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American Airlines eliminates its traditional frequent flyer award chart as part of a dynamic pricing shift

American Airlines is eliminating its traditional frequent flyer award chart as the carrier moves toward dynamic pricing for mileage redemptions. This is the latest change in the Airline’s lucrative Advantage loyalty program.

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The Airline will start publishing starting levels for how frequent flyer miles are likely required to redeem for a ticket in certain regions as of late Wednesday. For instance, 7,500 miles are needed to save a one-way ticket within the contiguous 48 United States and Canada states. In the past, the chart displayed levels of redemption that remained constant.

American announced in December that it would eliminate MileSAAver and AAnytime awards, two redemption categories with minimum rates. The new recovery level will be designated “Flight Grants,” and the diagram will act as a source of perspective guide

In an interview, America’s director of loyalty, Chris Isaac, stated, “These are going to float based on demand, just like cash tickets.”

In 2019, America introduced dynamic pricing for award tickets, which means that the number of miles needed to redeem a ticket varies depending on demand and supply.

Isaac stated, “This product has become the product that our members have gravitated to.” That class required the exact number or fewer miles than the honors set in the diagram “up to 85% of the time throughout recent years,” American said.