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A Double Helping of American Airlines 787 Dreamliner Inauguration

When American Airlines announced their inaugural flights between Dallas and Chicago scheduled for tomorrow, May 7, 2014, I quickly booked a flight and secured an economy seat on the Dreamliner. Playing a guessing game, I was able to shave hundreds of dollars on my 787 inaugural flight ticket and ...

DFW's Dreamliner Era Begins Tomorrow


A China Southern Boeing 787 taxiing to the gate at San Francisco International Airport
It's been an exciting past year or so in the Dallas-Ft. Worth aviation scene, as we've had many notable events such as the ending of the Wright Amendment restrictions at Dallas Love Field (DAL) and a ...

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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Delta uses India withdrawal to underscore "unfair" practices of Gulf carriers

Editor's note: this is the second installment two-part series assessing the U.S. - India passenger market and aviation strategy, and the impact of Middle East airlines carring 6th freedom traffic between the two countries. Part I, which can be found here, assessed the restoration of Indian ...
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Compensation from my Hotel Roulette - American Airlines IRROPS Disaster

A couple of weeks ago while traveling home from a long work week I had a hotel snafu at LAX where American Airlines provided me with a hotel voucher for the Westin but when I arrived at the Westin the hotel had no room for me. The entire ordeal took over three hours to get sorted out and finally ...

Five Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying

This is part of my introduction series for new readers that may not know of these ways to use miles and points.  
Here are five easy ways to earn frequent flyer miles without actually flying.  Before you know it, you will be looking back through the curtain at coach as the flight ...
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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, ...

Hotel Roulette - American Airlines IRROPS Disaster

Almost every week I travel with American Airlines and often times my flights connect via Los Angeles. The majority of times I travel through LAX I connect between regional jets (RJ) and never have to leave the American Eagle (AE) remote terminal. This is great because the American Eagle remote ...
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In Memoriam: An Ode to US Airways Dividend Miles


Yesterday I shared my sorrow over the passing of US Airways Dividend Miles. Now we are past the wake and it is time for a memorial service to celebrate Dividend Miles. Perhaps we celebrate Ghana-style? To help, I have composed a short "hymn" sung to the tune of "Ode to Joy" in the final ...

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 ...