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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…

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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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Earn Up To 1,000 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles

If you have some online shopping to take care of in the next week or so, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus American miles in the process via a new bonus from the AAdvantage shopping site!   From 3/7/17 – 3/17/17 you can earn one bonus of 300 or 1,000 American AAdvantage miles based on your cumulative purchase amounts via the AAdvantage eShopping site. You can earn a maximum of one of the following bonuses: 300 miles for qualifying…

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Do Basic Economy Fares Impact Award Tickets?

As of today, United and American have both started selling their own versions of Basic Economy fares on select routes, with the plan to expand from there in the coming months. As of today United is selling their Basic Economy fares to their hubs from Minneapolis and American Airlines is selling theirs on the following routes: New Orleans (MSY) – Philadelphia (PHL) Orlando (MCO) – Charlotte (CLT) Charlotte (CLT) – Philadelphia (PHL) Miami (MIA) – Philadelphia (PHL) Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)…

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Discounted Hawaii Round Trips from Houston for $478!

Yesterday a little fare war to Hawaii started off with a few carriers and cities, and while I shared some of that on social media, I didn’t get a chance to do a post on it before many of the fares died. However, my friends in the Houston area can still score some Hawaii round trips on American to Honolulu for about $478 round trip! That is several hundred dollars lower than the norm on this route. It is entirely…

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