On balance, the news is mixed. Following in the steps of United, American is making its top “secret” revenue-only program Concierge Key a bit more formal, giving it upgrade priority and a few other benefits over Executive Platinum, the currently published top tier. AAdvantage is also adding companion upgrade perks as well as award ticket upgrade benefits.
The bad news is that current Executive Platinum members are going to start losing some benefits to some superseding Concierge Key members while upgrade availability in general may be about to get dicier.
Overall, AAdvantage members could have fared far worse. Now, it’s time to see how the program fares in the battlefield.
Social Quote of the Day
Kinda disappointed with the @AmericanAir AAdvantage changes so far. EQD, downgrading Platinum, and no Citi AA considerations. Oh well.
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