American Airlines

Looks like DynAAmic Award Pricing Will Come Sooner – Not Later – At American Airlines

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Dynamic Award Pricing

Just yesterday, in a post about United’s newly announced dynamic award pricing, I said that I assumed American Airlines would follow suit, but I also speculated it might take a while with their IT.

Sooner, Not Later

Well, it looks like the new award interface may be exactly the IT they are planning and it also looks like this may well happen sooner than I thought.

AA Insider JonNYC shares on Twitter that this is definitely happening. The exact details are not known yet.

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One important thing he notes is that the Award Charts are not *currently* set to vanish like at Delta and United. I’m not clear if it means a total end to Saver and AAnytime pricing. For example, it could mean that Saver pricing remains but AAnytime has a huge adjustable range based on the fare. Or that could not be it at all.  Certainly in the near term, with the award charts not vanishing, partner award pricing seems safe – for now.

Old Award Search vs. New Award Search

Interestingly, on the AA website now some award destination searches show the existing award search style, which makes clear distinction between Saver and AAnytime. See below:

But if you put in AKL, for example, you get a version of the app’s search interface (shown below).  Note there is no distinction between saver, etc. Seems you’ll need to know what you are expecting as the lowest level and hunt day by day for it.

We’ll have to wait and see when we have more concrete information, but if you read my post yesterday re: United, the same rules from the end of that post on how to protect yourself for the near-future

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