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...]

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...]

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...]

Free Admirals Club Day Passes for Amex Platinum Cardholders

Citi OpenDoors

According to a press release I received yesterday, Citi is creating yet another incentive for people to apply for its premium Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard by handing out free day passes to those who previously had access with another card, such as the Amex Platinum Card. … [Read more...]

Do the American AAdvantage Changes Really Matter?

Tahsir was one of the first to report the recent changes to the American Airlines AAdvantage program. I've merely sat back, amused, and read others' commentary for the last two days. But I haven't seen many happy faces. Dan's Deals called it a "mAAsacre." (Hey, it's AA's fault for … [Read more...]

Don’t Buy American AAdvantage Miles at 29% Off

Bonus AA miles April

American Airlines is running a promotion through April 30 offering 25-40% bonus miles depending on the number you purchase. The best value is 26,000 bonus miles after purchasing 65,000 -- a total of 91,000 miles or almost enough for a round-trip business class ticket to many international … [Read more...]