On Sunday I took Randy Petersen to task for saying that Continental was the only airline offering mileage upgrades across the Atlantic from deeply discounted fares. I gave the example of American, which allows upgrades with miles (and no cash buy-up).
Now there’s a rumor that American will announce a change and require a buyup on mileage upgrades.
It’s still a rumor, and unconfirmed. And the quote from Randy (which may be a misquote) will still be technically incorrect as American will allow mileage upgrades from the lowest fares. But I’ll be equally wrong if the rumor pans out.
Although I still maintain, with true confidence, that Continental is far from the best business class across the Atlantic.