Posts Tagged ‘American Airlines’
Square_which_travel_credit_card_to_maximize_miles_earned_for_american_airlines_flights
8/2/2015
Which travel credit card will maximize miles earned for for American Airlines flights? TravelSort reader Kenji writes: "I'm writing to glean some of your travel savvy expertise. I'll be flying from Washington DC DCA to Memphis MEM once a month...
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6/29/2015
American Airlines will NOT refund your seat selection fee, even if your seat doesn't work. At least not in my case. I recently paid $22 to select what AA calls a "Preferred Seat" on a Chicago ORD to New York...
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6/2/2015
  Maximizing the AMEX Platinum Airline Credit is one of my more popular posts, but it's been a couple years so I thought I'd provide a concrete example of taking $200-$400 off of an American Airlines ticket. How so? The...
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5/22/2015
Getting American Airlines to pay EU compensation for a flight delay is like pulling teeth. Not only is the delay painfully inconvenient, AA tries to weasel its way out of paying anything, so you'll need dogged persistence to get the...
Square_what_to_do_if_american_loses_your_aadvantage_award
5/19/2015
  Here's what to do if American Airlines loses your AAdvantage award. And yes, it does happen--it happened to me with a ticket I booked months ago, then finally got around to assigning seats for. This was for my own...
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5/15/2015
Update: Please note the oneworld change: no separate tickets protection, no through checked baggage on separate tickets. -----Original Post----- Will American Airlines and oneworld partners protect you if flying on separate tickets, such that your first flight is delayed or...
Square_last_chance-_50k_citi_aadvantage_platinum_select_mastercard
5/1/2015
  Last chance to apply for the 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard, as most links are now 30K. Use the preceding link (not my referral, Citi may change at any time). Here are the offer details: 50,000 AAdvantage miles...
Square_discounted_business_class_to_paris_or_keep_award_tickets
4/16/2015
$1167 Roundtrip Business Class from the NYC to Paris or Keep Business Class Award Tickets? Per Dan, there's a fare sale on British Airways, OpenSkies and American Airlines for departures between May 16 and August 23 that appears to be...
Square_best_credit_cards_to_pay_for_your_wedding_to_earn_miles_for_first_class_to_europe-singapore_suites
4/14/2015
Which credit cards should you use to pay for your wedding, to earn miles for first class award travel to Europe? TravelSort reader Tony posted on the Best Travel Credit Cards page: "My fiance and I are getting married at...
Square_aadvantage_and_dividend_miles_merging_in_april_and_faq_
3/14/2015
  AAdvantage and Dividend Miles are merging within 30 days, per emails being sent to AAdvantage members: "...we're on track to bring the US Airways Dividend Miles® program into the AAdvantage program within the next 30 days." Update: We now know that Dividend Miles will...
Square_american_aadvantage_business_class_award_space_to_europe_with_no_fuel_surcharges
2/4/2015
Book American AAdvantage Business Class Awards to Europe with No Fuel Surcharges, with a few dates available this summer, and much more award space available in fall 2015, per Ben. Many clients and readers ask how they can get to...
Square_up_to_50_percent_bonus_when_you_buy_american_or_us_airways_miles
1/8/2015
Get up to a 50% bonus when you buy AAdvantage Miles or Dividend Miles through January 30, 2015. Here are the links and details, along with a FAQ and other ideas for earning the miles more cheaply. Buy AAdvantage Miles...
Square_interlining_baggage_on_separate_tickets-united_baggage_policy-american_baggage_policy
12/5/2014
  Can you check through baggage on separate tickets? What are the baggage policies for United, American, Delta, and Alaska when you're booked on separate tickets? Baggage interline agreements are only part of the equation, since even if an airline...
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11/2/2014
  Update: Deal is Dead. There is some business saver award space available, mostly London LHR to Los Angeles LAX, for 50K AA miles + $319 in taxes/APD per person. Don't forget to follow @TravelSort on Twitter and like TravelSort on Facebook to be alerted to...
Square_american_airline's_new_aadvantage_program-pros_cons_and_faq
10/28/2014
American Airlines has announced its new AAdvantage Program, and there are winners and losers. First, the key details: AAdvantage and Dividend Miles Will Combine Q2 2015 Your AAdvantage and Dividend miles accounts will be combined sometime during Q2 2015 (April-June...
Square_best_miles_for_europe_in_first_class-lufthansa_new_first_class
10/17/2014
What are the best frequent flyer miles to fly to Europe in First Class or Business Class? I get this question regularly from clients and readers, so I'll set out my thoughts. Keep in mind that, in my view, many of...
Square_best_business_class_seats_for_couples-cathay_pacific_business_class
9/16/2014
  What are the Best Business Class Airline Seats for Couples? I can hear some readers say "easy--one with no crying babies or kids!" but, since that's out of your control, and previously I've only written on the Best First Class...
Square_american_airlines_compensation_for_cancelled_flight_or_delayed_flight
8/18/2014
What American Airlines compensation for a delayed flight can you expect? TravelSort reader Rip writes in the comments of Airline Passenger Bill of Rights: What Are Flyers' Rights? "AA delayed flight 153 from ORD to NRT for 3 hours at the...
Square_transfer_amex_points_to_american_aadvantage_miles
6/23/2014
Can you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to American AAdvantage miles? A TravelSort reader comments "I need help with how to transfer American Express points to American Airlines..." American AAdvantage isn't a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, so...
Square_flying_with_musical_instruments-_airline_carry_on_policies
6/18/2014
  If flying with a musical instrument, do airlines allow it as a carry-on? This was important recently to one of my Award Booking clients, who needed to fly with a guitar and, understandably, wasn't willing to check it and...
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  Airlines are making it harder for families to select seats together, even when they reserve in advance, per this WSJ Middle Seat article, "The Airline Fee to Sit With Your Family." In one example given, for an American Airlines...
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6/1/2016
  Update: This appears to be dead. Hope some readers were able to benefit! Fly Business Class to Europe from $1066 roundtrip, thanks to a British Airways and American fare sale from cities such as Houston (IAH), San Francisco (SFO)...
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  JetBlue is Matching Your Virgin America Elevate Points Balance if You Book and Fly 1 JetBlue Flight by August 31, 2016. This could be a great promotion if you already have Virgin America Elevate points and need to fly somewhere...