Last summer I wrote about crediting the miles you fly on American Airlines to the Etihad Guest program to still earn one mile per mile flown rather than earning based on the price of your ticket.
I also wrote about crediting miles to Cathay Pacific’s AsiaMiles to accomplish the same thing.
However the AsiaMiles earning chart for American Airlines flights was updated on Monday and is no longer as generous.
# Fare Class D, I & J for domestic flight is accrued at 150% of actual miles flown.
^ Fare Class C is upgrade to Business Class but accrue as Economy Class at 75% of actual miles flown.
* Fare Class H, K, L, M & V is accrued at 75% of actual miles flown.
% Fare Class Q is not eligible for mileage credit on Trans-Atlantic routing (between North America and Europe).
Note that G, N, Q, and S fares go from earning 100% of miles flown down to just 25% and Basic Economy (‘B’) fares don’t earn miles at all.
At some point these may change as well. And they aren’t perfect substitutes given program expiration policies.
On the other hand Singapore Airlines continues to award full miles on United Airlines based on distance for most fares.