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Category: American Aadvantage

Apr 10

Earning American Miles Through BankDirect

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Last week, I discussed the end of the mileage bonuses at Fidelity Investments. In that post, I referenced BankDirect, a Texas-based internet bank that offers miles instead of interest (Technically, it’s in addition to interest, which is currently a whopping 0.01% for balances greater than $2,500.). BankDirect: Your New Mileage Bank Several years ago, BankDirect, …

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Apr 07

American Is Selling Miles. Should You Be Buying?

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Years ago, when I first started writing this blog, I was virtually 100% opposed to buying miles directly from the airlines.* Over time, I have not exactly become a fan of it, but have softened my stance somewhat. They’re a good way to round up your balance if you are close to an award, and …

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Apr 05

Up To 30,000 American Miles To Fly To Asia

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I wanted to do a more extensive piece today, but I’m operating on sleep deprivation, so it will have to wait. For now, let’s talk about a bonus opportunity on American Airlines Earn up to 30,000 American AAdvantage Miles The promotion might be a bit on the expensive side, but it’s easy enough to earn …

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Apr 02

Fidelity Investments (Finally) Kills Its Great Mileage Deal

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Fidelity Investments used to offer one of the best mileage bonuses in the business, offering you up to 50,000 miles for opening a new account or depositing money into an existing one. The offer would expire every year on March 31 but, like the swallows who supposedly returned to Capistrano every year, Fidelity would extend …

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Mar 28

American And China Southern Pair Up

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It’s like that uncomfortable moment at the Bar Mitzvah, when the last remaining kids end up pairing to dance, not because they are great together, but rather, they just don’t want to be standing their awkwardly while everyone else is having a good time. The Deal Okay, it’s not quite that bad, but I wonder …

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Mar 15

American Brings Back Main Cabin Meals on Some Flights

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Remember the old joke about airline food, how it tastes awful and there’s never enough of it? Well, we’ve taken another step toward those days again, as American Airlines announced yesterday that it is joining Delta in bringing back meals in Economy on some flights. Eating Wraps at 30,000 Feet American Airlines announced yesterday that …

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Feb 22

American Airlines Changes The Boarding Process. Again.

Airlines do certain things well. Getting their passengers on planes is not one of them. For years, airlines have tried to optimize the boarding process and, for years, they’ve failed. In fact, if anything, the process has gotten more complicated. In fact, the only logical thing that they’ve done is tacitly admitted that they have …

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Feb 03

Valentine’s Day Is Coming: Get Miles

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I got the first of my Valentine’s Day reminders today, so I’ll pass it along to you. Get Miles Or Cash for Flowers I’ve discussed cash back shopping several times and have an entire page dedicated to it, but inevitably, some people do something on the internet that does not get them money or miles. …

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Jan 30

It’s Official: Prices Are Going Up

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After two years of declining ticket prices in the airline industry, things are looking up for them in 2017, as most are predicting positive unit revenues, or RASM*, trends. Prices Are Heading up True, you may not have noticed it if you didn’t live in a competitive market but, over the last two years, ticket …

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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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