American Airlines is phasing out the AAirpass program, which allowed customers to prepay for travel at flat rates and receive extra benefits – like no changes or cancel fees; premium seating; Admirals Club access; and even ConciergeKey status with larger purchases.
- They will no longer sell new AAirpasses
- They won’t renew any, either
- Existing customers can spend down their balances or request refunds
American Airlines tells me,
Beginning November 30, the AirPass program will no longer accept any new or renewal contracts or any additional fund deposits. All customers with current contracts will be able to use their remaining funds or request a refund between now and the end of their contract period. American will continue to honor its commitments to Lifetime AirPass members.
Lifetime AAirpasses, which were sold between 1981 and 1993, are unaffected by this change. Those who purchased a lifetime AAirpass – like Mark Cuban and Michael Dell – get to keep them. (Pass like Steve Rothstein’s don’t get reinstated, however.)