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JMR
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Postby JMR » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:17 pm

Which FFP do you guys think gives the most value? AAdvantage looks to be ok, but I wouldn't be surprised if it changes this year like Delta and United.
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Postby MrMosby » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:33 pm

AA is due for a change IMHO.
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Postby JMR » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:32 pm

MrMosby wrote:AA is due for a change IMHO.


With all of the others changing I agree with you AA will follow suit. Their program wasn't that bad for redemptions IMO.
Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select- $5000 (3/15)
American Express Gold- NPSL (3/15)
Chase Freedom- $1200 (3/15)
Nordstrom- $1500 (9/14)
Discover IT- $1000 (2/14)

TCL: $8700

FICO (TU)- 716 (3/15)

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Postby JoDa » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:13 pm

The spend-to-points thing is infuriating to people like me. I don't actually travel all that often, but when I do, I spend what feels like a month on the same plane. I've taken single round-trips (multiple legs each way) that got me silver status in ONE trip. My longest door-to-hotel-door ever was 31 hours (and, no, there weren't any insane layovers or major ground travel (traffic) delays). But those tickets aren't that expensive compared to shorter hops. They're going to end up rewarding the people who fly from DC to NYC or Boston or Chicago twice a week over people who fly their long-hauls. I'd say "whatever," but it's actually made me reconsider my job. 20+ hours in regular economy because I no longer get access to E+ because I didn't spend enough is just not appealing. And since they've already ended mileage-only upgrades on international flights...

Also, because I know someone is going to ask: DC to Vietnam. 31 hours from my home to IAD to SGN. Then I had to fly another hour the next day to my final destination (on 7 hours IN the hotel, including a showering and changing my clothes, so that isn't even 7 hours' sleep). I had a 2-hour layover in NRT, a refueling/more passengers stop from there to SGN, and it takes 45 minutes to get from my house to IAD and 30 minutes to get from SGN into town and that was it as far as ground time. The trip is so long the government lets us leave on THURSDAY to start work Monday.

Also, also...my longest single flight ever was 16:20 from JFK to HKG non-stop. They should really consider treating us better, because those flights are MISERABLE.
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