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Category: American Aadvantage

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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Aug 01

Credit Cards That Let You Fly With A Friend For Free

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There’s nothing better than using miles for free but companion tickets, which allow you to bring a friend along for free (or almost free), are almost as good. Naturally, there’s a credit card for that. The Usual Disclosure: This post will discuss credit cards. You can get many of these and other cards through the …

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Jul 28

Tidbits I Learned Yesterday

I picked up a few different bits and pieces over the past 24 hours which might just be fun to pass along. That’s all. The “Secret” JetBlue Phone Number I’m a big fan of JetBlue’s Mint product and, one day, will actually write the review of the product that I keep talking about. Mint is …

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Jul 13

Airfares Continue To Rise Into Summer

Airlines continue to show strength through the summer, as every major airline in the US seems to have generated positive RASM for the second quarter and looks strong into the third quarter. Airlines Gone Wild It’s happening again. After the down years of 2015 and 2016, airlines are finally seeing pricing begin to stabilize. Once …

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May 27

American Airlines Upgrading Lounges, Flagship Dining

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Airlines are finally catching on to something that the rest of the world figured out years ago: If you are going to charge customers a huge multiple for a premium product versus the standard product, you’d better make it worth its while. American Airlines in particular has trailed its competitors in rolling out new products, but …

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May 17

American Airlines Changes Upgrade Prioritization (Again)

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One of the better moments in travel is when you get that email (or the hand-off from a gate agent) that you’ve been upgraded. Each airline has its own method for determining who gets upgraded when, and those criteria change every few years, which is too bad, because it usually takes me that long to …

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May 09

Ticket Prices Continue To Rise

After a couple of years of declining ticket prices, it looks like higher fares are here to stay, at least for the short term.* American Airlines Raises Investor Guidance This morning, American Airlines announced that it expected its second calendar quarter RASM to increase 3.5%-5.5%. What is RASM? It’s a measurement of how much money …

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May 08

American Airlines Promo: Earn 10,000 AAdvantage Miles

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Several weeks ago, Delta introduced a promotion that gave you miles for every new Delta partner that you used. Last week, American also introduced a partner bonus promotion.* Does it rank as well as Delta’s? Earn 10,000 American AAdvantage Miles In a word, no. Sure, it looks good: You get 2,500 miles per partner if you use …

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