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Worldwide First and Business Ticket for Less than $2500

American Airlines & US Airways Advantage program is offering a buy mile promotion through April 30, where up to 60,000 bonus miles will be rewarded when 100,000 miles are purchased. The bonus miles are rewarded in tiers based on the number of miles purchased and can result in a total of 60,000 ...
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AAdvantage Architect Earns 22 Million Miles Without Spending a Penny


An American 737 in classic livery at Chicago O'Hare Airport
Last Sunday, the Dallas Morning News business section ran a profile on Hal Brierley, a Plano-based consultant whose claim to fame was helping design the first airline loyalty program, American Airlines' AAdvantage program, back ...
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US Airways Dividend Miles Now Merged With American Airlines Advantage Miles

Over the weekend American Airlines and US Airways merged millions of frequent flyer accounts as the two companies sunsetted US Airways Dividend Miles. Throughout the weekend many people reported issues with their American Airline Advantage accounts, such as having issues logging in, seeing miles, ...

URGENT! Chairman's Upgrade Certificates Premature Expiration!

Chairman's Preferred status holder with US Airways (there are many from the challenges offered last year) receive two one-way upgrades and matching companion upgrades every year.  American Airlines indicated that these would need to be spent prior to their loyalty program mergers anticipated in ...
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March 25 - Last Day to Book US Airways Dividend Mile Award Tickets

Early this month we learned that American Airlines and US Airways frequent flyer programs would merge within 30 days. Now, just a couple of weeks later, the New American has announced that the programs will actually merge March 28, 2014 –that this weekend! With said announcement, we also ...

American Airlines $450 Business Class Fare to China Update

I intended on posting an update regarding the great deals that were available for business class flights from Washington DC airports to Beijing on American Airlines for select dates in April/May and September, however, by the time I completed my purchase the deal had all but closed up.
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UPDATE: Merged Already? Did American Airlines Match My US Airways Status?

I have a quick update regarding my previous question on whether or not American and US Airways had already essentially merged in regards to frequent flyer program status.  To recap, on American Airlines specifically I only earned 28k EQMs and just 38k PQMs on US Airways (though it was through a ...
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Update on recent travels flying American

After a pretty miserable experience with United this year, after over 150,000 premier qualifying miles, I really didn't see the need to continue getting frustrated with their operational and many other issues.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I have decided to explore my options for domestic ...
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Is the Sky Blue-er on the other side: Testing US and DeltAA

I'd love to say "its not me, its you" and fully break up with United, but I don't feel like any US domestic airline is that much better than any other.  Although clearly United is at or very near the bottom.  With that in mind, I used a recent business trip to Los Angeles as a trial run to ...
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Act Fast - BA A380 Premium Class Award Space To/From IAD Available Now

If you're thinking about a trip to Europe next spring or summer, here's something to consider - it appears that BA has released a significant amount of premium class award space on its new-ish A380 service between Washington Dulles (IAD) and London Heathrow.  I stumbled on this quite by ...
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Royal Jordanian Award Space Now Bookable on AA.com

American Airlines has added Royal Jordanian to the growing list of carriers that you can now redeem AAdvantage miles for online. RJ is a oneworld partner based in Amman that serves Chicago, Detroit, New York, and Montreal in North America and has an extensive route network throughout the Middle East ...
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A Rather Interesting AA Survey

Most of the time, I ignore the surveys that are sent to me because they take forever to complete, and I get nothing back for my time spent. However, I made an exception to complete one from AA since I want to know what they are planning for the "new" AAdvantage program, and I'm delight to learn ...

American Airline Reward Travel Zones

After yesterday’s post on American Air top use of AAdvantage miles and basic information regarding award tickets I thought it would be best to inform my readers of American Airlines travel zones. Each airline defines regions of the world different for miles consumption and it is very ...
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American Airline Awards: Best Use of Miles

With so many airlines merging and frequent flyer programs consistently changing, I thought I would provide my readers with my top 10 uses of American Air AAdvantage miles before the US/AA merger is completed. Little is still known about what changes will occur after the merger, but for now, here is ...
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Earn AAdvantage Miles on Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is busy getting ready to join the OneWorld Alliance with an entry date penciled in for late summer 2013. As the airline prepares to start cooperating with the 11 member alliance, there are a number of steps and hurdles the airline must overcome before completely integrating into the ...
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Mileage Checking Accounts - Bonus Miles vs. Cost and Hassle

It's common knowledge that airline/hotel credit cards have huge bonuses and that's where you get the best head start for your mileage account.  Look at the British Airways Chase 100,000 Avios bonus for a great example.  If you use your BA Avios account for short US domestic redemptions ...

Qantas Flights now redeemable on AA.com

American'a Airlines AAdvantage program has been busy this year trying to advance itself in the market place and become the airline program of every business and leisure traveler's choice. From the Double Elite Qualifying miles on select routes to the OneWorld MegaDo and other unforgettable ...