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by Hilary Stockton on 12/7/2013
Posts Tagged ‘American Airlines’
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12/7/2013
  The American Airlines AAdvantage Shopping portal is offering 3000  AA bonus miles if you spend $250 or more 12/8/13-12/22/13, in case you missed the previous tiered promotion, which offered up to 2500 AA bonus miles. Here are the details:...
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11/12/2013
  The DOJ has settled, and won't oppose the American and US Airways merger. While the settlement still must be approved by the Federal District Court in DC and by the court in American Airlines' banktruptcy case, US Airways and...
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11/7/2013
  American AAdvantage miles or British Airways Avios? A Canadian TravelSort reader writes "I'm glad I found your blog, so much info to go over, I'm 100% new to reward travel, I didn't know the points were this useful. I'm...
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9/12/2013
  What are the award ticket change fees for United, American, Delta, US Airways and other airlines' award tickets? This question comes up regularly with my Award Booking Service clients, so I figured it was time to create a resource...
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8/28/2013
  Update: Apparently American Airlines' adding fuel surcharges to Malaysia Airlines award tickets was a glitch, and anyone who paid these fuel surcharges on award tickets will be refunded: "Last night, in a routine effort to better align American to...
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8/14/2013
  Is American wooing non-elites with fast track to Executive Platinum a sign the US Airways and American are giving up on their merger in light of the DOJ filing suit to stop the merger? American is offering fast track...
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8/9/2013
  Which credit cards should you use for U.S. domestic travel? TravelSort reader Cindy writes "Which credit cards would you start with if you only travel within the United States and want to use points for domestic flights and hotel...
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7/26/2013
  US Airways will "leave Star Alliance and have joined the Oneworld Alliance by the start of 2014, according to Scott Kirby, President of US Airways, who made the announcement as part of the second quarter earnings call. What does...
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7/9/2013
  "American Airlines new business class on the 777-300ER has flat bed seats, but which routes can I fly it, and what is the roll out schedule?" writes TravelSort reader Sam. American introduced new flat bed business class seats (as...
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6/27/2013
Get a 2500 American AAdvantage Miles Rebate for AAdvantage award travel between 9/4/13=11/20/13, booked online. Here's how: 1. Enter the American Airlines "Caught You Daydreaming" Sweepstakes Go to this link to complete your details (make sure to include your AAdvantage...
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5/22/2013
The American Airlines Flagship Lounge at JFK Airport Terminal 8 is on the 4th floor, easily reachable by the elevators after passing through security. We presented our boarding passes and lounge passes to the friendly attendant, and were ushred into...
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4/20/2013
United Airlines has quietly raised its ticket change fee by $50 to $200-$300 on paid tickets, from the previous change fee of $150-$250. United doesn't make the ticket change fee easy to see for paid tickets, but you can easily view...
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4/17/2013
  I'll get to the Citi AAdvantage retention offers in a bit, but first: don't throw away your AAdvantage junk mail yet! If you have a Citi AAdvantage card, you may have received a 3 AAdvantage miles per dollar of...
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4/3/2013
4/8/14 Update: AA has eliminated the Oneworld Explorer Award with no notice. See No More AA Explorer Awards TravelSort Reader Pila writes "The American distance based [oneworld explorer] award is a better deal [than the American all partner award chart for...
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2/14/2013
TravelSort reader Reginald writes "With the AA and US Airways merger do you think it is worth buying the US Airways mileage with the 100 percent bonus?" Thanks Reginald for reminding me of this targeted bonus. I believe this offer...
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2/14/2013
  2/13/13 Update: US Airways and American Boards have approved the proposed merger, according to those familiar with the vote. The merger will still need to win approval from the New York bankruptcy court overseeing American's restructuring, from US Airways shareholders,...
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1/30/2013
While updating my Citi AAdvantage links on the Best Travel Credit Cards page, I revisited the FlyerTalk thread and found that starting Sunday January 27, there have been some reports of the two browser trick not working when applying for...
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12/19/2012
  With Citi AAdvantage Select, Executive and Business credit cards you can save 7500 AA miles off roundtrip award tickets on American Airlines to a number of U.S. cities, in either coach or business class. And with Citi AAdvantage personal...
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1/23/2013
The Mercedes-Benz AMEX Platinum offers airline fee reimbursement up to $200 per calendar year, such that if you use the fee credit now in December, you can also use another $200 fee credit in January, greatly helping to offset the...
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12/4/2012
American Airlines is offering 500 free American AAdvantage miles if you "Like" American Airlines and American AAdvantage and complete a 1 minute Facebook survey. It's open to the first 200,000 eligible entrants, and you must be an AAdvantage member 18...
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