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Category: American Aadvantage

Nov 18

American’s Holiday Miles Offer Comes From Scrooge

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Way back when, US Airways used to offer a partner offer called the Grand Slam promotion. The object was to earn miles through as many of its partners as possible and, based on the number you used, you earned miles. The top prize was 100,000 miles and it was always fun to see how little …

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Nov 15

American Airlines Announces Reykjavic Service

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Yesterday, American Airlines announced that it would start flying to Reykjavic* in June from its hub in Dallas (DFW). Here’s what we know so far and what I think of it. Reykjavic And…Dallas? Reykjavic has become an incredibly popular tourist destination. At one time, it was seen solely as a cheap way to get to Europe, but …

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Nov 10

Friday Tidbits For The Weekend

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As we head into the weekend, here are a few deals that are worth looking at… Win Miles And Cruises from AA This sweepstakes shows up from time to time but it costs you nothing and could earn you a nice vacation. Sign up for weekly cruise deals from American and you’ll have a chance …

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Nov 07

American Selling Miles At An Okay Price

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I’ve spoken about buying miles directly from the airlines before and, in general, am against it, although I have moderated somewhat from my initial position of never doing so. American’s offer, which expires on November 27, is okay but not great. American Miles at 1.8-1.9 Cents Each There are a number of ways to crunch …

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Sep 29

American Airlines: “We’ll Never Lose Money Again”

It’s been a quiet week around here, so a lot of my recent posts have been around the airline industry itself. Today is no different. Can American Be Profitable Forever? Yesterday, American Airlines held its first investor day in I don’t know how many years. And while there were a lot of tidbits for Wall …

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Sep 24

Bonus Miles For Conversions From SPG To AA

One way to get miles quickly is to convert them from hotel points. You don’t get the best value for your points, but it’s an easy way to pick up some miles if you need them quickly for a reward. Converting from Starwood Starwood points are particularly useful for converting to all airlines except United …

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Sep 22

Is Next Year The Big One For Mileage Devaluation?

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First, I’d like to wish a happy new year to everyone who is celebrating it. And if you aren’t celebrating a new year, let me assure you that apples and honey makes an excellent combination. Could Redemptions Go Dollar-Based? I got to thinking a lot about what to expect over the next year and, as …

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Sep 16

American AAdvantage eShopping Contest

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A light promotion for the weekend relating to American Airlines eShopping, and it’s another “you have nothing to lose” type promo. Yes, the world of mileage is quiet. AA Getaway Giveaway A few days ago, I wrote a piece on a potentially targeted United deal that would give you miles for participating in their eShopping …

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Aug 15

Earn American Miles On Your Hotel Bookings

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We’re undergoing a bit of a face lift around these parts, so this post, like the next several, will be a bit on the shorter side. Actually, that’s probably a good thing. Get AAdvantage Miles for Hotel Bookings There is a certain advantage to booking all of your travel in one place, which the airlines …

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Aug 04

Weird Weekend Travel News

Smelly luggage, ghosts in the machine and hungry reporters make up some of the stories that I’ve seen in the past 24 hours. Enjoy. Nashville Needs Plumbing A few Southwest passengers have encountered a problem that even I couldn’t prepare for: Sewage at the Nashville Airport soaked 200 bags after a toilet overflowed in a …

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