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by Hilary Stockton on 10/28/2014
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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6/12/2014
  Can you standby on an award ticket? TravelSort reader Sarah writes:   "I'm on an Avios award to Europe and as there are incoming storms, I'm worried about a tight connection I have on the US Airways flight to...
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6/3/2014
6/25 Update: Etihad awards are again bookable with AAdvantage miles--yay! Seeking an Etihad award using AAdvantage miles? Currently not possible. This is due to Etihad not displaying award availability correctly in Direct Access, which American Airlines uses to view and...
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5/25/2014
Which airlines allow 24 hour cancellation without penalty? I'm regularly emailed about American Airlines, for example, charging for a cancellation within 24 hours of booking, but that's because it offers a 24 hour hold instead. Department of Transportation (DOT) rules...
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4/12/2014
Can you get mileage credit without a boarding pass? TravelSort reader Keith writes "I recently took a paid Turkish Airlines flight, and even though I'm quite sure I provided my United Mileage Plus number when booking, I haven't received mileage...
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4/8/2014
  US Airways' 90K North Asia Business Class Award is gone, replaced by 110,000 Dividend Miles for a Business Class award to North Asia. Just yesterday in US Airways 100% Bonus on Shared Miles: Now Redeem for Oneworld Awards I mentioned...
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3/14/2014
  US Airways will keep its current award chart when it enters the Oneworld Alliance March 31, so you'll be able to book Qantas First Class, Cathay Pacific First Class, and other Oneworld awards with US Air Dividend Miles. Also,...
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1/20/2014
  When is it worth it to buy frequent flyer miles? For example, currently there are bonuses when buying AA miles and US Air Dividend Miles (for those who bought or gifted Dividend Miles in 2013). While many folks never...
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12/16/2013
American Airlines A321 transcon routes between NYC JFK and Los Angeles LAX / San Francisco SFO are now open for booking, including award bookings (thanks to TravelSort reader Mark for the tip). While the first A321 starts flying January 7,...
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12/9/2013
US Airways is joining Oneworld on March 31, 2014 and exiting Star Alliance on March 30, 2014, per the US Airways Web site. Since there will likely be a rush of bookings towards the end of March, if you're planning...
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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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