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Vacation Day

I’m on my way out the door for a long weekend, so I’ve only got time to let you know that American Airlines will now join the ranks of Continental and Northwest and offer unlimited upgrades to elite travelers. OK, they’re not quite as generous as Continental and Northwest—American will only offer unlimited upgrades to Platinum flyers. Still, a move in the right direction.

Have a great weekend.

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  1. So I just received my “sorry you didn’t quite make it for Platinum but Gold is pretty sweet” letter from American Airlines today. They say that I’m one of the few who now have the chance to continue as platinum for a payment of $595.00 (for 1 year). I’m not going to do it methinks but was curious is this is a typical type of tactic used by the major airlines? Given their new upgrade policy, it seems to make more sense now than I would have thought previously, but still… probably not worth it unless I plan to do a lot of travel (ironically).

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