Frequent Fliers Say American Airlines Cut Miles Rewards

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT) -- Two American Airlines customers hit the airline’s bankrupt parent with a putative class action in New York federal court Thursday alleging the carrier recently breached a contract by gutting frequent flier rewards for miles earned before 1989.

Plaintiffs Karen Ross and Steven Edelman claim in an adversary suit that AMR Corp. unfairly altered the terms of its frequent flier reward program, called AAdvantage, in a July 13 policy change. The airline made all miles earned prior to July 1, 1989, subject to expiration — even though...
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