Starting today, AAdvantage Gold and Platinum members will be exempt from “close-in” award redemption fees!  Additionally, Executive Platinum members, who were already exempt from the close-in fee, will now be exempt from reinstatement fees as well.  Details on American’s elite status benefits can be viewed here.

This is great news for AAdvantage elite members, and eliminates the one fee that I hold in highest contempt.  Yay!