Category: American Aadvantage

American Airlines Settles With Pilots, Will Fly Through Holidays

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Well, that was quick. According to several media reports, American Airlines, which created a potential public relations nightmare for itself by allowing an unlimited number of pilots to take the holidays off, has solved the problem doing what airlines do best: buying off labor. The APA (Allied Pilots Association, the pilots’ union) knew that it …

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Is BankDirect Still Worth Your Bucks?

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One of my favorite ways to earn American Airlines miles is through BankDirect, which pays you in miles instead of money. BankDirect offers 100 miles per month for every $1,000 you have in your account, e.g., if you have $25,000 with them, you receive 2,500 American Aadvantage miles per month ($25,000/$1,000=25 and 25*100=2,500). That ratio …

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Your American Airlines Flight Isn’t Getting Cancelled

I caught a headline today that seems to be throwing a few people for a loop. But don’t worry, your flight’s in good shape. The Dallas Morning News reported that American Airlines had a scheduling glitch that could result in the cancellation of thousands of flights around the holidays. And while that definitely sounds bad, …

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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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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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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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American Selling Miles At An Okay Price

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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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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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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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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