Some New Ideas for American Airlines’ Credit Cards

AA Survey

United747 posted on FlyerTalk some screenshots from a recent survey by American Airlines and Citi on their credit card benefits. I found it interesting because most airline-branded credit cards are not very appealing (to me) given recent years' improvements to generic travel rewards cards … [Read more...]

Searching for Upgrades on American Airlines

AA availability

I'm still slowly writing up some of the topics I discussed at the FTU Advanced in Chicago last month. Among them were using ExpertFlyer to search for (or at least estimate) upgrade availability on American Airlines. Some recent posts: Who Flies There? How to Plan Your … [Read more...]

How to Buy American Airlines Miles in a Hurry

Buy AA miles

When I was traveling in Asia last week with my sister, we were fortunate to fly out on Cathay Pacific in first class. The route from SFO to HKG was a great choice: Katherine lives in the Bay Area, and it's one of the few where Cathay still operates a Boeing 747. Unfortunately we didn't … [Read more...]

An Even Better AAdvantage Award to Africa

LAX-DFW on American, DFW-DOH-JNB on Qatar Airways, JNB-PLZ on British Airways/Comair

Last week, Seth at the Wandering Aramean posted "A better AAdvantage award to Africa," where he discussed getting around American's award routing rule restriction to Africa by using Qatar Airways. American Airlines usually only allows travelers to transit Europe on the way to Africa, which … [Read more...]

Cheap Fares to Europe This Fall with American Airlines Codeshares

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@airfarewatchdog has been tweeting all morning about cheap fares they find from the U.S. to Central and Eastern European cities. These appear to be mistakes that are not including the proper fuel surcharges when you attempt to purchase them. I'm not sure if deals are already be … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Apply for the US Airways World MasterCard

US Airways 40000 miles

Last week I wrote about the temporary increase in the sign-up bonus for the Lufthansa Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard®, but some readers asked me if it was worth considering The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® instead. Barclays launched new offers for both cards through … [Read more...]