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Really Good European Flight Sale Today!

I think it is fair to say that some have become desensitized a bit to European airfare sales in the $400 – $500 per round trip range, but you really shouldn’t be. At least, I shouldn’t be. Being able to fly from somewhere like Houston to Scotland on a full service airline for around $500 per round trip is pretty outstanding, especially if you have a wide range of dates to pick from. Along those lines, right now you can book…

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Using Reduced Mileage Awards to Fly for 15,750 American Miles!

A very valuable discount that is available to those who hold one of the American Airlines Citi or Barclaycard co-branded credit cards is a discount of up to 7,500 miles on flights to/from select cities each month via the Reduced Mileage Awards available exclusively to American Airlines card holders. I write about these discounts a few times a year, but it is something that is worth repeating periodically because of how many miles it can save your family on AAdvantage award trips. The list…

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60,000 Mile Increased American Airlines Bonuses Ending Today

Earlier this summer it seemed like every rewards credit card out there had a temporarily increased sign-up bonus, but one by one most of them have come to an end…at least for now. At some point today another temporarily increased bonus from a co-branded airline card is scheduled to drop back down to earth, this time it will reportedly be the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select personal and small business cards ending their increased bonuses. I know that AAdvantage miles aren’t a…

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Find Out How Many Bonus American Miles You Can Earn Shopping

Right now the AAdvantage eShopping portal has a unique promotion going on where you can earn bonus miles for the purchases you make across their site from 6/5/2017 – 6/30/2017. What is unique about this one-time bonus is that your specific offer is a “mystery” until you log in and check. They say your bonus can be hundreds or thousands of miles. My bonus was 1,200 bonus miles with $300 in cumulative spending from 6/5 – 6/30, which isn’t earth shattering, but isn’t terrible…

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New Promo: Earn Up To 10,000 Bonus American Miles Shopping Partners

In a similar move to a current Delta promotion, right now American Airlines is also offering a way to earn up to 10,000 bonus miles based on the number of shopping partners you utilize from May 1 – June 15, 2017. The American version of the promotion is more narrow than Delta’s with only four eligible partners, 1-800-Flowers, AAdvantage eShopping, AAdvantage Dining, and the Vinesse Wine Club. Earn up to 10,000 Bonus American Miles with Partners In addition to the…

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Last Day for Discounted SPG Points or Airline Miles at 1.56 Cents Each!

Today is April 30th, and that means it is the last day you can purchase Starwood Preferred Guest points with a 30% discount off the regular price. Buying miles and points obviously isn’t as good as getting them without an out of pocket cost, but it can still make sense when the cost of buying the points is less than the flight or hotel would have cost if paid for outright. Getting 30% off the regular price for SPG points takes…

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AA 591: Are We at a Tipping Point for Air Travel?

Tempers are high, patience is short, cell phones are out, planes are full, and the tension is palpable. Recent incidents including yesterday’s American flight 591 where a passenger and a flight attendant had a run in over a stroller seem to be systematic of what looks like a larger problem. Are we now at a tipping point for air travel in this country…

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Finding Saver Awards With American AAdvantage Miles

A few months ago I shared that I thought American Airlines AAdvantage miles had overall become worse than Delta SkyMiles, which is to say they had fallen to the bottom spot of the major US based airline loyalty programs. My dissatisfaction with American AAdvantage was based largely on the reality that saver awards, even just for pretty ordinary domestic hops, were simply not available…or were very, very barely available, and then only on non-logical itineraries where it took three flights at…

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Use Iberia Avios to Book American Airlines Award Flights for Less

A few days ago I wrote a bit about using Iberia Avios to fly from certain cities in the US to Madrid in business class for as low as 25,500 Iberia Avios + taxes/fees via a promotion that is going on through April 11th. That deal is related to flying Iberia operated flights, but Iberia Avios can be used very wisely to fly on partner airlines, such as American Airlines, much closer to home. Use Iberia Avios to Book American Airlines…

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Flying From Maui in One of the Most Vintage American Airlines Aircraft

We concluded our family spring break trip to Maui with a much anticipated award flight sitting in the “good seats” on an American Airlines 767-300. Hawaii is always worth it, but that doesn’t take away from it being pretty darn far away and from having a time zone that is rough for us both coming and going. Factor in having a seven year old and one year old to take care of no matter how tired you are when you land,…

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