Review by ulysses4
June, 26 2013
Pros: There are some good travel reward opportunities.
Cons: Not all are accessible from their website. BA is a reluctant participant.
Review by jaaade
July, 03 2012
Pros: many merchants to get miles from.
Cons: never enough miles to redeem for ticket. never the right availability.
Review by coldsteel7
November, 25 2011
Pros: Options for keeping miles active, several choices of partner companies to earn miles.
Cons: Airline itself could be better. Expensive to purchase miles if you are short.
Review by texas-swede
January, 14 2011
Pros: Many ways to earn miles, free perks (miles and other items).
Cons: Limited seats/flights for AAdvantage, and miles expire abruptly, treacherous rules, complicated, American Airlines.
Review by chibbard72
August, 23 2010
Pros: There are many ways to accumulate miles.
Cons: We have always been "lower-class" citizens when using miles.
Review by douglassj
November, 24 2009
Pros: None that I can think of.
Cons: None. There are HIDDEN blackout dates that they refuse to acknowledge. FRAUD.
Review by whittonm
August, 11 2009
Pros: Easy to get miles
Cons: impossible to use miles for flights
Review by arlia
February, 01 2009
Pros: You can earn miles through lots of activities.
Cons: Miles can expire, and you need at least 25,000 for a free flight.
Review by h8sbadservice
November, 07 2008
Pros: Easy to earn miles. No 1st/2nd checked bag fees.
Cons: Difficult to get upgrades/free tickets. Poor service.
Review by fourmillionmil
July, 28 2008
Pros: Early boarding.
Cons: Nearly impossible to get an upgrade, Y-ups cheaper on other airlines
Review by stardom08
June, 09 2008
Pros: 1 free flight, elite status
Cons: 50 flights to get one free flight
Review by karpinsd
March, 03 2008
Pros: Hard to think of any.
Cons: Terrible schedules for award flights.
Review by trixie27
November, 03 2007
Pros: Numerous ways to earn miles
Cons: limited flight schedule if not VERY flexible.
Review by permit
October, 24 2007
Pros: great online booking functionality for worthless miles
Cons: you will never find a flight for your preferred dates and times
Review by rabodzey
June, 04 2007
Pros: A lot of US flights and options to earn miles with non-airline partners
Cons: Weak airline partners, limited international travel, very hard to find a rewards ticket.
Review by eas0423
October, 22 2006
Pros: None that I can think of
Cons: Terrible customer service
Review by trailhound
September, 30 2006
Pros: Opportunities for earning miles. Frequent updates on membership status.
Cons: Mileage can expire (but be re-activated). Possibly difficult to redeem for desired flight.
Review by fairhairedboy
August, 16 2006
Pros: They say its "free"
Cons: Its a scam like saving green stamps
Review by ep-traveler
August, 07 2006
Pros: Generous elite bonus, Anytime awards on all flts, eVIP upgrades, uniform partner awards
Cons: Partner awards difficult to get. Merchandize awards too expensive. Demand for popular awards exceeds supply.
Review by webpinion
March, 24 2006
Pros: Great if you plan 1 year in advance or fly only domestic
Cons: $250 "service fee" + 25K miles each way to upgrade internationally is excessive
Review by opinionated_1
May, 06 2005
Pros: You can daydream about using your miles.
Cons: Only a few seats per plane and you can never reserve one.