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American Airlines Sending Out Free Elite Status Trials

Today lots of lucky folks received free American Airlines elite status trials in their inboxes. The free American Airlines elite status is good for five months and there is a way to extend it by flying American Airlines enough during that time frame. While there is no way to know exactly what triggered the targeted offers, perhaps it was related to the relationship with Alaska Airlines changing effective January 1st…

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Earn 6x Miles (or more) at Apple.com – Today Only!

One store where it is notoriously hard to rack up large numbers of miles even though the purchase prices are often pretty high is Apple. Apple is often at just 1 – 2 miles per dollar when other retailers can sometimes go in the 10 – 15 miles per dollar range via the various airline shopping sites. However, the mileage earning totals do spike at Apple.com on rare occasion, and today is one of those occasions, so get to ordering…

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Earn 1,500 Bonus American Miles for Last Minute Shopping

Happy December! If you thought time was flying in the last few weeks, just wait as things will really speed up now that December has arrived. If one of the things still on your December to-do list involves online shopping, then know that I fully expect the various airline shopping portals to launch some “last minute” mileage bonuses in the coming days. In fact, the first one of these bonuses is already live over at AAdvantage eShopping via their “Last Minute…

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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…

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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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