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American airlines 2013 ftu presentation

  1. 1. All About AAdvantage
  2. 2. E-mail Me: ed@milepoint.com Milepoint Handle: Pizzaman Twitter: @pizzainmotion Website: pizzainmotion.com Facebook: facebook.com/pizzainmotion Questions? Just Contact Me
  3. 3. How Big Is It? WHO HAS THE BIGGEST AADVANTAGE MILE BALANCE? *You’ll need your AA # for the next prize
  4. 4. Overview  The Basics: All About Status  Domestic Upgrades  Systemwide Upgrades (AKA unparalelled bliss)  Domestic/International Awards  oneworld overview  Love/Hate  US Airways (Is My American Dying?)
  5. 5. The Basics Gold Status 25,000 Miles or Points or 30 segments Earn 4 500-miles upgrades for every 10,000 miles flown (can purchase additional upgrades) 25% mileage bonus Priority Check-In and Boarding (also on Alaska Airlines) Free Access To Main Cabin Extra Seating (up to 8 companions)
  6. 6. The Basics Platinum Status  50,000 Miles or Points or 60 segments  Earn 4 500-miles upgrades for every 10,000 miles flown (can purchase additional upgrades)  100% mileage bonus  Priority Check-In and Boarding (also on Alaska Airlines)  Preferred Seating on Alaska Airlines  Free Access To Main Cabin Extra Seating (up to 8 companions)
  7. 7. The Basics Executive Platinum Status  100,000 Miles or Points or 100 segments  Unlimited Free Domestic Upgrades  100% mileage bonus  Priority Check-In and Boarding (also on Alaska Airlines)  Preferred Seating on Alaska Airlines  Free Access To Main Cabin Extra Seating (up to 8 companions)  8 Systemwide Upgrades  Flagship Check-In at LHR
  8. 8. Upgrades Domestic Upgrades  Upgrade requests are cleared based on the window applicable to your status level: AAdvantage Executive Platinum® members 100 hours prior to departure AAdvantage Platinum® members 72 hours prior to departure AAdvantage Gold® members 24 hours prior to departure AAdvantage non-elite status members*24 hours prior to departure  Upgrade requests are prioritized first by status level, then by fare and finally by the order in which they were upgraded. Request your upgrades early!  It’s cheaper to buy your 500-mile upgrades online/at a kiosk
  9. 9. Upgrades Systemwide Upgrades  EXP members are awarded 8 per year they qualify/re-qualify.  SWUs/eVIPs are valid on virtually ALL fare classes.  SWUs/eVIPS are valid ONLY on American metal.  SWUs are valid for a one-way, one-class upgrade on a paid fare.  SWUs are also earned at certain MM thresholds.  Don’t forget to waitlist for the long segment.
  10. 10. Elite Rewards
  11. 11. Awards Plain Old Fashioned Domestic Awards  All domestic awards are one-way awards.  Saver awards are 25,000 miles roundtrip/12,500 miles one-way.  AAnytime awards are 50,000 miles roundtrip/25,000 miles one- way.  Mexico/Caribbean for 35,000/70,000 Saver/AAnytime Awards.  EXPs can call for extra award inventory.
  12. 12. Awards International Coach Awards Destination Saver AAnytime Hawaii 22,500/45,000 45,000/90,000 Central America 17,500/35,000 35,000/70,000 South America 30,000/60,000 60,000/120,000 Korea/Japan 32,500/65,000 65,000/130,000 China 35,000/70,000 70,000/140,000
  13. 13. Awards International Business Awards Destination Saver AAnytime South America 50,000/100,000 100,000/200,000 Europe 50,000/100,000 100,000/200,000 Japan 50,000/100,000 100,000/200,000 China 55,000/110,000 110,000/220,000
  14. 14. Awards International Comparison Coach Round-Trip “Saver” Destination American Delta United Europe 60,000 60,000 60,000 Japan 65,000 70,000 65,000 China 70,000 70,000 65,000 Brazil 60,000 60,000 60,000
  15. 15. Awards International Comparison Business Class Round-Trip “Saver” Destination American Delta United Europe 100,000 100,000 100,000 Japan 100,000 120,000 120,000 China 110,000 120,000 120,000 Brazil 100,000 100,000 100,000
  16. 16. Where Are We Going?
  17. 17. Other Airline Partners Earn & Redeem Air Pacific Gulf Air Alaska Airlines Hawaiian Airlines El Al Jet Airways Etihad Airways Qatar Airways*** Earn Only JetBlue WestJet Redeem Only Air Tahiti Nui Cape Air
  18. 18. Merger Facts & Figures # of Destinations
  19. 19. Merger Facts & Figures 328 Destinations
  20. 20. Explorer Award Distance-based awards Maximum of 16 segments and 50,000 miles Can use virtually all oneworld partner flights Business Class is the true gem 110,000 miles to fly to China in Business Class. For 115,000 you could fold in stopovers in places like NRT or HKG. 130,000 miles buys you LAX-NRT-FRA-FCO-MIA-LAX in Business.
  21. 21. Explorer Award July 2014 DFW-LAX-PVG (AA) PVG-HKG-DEL (CX) DEL-AMM (RJ) AMM-FCO (RJ) -open jaw- europe by rail DUS-JFK (AB) LGA-DFW (AA) 19907 miles flown/routed, 130,000 miles each in business class. $700 in taxes for three of us.
  22. 22. US Airways 4 elite tiers Unlimited free upgrades Dividend Miles become AAdvantage Miles. Fewer First Class Seats. US Airways most likely closer to revenue-based program.
  23. 23. Why You Should Love American  Best Treatment Of Top-Tier Elites (Executive Platinum)  Systemwide Upgrades  South American Network  Explorer Awards and Elite Rewards  Did I Mention Systemwide Upgrades?  Newest Fleet Over Next 5 Years
  24. 24. Why You Should Covet Thy Neighbor’s Airline  Weak Network In Asia  Older Fleet Now, But Improving  Potential Integration Issues With US Airways
  25. 25. Merger Update  November 25th Court Date  Decision Likely By Mid-January  American & US Airways Have Extended Exclusivity  DOJ More Likely To Settle Now Than Before They Lost Trial Date Motion
  26. 26. Mine Is Bigger Than Yours pizzainmotion.com Guess my lifetime balance
  27. 27. THANK YOU! pizzainmotion.com ed@milepoint.com

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