Category Archive: American Aadvantage

Jan 18

American Airlines Adding Basic Economy

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American Airlines issued a press release today announcing the introduction of its Basic Economy fares, matching the new fare class set out by Delta and United. Basic Economy Basic Economy (BE) is a class of service right below traditional economy and is meant to compete with the Spirit Airlines of the world. You’ll get a …

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Jan 16

American Airlines Just Destroyed Their Best Mileage Award

With all the sturm und drang of the past several weeks, American slipped a change through. It was not a particularly well-publicized move, but it was one that put severe restrictions on one of the most valuable aspects of the program. It’s going to get a bit wordy, but it’s one that matters. Easy Upgrades …

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Dec 12

50,000 Miles from American And Citibank

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American has raised the ante on its Citibank promotion, with its standard credit card now offering a limited-time only promotion of 50,000 miles for spending $3,000 in the first three months. Citi AAdvantage Platinum This card is actually a pretty good one for those who fly American Airlines. Group 1 Boarding and first checked bag …

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Dec 03

Get A Bonus for Getting to The Airport More Easily


One thing that I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about with travel is how to get to the airport. There’s enough going on that my first instinct is simply to call a cab. But I’ve found SuperShuttle to be a good way to do so as well, and now you can get a …

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Nov 11

Win 500,000 American Miles And A Cruise

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I’m a big fan of cruising. I’m not such a big fan of booking cruises through an airline. True, you earn miles on every dollar spent, but you can usually do better through a travel agent, who may give you cash or a shipboard credit. Still, if they’re going to give me a cruise for …

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Nov 07

Citi AAdvantage Credit Card Back to 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus

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Citibank and American Airlines are pushing the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard, ahead of the inclusion of Barclays as one of the airline’s partners. The card has one big benefit and one big drawback. Here’s a look at both. Two Sides to Every Schwartz There’s one thing you can count on with credit cards: …

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Nov 05

Up to 5,000 Bonus American Miles for Online Shopping

Planning on buying presents online for the holidays? Then you might as well get some extra American miles for doing so. Up to 5,000 Bonus Miles It’s easy. Do your shopping through the bonus link and earn up to 5,000 bonus miles (in other words, on top of the ones that you already earn for …

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Oct 24

Bonus Miles to Australia or New Zealand

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The Crocodile Dundee obsession may have died out two decades ago (three decades?), but American is announcing a new promotion to Australia, anyway. And, just for good measure, they’re throwing in New Zealand. Up to 50,000 Bonus Miles American is offering a promotion that we see frequently: bonus miles to a particular destination during what …

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Sep 20

Bonus Miles And A Discount with Avis And Budget

A quick hit: Miles for Driving Miles Avis and Budget are offering some big (It’s all relative.) mileage earning opportunities for renting a car. From now until October 15, rent a car for three or more days and not only will you get a discount (up to 30% or 35%, depending on who you rent …

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Aug 30

Sharing Is Caring (And Could Be Worth 250,000 Miles)

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As part of its new “World’s Greatest Flyers” campaign, American Airlines is offering you a chance to pick up 250,000 miles in its “Flying Kind” contest. The Rules American is offering you a chance to share your best travel tip and win 250,000 miles in its Flying Kind contest. Just enter your best idea, fill …

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