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by Hilary Stockton on 6/18/2014
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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...
Square_airline_24_hour_cancellation_and_hold_policies
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...
Square_bye_bye_us_air_90k_north_asia_business_class_award_no_more_aa_free_one_ways
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...
Square_us_airways-use_the_current_award_chart_for_oneworld_awards_as_of_march_31
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,...
Square_worth_it_to_buy_aa_miles_or_us_airways_miles-aadvantage_buy_miles_bonus
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...
Square_american_a321_transcon_routes_and_top_transcon_first_class_and_business_class_awards-aa_a321_first_class
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,...
Square_us_airways_to_join_oneworld_march_31_2014_exit_star_alliance_march_30_2014
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:...
Square_doj_settles-_american_us_airways_merger_likely_to_close_and_what_it_means_for_you
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...
Square_award_ticket_change_fees_for_united-american-delta-us_airways_and_other_airlines
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...
Square_us_airways_to_join_oneworld_alliance_by_start_of_2014
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...
Square_american_airlines_new_business_class_777-300er_routes-business_class
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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