How To Use American’s Special Fares To Reach Elite Status Faster

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Between elite benefits being cut, sub-par service, reward devaluations, and upgrades becoming harder and harder to come by, there has never been a better time to be a free agent frequent flier.

While it may sting for many of us falling short of top-tier status in a specific program like we have for years, the lack of incentives the airlines have given us to be loyal to them the past few years has in turn allowed us to become more loyal to things like schedule, convenience, and price.

Some of us still have our preferences of course — or are captive due to living near a certain airport hub — but diversifying one’s approach to flying has quite a few benefits in this day and age.