American Airlines Posts

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 ...

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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Book Your US Airways Awards ASAP to Fly First Class RTW for 125K Miles!

If you have ever wanted to fly around the world using your US Airways Dividend Miles, now would be the time to book your award redemption. (The New) American Airlines recently announced US Airways' Dividend Miles program will be fully integrated into their AAdvantage program within the first two ...
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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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Merged Already? Did American Airlines Match My US Airways Status?


The most dreaded day of the year for most status chasing frequent flyers has to be March 1st.  Most programs allow you to earn from January 1st of a given year until December 31st of the same, but they will let you keep your status another two months following until the end of February. ...
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A Silver Lining In The Clouds: Volunteering for a Bump

Due to terrible weather this past weekend a number of flights were canceled stranding thousands of passengers at airports across the country. American Airlines was hit hard as Dallas Fort Worth airport had rolling cancellations over several days with a cascading effect on planes and crews in the ...
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Reader Poll: Decide my Route Home From Egypt

I am flying Qatar Airways for the first time this April and I have two options for my routing for my trip back home.  Either fly a mix of Qatar and American Airlines international service including the Qatar Airways A380 or fly more direct and fly all long haul segments on Qatar Airways. I have ...
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I'm Booked on the American Airlines 787 Inaugural!


I had a great time on the Qatar A350 inaugural from Doha to Frankfurt last month -- there is something special about being on inaugural flights. American Airlines took delivery of its first 787-8 this week and has just published its inaugural flight -- from Dallas to Chicago on 07, May ...
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Place US Airways Reservations on Hold and Select Seats Via AA.com

Last night as I was tinkering around on AA.com I discovered that for the first time I was able to select a seat on a US Airways flight and put it on hold! I have been flying AA/US codeshares for over a year, but have been unable to book seats via the AA web page or put flights on hold which ...
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American Airlines 787 Route Announcement and First Look Inside

American Airlines has released the first pictures inside their new 787 and annouced which routes that the airline plane will fly starting this May!!
On initial review of the first few pictures I must admit the airplane looks quite nice and continues to raise the bar in travel standards from ...
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American Airlines and Korean Air Form A New Partnership

OneWorld founding member American Airline and SkyTeam founding member Korean Air just announced a ground breaking relationship. Korean Air has temporarily throwing up the white flag as the two airlines have decided to put alliances aside and cooperate on AA’s flights between Dallas /Fort ...
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