American Airlines is giving more details on changes that will reward the highest-paying passengers, not just those who fly the most miles, announcing Monday, June 6, 2016, that beginning on Aug. 1, passengers will earn points based on the price of their ticket. Elite-status members of the AAdvantage loyalty program will earn even more points per dollar spent. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
American Airlines is giving more details on changes that will reward the highest-paying passengers, not just those who fly the most miles, announcing Monday, June 6, 2016, that beginning on Aug. 1, passengers will earn points based on the price of their ticket. Elite-status members of the AAdvantage loyalty program will earn even more points per dollar spent. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) Susan Walsh AP
American Airlines is giving more details on changes that will reward the highest-paying passengers, not just those who fly the most miles, announcing Monday, June 6, 2016, that beginning on Aug. 1, passengers will earn points based on the price of their ticket. Elite-status members of the AAdvantage loyalty program will earn even more points per dollar spent. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) Susan Walsh AP

American will reward fliers based on dollars, not miles

June 06, 2016 01:51 PM