Business Class Saver Awards, Instant-Clear Upgrade Space on American Airlines’ Longest Flights

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines operates 6,800 flights to 365 destinations in 61 countries. But, when it comes to ultralong haul flying, AA has a fairly small footprint. I count just three flights longer than 7,000 miles — and two of these routes involve Hong Kong. As you’ve probably seen in the news, Hong Kong has been embroiled …

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Credit Card Review: AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard

Written by Madison Blancaflor @ The Points Guy

American Airlines cobranded cards have seen some recent devaluations across the board. Citi is cutting valuable travel insurance benefits later this year and Barclays recently announced negative changes to its Aviator credit cards. However, the AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard still has a lot to offer travelers. Who Is This Card For? Whether you are …

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Deal Alert: $250 Off Caribbean Vacation Packages From American Airlines

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

Now through August 21, customers can save $250 off a vacation booking to the Caribbean via American Airlines Vacations. Here are the details: Book now through August 21, 2019 Valid for travel completed by March 31, 2020 Use promotion code: CARIB250 Minimum five-night stay Must include round-trip flights Packages will earn the standard 1,000 AAdvantage …

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Should You Upgrade From the AAdvantage Aviator Red to the AAdvantage Aviator Silver?

Written by Madison Blancaflor @ The Points Guy

Frequent American Airlines flyers who want cobranded AAdvantage credit cards can choose between offerings from Citi and Barclays. The Barclays lineup includes two cards that recently went through a series of updates: the AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard and the AAdvantage Aviator Silver Mastercard. The Silver is the more premium of the two cards, but …

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TPG Readers’ on What American Airlines Could Do to Win Them Back

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

American Airlines has been earning itself a bit of a bad reputation recently, from labor issues to plane densification to lack of IFE (oh, and those tiny bathrooms and terrible award redemptions). With all that’s been happening we polled the TPG Lounge to find out if there was anything American could do to make its …

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Credit Card Review: AAdvantage MileUp Mastercard

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

When it comes to choosing an airline credit card, the options are endless. Despite the plenty of options, it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to make your decision because the best strategy for choosing the right co-branded card for you should be based of the airline you have the easiest access to and fly …

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American Airlines AAdvantage Now Offers Heavily Discounted AAnytime Awards On AA Flights To Asia

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

American Airlines AAdvantage has introduced yet another change to their program, allowing members to redeem miles for the expanded availability AAnytime Awards to Asia at a massive discount. This could be a great help for those looking to fly American Airlines due to lack of award availability on other oneWorld carriers or even AA itself. […]

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How to Fly in a Lie-Flat Seat to Hawaii

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

While some travelers would happily take any flight headed to Hawaii, others are a bit choosier. Naturally, we recommend you simply get to Hawaii however you can, but if you want the best seats your miles or money can buy, we’re here to help you fly to the 50th state in a lie-flat business class …

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Alaska Airlines Elites Will Now Pay More For Lounge Access

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

If you’re an Alaska Lounge member you might be in for a surprise when it’s time to renew your membership. While the standard membership rate is staying the same, at $450, the discount rates paid by Alaska Airlines flyers with elite status are going up. Milage Plan MVPs can expect their new rate to be …

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American Airlines Adds New Routes for College Football Season

Written by Nicolas Avalle @ The Points Guy

Last month we wrote about United adding special point-to-point routes for the college football season, and it appears American Airlines is following suit. The carrier announced five special routes for big games in the upcoming season to court fans into traveling to support their favorite teams, and will expand service on four existing routes to …

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Do I Need 500-Mile Upgrades in My Account to Request an Upgrade?

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Reader Questions are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg. First class upgrades are one of the most popular and sought-after benefits of airline elite status, yet each airline has a slightly different policy for how they handle them. For example, lower-tier American Airlines elites traveling on flights over …

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FoundersCard Brings Back Free American Airlines Status Challenge

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

FoundersCard offers many benefits for entrepreneurs and business owners, from hotel status to lifestyle benefits. One benefit it offers often is its American Airlines Platinum status challenge, which is back, as TPG Points & Miles Reporter Carissa Rawson noticed when she got an offer in her inbox yesterday. Here’s how it works. You need to …

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Japan Airlines Awards Now Bookable Online Through American Airlines AAdvantage – Good Availability, Low Fees!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

American Airlines AAdvantage has just added Japan Airlines to their list of airlines for which you can book award ticket online through the AA website. Until now you always had to call in and have and agent assist with Japan Airlines award bookings which is often times annoying depending on the capability of the agent. […]

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Here’s How to Earn 40,000 American Airlines Miles for Opening a Citibank Account

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

While most TPG readers are well aware of Citi’s credit card agreement with American Airlines, the banking side of Citi also has a partnership with AA. Over the past few years, Citibank has periodically offered bonus AA miles for opening a bank account — and one of these offers is available for the next few …

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How to Plan the Perfect Family Trip to Rome

Written by Amy Bizzarri @ The Points Guy

Any list of the most visited cities in the world always includes Rome. There’s no question why. Full of temples, churches and architectural marvels, Rome is a journey through time. With a history spanning 28 centuries, Rome is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe, with its entire city center listed by UNESCO …

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When Does Your Airline Elite Status Expire?

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Unless you’re lucky and devoted enough to become a million miler and lock in your airline elite status for life, the process of qualifying for and maintaining airline elite status is a yearly endeavor. Even though we’re only halfway through the year, it’s already time to start finalizing your plans to earn (or requalify for) …

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How to Double-Dip on Your American Airlines Flights Using This Simple Tip

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

In case you didn’t know, American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and United all have business rewards programs which are designed to reward employers for their employee’s travels. In addition to the standard miles that travelers get from flying, the corporate account racks up points, which can be redeemed for free flights, upgrades and club passes or …

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Here’s How to Use Your American Airlines Miles to Book First-Class Awards on China Southern

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

For the past few years, American Airlines and China Southern have been deepening their relationship, starting in March 2017 with a $200 million investment from AA to acquire a minority stake in the Guangzhou-based carrier. Then, in November 2018, the two airlines announced an expanded partnership including mileage redemptions on each other’s flights. Without notice, …

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