Check Your Inbox for 3X American Airlines Miles Offers

Citi AAdvantage Platinum (personal card) 3X offer

The best way to currently earn American Airlines miles is by signing up for the Citi Executive AAdvantage card with a 100,000-mile bonus.  It has a $450 fee (really $250 since you get a $200 statement credit) and requires $10,000 of spending (which may be tough now that CVS will stop … [Read more...]

Update on AmEx Platinum Credit for Losing AA/US Lounges

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On Monday, I reminded people to either (1) use the AmEx Platinum credit they received for losing American Airlines/US Airways lounge access, or (2) to call in to American Express and ask if they could get a credit on their Platinum card(s) if they didn't already have one. Regarding #2, … [Read more...]

Retention Offer for the Citi Platinum / AAdvantage Card

Citi Platinum Select Visa

Like many of you, I recently applied for the Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard, which is still offering 100,000 bonus miles after spending $10,000 in 3 months. However, a few weeks later I got an email notifying me that the annual fee was due on my existing Citi Platinum / … [Read more...]

No 24 Hour Holds on AA within Seven Days of Departure

AA 24 Hour Hold

I'm loving that American Airlines makes it so easy to hold flights for 24 hours, especially now that I've been flying them more often. The feature came in really handy earlier this year when booking a trip for Megan's parents to Hawaii -- one of the rare situations where I didn't trust my … [Read more...]

Reciprocal Lounge Access Policies for Alaska Airlines Customers

SEA Board Room Downstairs

If you're an Alaska Airlines customer thinking about purchasing a membership to the Board Room airport lounge, you may be put off by the limited number of locations. Alaska operates its own Board Rooms in just five airports, and there is a report that the San Francisco location will be … [Read more...]

AmEx Platinum Statement Credit for losing AA/US lounges

Did you receive a statement credit offer on your AmEx Platinum?

Over the weekend, American Express Platinum members lost lounge access to American Airlines Admirals Clubs and US Airways Clubs. This policy change was announced in the beginning of December (December 4, 2013, to be exact).  Many of us received e-mails from American Express with the … [Read more...]