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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23 Airline Car Seat and Bassinet Policies Around the World

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

This will surprise no one, but air travel with kids is not always easy, especially when it involves lugging a car seat. Car seats can be big, bulky and heavy, but also necessary at times to ensure a safe trip. In addition to the safety issues, some little kids sleep better on a plane when …

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Check to See If You’re Targeted for 2x American Airlines Miles on Premium-Cabin Travel

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines has been increasingly offering targeted offers to AAdvantage members. Earlier this month, a new round of members were targeted for an elite status giveaway. Now, we are hearing from readers about a new promotion offering double AAdvantage miles on flights in premium economy, business class and first class. Targeted members need to register …

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American: Philadelphia Hub Lets Us Do Things Rivals Can’t

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

American Airlines hub at Philadelphia International Airport has become an enabler of sorts for its network team. Philadelphia (PHL) has proven a successful launching off point for some of the Oneworld Alliance carrier’s more unique long-haul routes: Budapest (BUD) and Prague (PRG) in 2018; Bologna (BLQ), Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Dubrovnik (DBV) this year; and …

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American Airlines Confirms Improvements to ‘Project Oasis’ Retrofits — But Only in First Class

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

In 2017, American Airlines unveiled plans to shrink pitch in economy to just 29 inches in some rows, and the backlash from customers was enough to prompt the airline to back off those plans. Now, AA is addressing complaints from first-class passengers, saying it will tweak the seating on its panned “Project Oasis” aircraft. Still, …

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Airfare of the Day: American Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Detroit (DTW), United States to Munich (MUC), Germany from $2,155 Round Trip

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their holiday surcharge business class excursion round trip fares between Detroit and Munich. Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. Fare Details: Fare: American (AA) IQN8A7S5 DTT to MUC. Booking class: I. Price: from $2,155 ($1,999 […]

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My First Award Redemption — Reader Success Story

Written by Peter Rothbart @ The Points Guy

Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Alan, who booked a trip to South America with his wife: I’ve been consistently reading and following TPG for a little over a year now, and I wanted to share the story of my first award redemption. Last year, I signed up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred …

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How Far in Advance Can You Book a Flight?

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

One common criticism of airline loyalty programs is that there’s not enough award availability, especially in premium cabins on the most popular routes. The solution for some frequent flyers is to try to snag seats before anyone else by figuring out precisely when they become available. Each airline has its own policy regarding how far …

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How to Book Round-Trip Flights to Hawaii for Just 19,000 Points

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Although we’ve seen some incredible cash deals to Hawaii recently, nothing beats paying just $11.20 out of pocket for a round-trip to Hawaii. However, while there’s no shortage of mileage options between the US mainland and Hawaii, not many of them are cheap. But there’s an award sweet spot that just got even sweeter thanks …

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American Airlines Temporarily Operating Airbus A321T Between LAX and Miami

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

American Airlines has added the airline’s Airbus A321T on flights between Los Angeles and Miami this winter, as reported by One Mile At A Time. From December 18, 2019 through January 6, 2020, American will operate two of the airline’s up to nine daily flights between Los Angeles and Miami using the Airbus A321T, which …

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Booked an American Airlines Award Through Iberia? Look for a Refund of Overcharged Fees

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Great news continues to come out of the Iberia Plus program for those of us who book American Airlines awards through the Spanish-based mileage program. Recently, AA awards booked through Iberia got cheaper. Now, travelers overcharged on past awards are getting some fee refunds. Here’s the background: In response to my mid-July post that American …

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These 10 Routes Are Worth Serious Cash To Airlines

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

Millions of passengers take to the skies every single day around the globe. If you have ever wondered which of those routes are making the most cash for the airlines you’re in luck. OAG has released its newest numbers for the top 10 revenue routes for airlines for 2019. Topping the list once again this …

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Why American Airlines’ Aircraft Change Is Bad News for Los Angeles Flyers

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

There’s enough demand on the route between Los Angeles and London to justify a combined nine daily flights across five different airlines — American Airlines, United, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and even Air New Zealand. Given the strong premium-cabin demand, you’ll find some great business and first class options on this route. American Airlines currently …

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My First Class Seat Was Taken by an Emotional Support Animal

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

I’ve certainly had some interesting experiences in the more than 200 flights I’ve flown since the start of 2018. But last week, something new happened when I boarded an American Airlines flight from Charlotte (CLT) to Atlanta (ATL): my first class seat had been taken by an emotional support animal. Here’s the full story, as …

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American Airlines Shifts Iceland Flights to Philadelphia from Dallas/Fort Worth

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

American Airlines is moving seasonal Iceland service to its Philadelphia gateway next summer, tapping into East Coast demand for the North Atlantic island. The Oneworld Alliance carrier will offer daily summer flights to Reykjavik (KEF) from Philadelphia (PHL) beginning June 4, according to Diio by Cirium schedule data. The route will replace the company’s existing …

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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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Tour the Aircraft AA is Flying to Casablanca, Tel Aviv and Other New Transatlantic Routes

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines announced five new transatlantic routes on Thursday, with the first of those starting in May 2020. If you’re one of the travelers excited about these new routes, you might be curious what the experience is like on-board. There are three different aircraft operating these routes. The interior and features are similar on two, …

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