American increases the cost of AAdvantage Gold Elite status
Courtesy of: AA.com
American Airlines has increased the price of AAdvantage Gold Elite status when redeeming Business Extra points.
American has a generous business rewards programs for frequent flyers who fly frequently for business. While the program is better in terms of price and earnings, it is still inferior to Delta’s SkyBonus program which offers more redemption offers. However, American increases the cost of AAdvantage Gold Elite status in it’s newest change to the AAdvantage elite program, despite them being separate programs.
American Airlines used to price gifting AAdvantage Gold Elite status at 2,400 Business Extra points. However, the price for this reward has now increased to 3,200 Business Extra points.
As a Business Extra member, your company can earn Business Extra points for travel on partnering airlines American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways and Iberia, and any AA codeshare flight operated by Finnair, Japan Airlines, or Qantas Airways. Once enrolled in the program, flyers will earn two (2) Business Extra points for every $10 spent on eligible flights and fares. You and other employees who input your Business Extra number to their reservation will continue to earn their individual frequent flyer miles, essentially, allowing you to double-dip on frequent flyer benefits.
It really is a good deal to join the Business Extra Program if you have a business, that way you can make sure you are getting both personal credit for travel as well as credit on your business account. In a way, it’s sort of like getting the opportunity to double-dip and get more for your money when traveling for business. You can enroll
in the program by visiting the website.
Read more about American’s Business Extra program here