? probably ok they are serious people, no personal screen, PC plug out of order, seat 10years old minimum and for the last the food: chicken salad or beef something...glups worst in class...
If you want some miles let's go, if you care about your own confort find another airline
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03/12/2010 (Above Average)
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02/07/2010 (Outstanding)
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01/14/2010 (Below Average)
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How exactly are they "partners" with BA if a flight on BA does not get mileage credit? Apparently trans-atlantic flights do not count toward your mileage. It's almost 7000 miles that I now have to open a BA FFP for, which is less than ideal.

United Mileage Plus is so much better, so much more flexible and easily gives you credit for every flight on its partner airlines. I think this restriction on AA is bogus.
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11/15/2009 (Outstanding)
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The AAdvantage program is consistently rated the best by those who travel most - a testament to its perks for elite members, but also for those just trying to get a single free ticket.

Being a member of the oneworld alliance, AA has partnered with stellar airlines from every continent and provides earning and redemption opportunities on each. Recently, AA made it possible to book one-way awards for half the previous mileage requirements, while maintaining the flexibility to change award flight dates without fees.

A final perk of the program is that every mile earned counts for lifetime status - 1 million miles, Gold level, and 2 million miles, Platinum miles. While other airlines only count flight miles, AA counts miles earned with their partner credit cards and other bonus miles, making it that much easier to get lifetime status.
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10/30/2009 (Above Average)
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American has the best Rewards program for a several reasons. First, they will HOLD an AAdvantage reservation for 5 days (liked it better when they held it for 3 weeks)so you can firm up other plans before ticketing it and 2) they let you change the dates on the same itinerary for FREE. Also you can get a free stop over in a connecting city if you stay less than 24 hours and finally, their rewards cost 5-10K less miles that the others (Delta, United)
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