The rumors can finally be put to rest. AA has unveiled it's new earning/redeeming/elite qualifying structure, which is similar to DL and UA.
As feared, redemption costs have risen for business flights between NA and Europe, and no surprise, really.
Thoughts, anyone? As it appears to me that between NA and Europe, MileSAAver redemption rates have increased by 15%, where as AAnytime awards have increased by 10%, I guess I'm feeling neutral about it. While I'm not happy about these increases, I am at least glad that the increases are not more steep. I have no elite status with AA, so the rest doesn't really affect me. I'm curious to read about others reactions.