I shouldn’t disagree with Randy

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.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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