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Airline Gets Car Seat Rules Wrong Again, You Get Them Right!

It is the start of the Thanksgiving travel week when lots of families will hit the airports and the skies to go visit family, escape family, and hopefully make lots of fun memories in the process. One memory that no one wants to make is an unpleasant exchange with airline staff about a car seat. I have a few of those unfortunate memories myself, and when I fly solo with both of my children this weekend (for the first time,…

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Use American Miles to Fly New Route from Texas to Iceland

A country on my short list to visit is Iceland, though that is hardly original as Iceland has basically been exploding with tourism in recent years, and the US airlines have been starting up service from their hubs. United announced new summer service from Newark to Iceland, which would make a great free stopover using the Excursionist Perk on the way to Europe. Now it is American’s turn to announced service to Reykjavik-Keflavik beginning on June 7, 2018, and running until October…

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Earn 6x Miles at Apple + Other Increased Bonuses

The huge airline mileage shopping bonuses are continuing this week, with the American AAdvantage shopping portal leading the charge with some increased bonuses to stores that rarely offer increased bonus mileage offers, such as Apple. Until 11/8/2017, Apple is paying out at 6x AAdvantage miles per dollar spent via the AAdvantage Shopping site. This is great news if there is a new Apple gadget you have been meaning to order, though unfortunately the iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 and…

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Today Only: Earn Up To 23x Miles and Points at Saks Off Fifth

I’ve held off until now, but I think my official holiday shopping is kicking off today as the opportunities to scoop up deals while earning tons of miles have truly arrived. I already outlined three big holiday airline shopping site bonuses here, but the real magic comes when you stack one of those bonuses with a huge retailer payout and a category bonus from a rewards-earning credit card. Right now all three of those things are lining up if you…

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Cancel and Refund a British Airways Award Ticket From Just $5.60

I spent a few nights this week in Dallas at the CardCon and FinCon conferences both as an attendee and a panelist. I originally had booked flights from Houston to Dallas and back to head to the conferences, but when it came down to it, it had been a busy week for our family and I really didn’t want to go to the airport super early in the morning and deal with all of the steps involved with flying. Instead, I…

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Over 150 Cities on January American Reduced Mileage Awards List!

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 saver award flights to/from select cities each month via the Reduced Mileage Awards list. I write about these discounts a few times a year, and I’m excited to share that the January 2018 list of reduced mileage awards is much longer than normal at well over 150 eligible cities!  These discounts are…

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Great Targeted Offer to Earn 4x American Miles Per Dollar!

I got pretty excited the other day at the notion of earning 2.125 miles per dollar on my United Club Card thanks to a targeted promo (read linked post to see if your United card was targeted), but as the rewards-card-powers-that-be would have it, that shiny offer got over-shadowed pretty quickly as something even better arrived in my inbox. My AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard just received an offer to earn 3x bonus miles for every $1 spent from 10/1/17 –…

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New Barclaycard Targeted Flights Cents Trial Program

I’m kind of crushing on the creativity of a new program being piloted by the AAdvantage Aviator Mastercard to targeted accounts. They are introducing a new Flight Cents pilot program beginning October 1st where, if you are targeted and opt in, you are essentially buying American Airlines miles with each purchase you make on the card that isn’t a round dollar amount at a rate that varies based on the offer your account was targeted for. Confused yet? Let me try to explain……

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Best Offer: 60,000 American Miles Awarded With First Purchase

Way back in the rewards credit card dark times (you know, like four or five years ago), it was relatively common for most sign-up bonuses to be awarded upon the first use of your new credit card. This has slowly but surely changed as the minimum spending requirements to trigger sign-up bonuses have inched up from $1,000 to $2,000 and beyond. However, there are exceptions, and right now there is a card with not only an increased sign-up bonus, but…

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Two Very Rare Airline Business Class Awards Available Today

As I shared a little while back, I have a travel goals 2020 list where I outline where we hope to go each year until 2020, but it’s just a list. God willing at least some of trips on the list will happen, but odds are some of it won’t happen, or at least it won’t happen when and where it is currently penciled in. However, part of the reason some of it might not happen is simply because an…

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