American Airlines restringe acúmulo de milhas em voos comprados com certas agências de viagens

As mudanças são válidas a partir de 1º de maio de 2024:

“Starting with tickets issued on May 1, 2024, the only flights that earn AAdvantage® miles and Loyalty Points are those booked directly with American, eligible oneworld® and partner airlines, and preferred travel agencies.

Flights booked through non-preferred travel agencies will not earn miles or Loyalty Points, unless the customer is registered with the AAdvantage Business program or has a contracted corporate agreement with American.

Booking with us provides a better travel experience. You can manage your trip online, receive travel credit for canceled trips and more. Plus, you’ll continue to earn miles and Loyalty Points through our non-airline partners and on eligible purchases with an AAdvantage® credit card.

Eligible travel

You must book directly to earn on flights. ‘Booking directly’ includes travel booked through American or our partner airlines’:

  • Websites
  • Apps
  • Reservations and airport teams
  • Ticket sales centers

You can also earn miles and Loyalty Points on most flights:

  • As an AAdvantage Business member, anywhere you book
  • As part of a contracted corporate agreement with American, anywhere you book
  • Through our preferred travel agencies

Plus, all flights booked as part of an American Airlines Vacations package will continue to be eligible.

Basic Economy tickets

The only way to earn on Basic Economy fare tickets is if you book through American or our eligible airline partners’ websites, apps, Reservations and airport teams, or ticket sales centers.

Ineligible travel

You’ll no longer earn miles or Loyalty Points on:

  • Basic Economy fares that are not booked directly through American or our partner airlines
  • Basic Economy fares not booked directly through American as an AAdvantage Business member or as part of a contracted corporate agreement
  • Any trip booked through non-preferred travel agencies, unless you’re registered with the AAdvantage Business program or have a contracted corporate agreement with American”

Conclusão

A notícia provavelmente não impactará a maioria dos leitores desse blog, que deve comprar os voos AA mediante resgates de milhas AAdvantage, e não mediante pagamento em dinheiro.

Resta a curiosidade para saber quais seriam as agências de viagens preferenciais, pelas quais continuaria possível o acúmulo de milhas AAdvantage. Será que compras via agregadores famosos, como Expedia, Trip.com e Kayak, seriam excluídas?