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Do Now (if you haven’t already)
Canadian Kilometers highlights a glitch on Aeroplan’s website where awards price at the first segment (rather than the entire trip). I’m not an Aeroplan guy, nor do I have sufficient miles in my AMEX Membership Rewards account to transfer them over at the moment (I know, tisk, tisk), but, if you do, its worth taking a look.
For Manufactured Spenders
- Doctor of Credit posts on what credit cards are churnable. For that matter, he’s also celebrating his one year anniversary.
- Marathon Man on the other hand is not happy. I can’t say I blame him, a lot of MS deals have died over the past few months, but the die hards will undoubtedly persevere, hopefully it takes more time for the big timers to parse it into bite sized pieces.
- Hack My Trip became Travel Codex
- Will Run for Miles is learning a very important lesson, one I think everyone with the miles and hobbies should read.
- I posted on a different type of Mileage Running earlier in the week. If you’re looking for a resource to help fuel that approach, check out FlyerTalk. Hint – if you do it today, you can find 2 day turns and see some Pyramids and some awesome rooftop bars, or visit hotels like this.
- Kenny of Miles4More highlights how a positioning flight can either be, or make a great deal (e.g. if you can find award availability from an airport not your own). This has worked for me most notably b/w DC and New York.
- American Airlines (and US Airways) announced the 2015 AAdvantage program. I don’t see this as a major change for American Flyers, Carolina Travel Girl thinks this is a big change for US Airways elites. I think this is an interesting experiment, because its just about the opposite of what happened with the United-Continental Merger, and as a 1k member of United (the larger of the two), I lost out so much that I defected to American (where I’ve been happy). Only time will tell.
- Last weekend was the last commercial flight of the MD-11 (flown by KLM). WanderingAramean was on it and shares his experience.