Targeted: Fast track to AA Elite Status, 35k EQMs for Exec!
Just got a targeted email with significantly reduced EQM/EQD requirements for elite status on American Airline’s AAdvantage program. Only travel between the time you sign-up (wh..
Is Elite Status Becoming Unobtainium for the Frequent Leisure Traveler?
I’ve held top tier elite status in hotels and airlines for the better part of the last decade. While I started out earning status mostly from business travel (aka Other
Book it! You’ll have plenty of time to procrastinate later.
There’s no good way to spin today’s awful news (which I fist saw on One Mile at a Time) about the Alaska Mileage Plan devaluation for travel on Emirates. As
Breaking up is tough.
The last few months have seen one blow after another to the miles & points and credit card churning games. From devaluations, to mass shutdowns, to reports of MSers being
Making Lemonade: A Guide to ‘Standard’ Awards
While we’d all like to think we can redeem our miles only for Saver Level seats on the best airlines out there with stopovers galore while getting approximately 29 cents
AA First and Business Class Seats to Chile
If you have lots of AA miles and might want a trip to Chile (or somewhere in South America that you can get to from Santiago) next year, stop reading
Using AA miles beyond flight awards
We tend to do dumb things in the miles-and-points game or hobby. By we, I mean me. Specifically when it comes t0 booking hotels. I plan trips way in advance
Award booking fish tales: The ones that got away!
We see lots of analogies made in this miles-and-points game (or hobby, The Hobby or Obsession as may apply), but I think the one that best fits when it comes
The AA awards you should book ASAP
There have been a couple of good blog posts on the US/AA merger this week: Gary covered the timing of AA migrating all US flights over to AA starting next
A Citi AA card product change I didn’t ask for and don’t want!
You’ve probably been getting lots of mail and email relating to the AAdvantage/US Dividend miles programs. Lots of it is just marketing nonsense, but if you have a Citi AA
Check now for AA award seats to Europe!
Over the past few months, there have been several instances of excellent award availability to Europe on US Airways and AA flights. This time it may not be good for
Make the most of your miles! Award booking strategies for LAN Airlines flights.
We’re working on strategies for booking award tickets on various airlines (not necessarily using that airline’s own program). Next, an airline that doesn’t see a whole lot of att..
Delta and American award pricing: Why does AA get off scot-free?
If you’ve been anywhere near any miles and points related blog in the past couple of days, you’ve seen the news of the bomb that Delta dropped on all of
Australia and New Zealand award travel changes, all for the better!
In the past couple of weeks, there have been a couple of changes that completely alter the picture for getting award seats to The Land Down Under. Let’s check them
Wide-open award space to Europe, including summer business class seats!
Last fall I posted about wide-open award availability to Europe with AA miles that lasted a few days. It’s back! And both ways this time! I’m seeing 6 or more
About that AA Executive card you kept…
Just about a year ago, Citi gave us a perfect storm of offers with the American Airlines Executive card: a 75K miles bonus that then ballooned to 100K, statement credits
AMEX to British Airways transfer bonus is back!
Finally, a long-awaited feature that makes American Express Membership Rewards points more valuable is back. Through January 31, 2015 there is a 40% transfer bonus to British Air..
Saving Avios with Direct Flights
In August I thought I had finished up putting together all the British Airways Avios sweet spot posts and maps (for the U.S., anyways) with this post on Avios sweet
Looking Back on the Greatest Credit Card Promotion Ever
It was a dark and stormy night. Jake, a marketing manager at Citi, sipped a complimentary Bud Light at an undisclosed secure location in a DFW admiral’s club, answering texts