American Airlines has launched new dynamically priced AAdvantage awards for flights that it operates. These changes, yet, won’t affect partner awards.
The number of miles required for many awards under the dynamic awards is rather ridiculous. You may need 375,000 for one-way international business class award.
You can access American Airlines here.
Here are some searches I executed:
New York – Sydney
Los Angeles – Sao Paulo
New York – Honolulu
Dallas – London
Tokyo – New York
Someone must be on the crAAck here, looking at the mileage requirements above. On the positive side, you can redeem your AAdvantage miles, but then at what value?
If this is the road that all these programs take, it doesn’t make any sense to show any loyalty towards any of them.