i traveled heavily for 20 years. i dedicated myself to american airlines only to be slapped in the face. recently went online to purchase a ticket and found a fair priced ticket for a RT to europe. when i went to pay for it, i realized by purchasing the lower priced fare, the platinum status i had gained by traveling with american, was not valid. in the past, as a platinum member, i could purchase an economy fare ticket on american airlines and choose my seat often with extra leg room. no longer is american holding true to the commitment of honoring the people who dedicated millions and millions of flight miles in expectation of getting treated with the respect they gave american airlines for years. shame on you american airlines. your treatment of your die-hard customers shows you have no honor at all.