First American Airlines Airbus A321neo Flights Now Bookable

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

American Airlines has officially loaded the first batch of Airbus A321neo flights into the airline’s schedule. The A321neo will be delivered to American in early 2019, and once test flights are completed, regularly scheduled passenger flights are scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2019. The Airbus A321neo is intended to serve as a versatile workhorse …

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Deal Alert: Escape Winter for Less Than $200 RT to Puerto Rico

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an …

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Last-Minute Airline Elite Status Tip: Do This Instead of a Mileage Run

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

With only a fortnight before the calendar year ends, there’s precious little time left to plan a mileage run. If you’re still looking to achieve elite airline status for next year by reaching certain thresholds of miles flown and dollars spent by Dec. 31, 2018, here’s a tip for doing so while also making life …

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Reader Question: American Airlines Calls Passengers Asking How They Received Their Sponsored Upgrades – How To React?

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Today we have a very interesting Reader Question as we received an email saying that American Airlines is making calls to question passengers who recently received sponsored flight upgrades. Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & […]

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Economy Food You Actually Want to Eat: A Taste Test of AA’s New Partnership With Zoe’s Kitchen

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

On Dec. 1, American Airlines launched new Zoës Kitchen buy-on-board economy food on domestic flights longer than 1,100 miles. Breakfast options include a Breakfast Sandwich and a Continental Breakfast Box while lunch/dinner options include the Grüben, a Chicken Wrap and the Hummus Duo. And the photos of the new meals look great: But of course those photos …

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When and How to Earn AAdvantage Miles at La Quinta This Winter

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

Normally, earning airline miles during hotel stays doesn’t make sense. But this winter, La Quinta — which will be folded into the Wyndham Rewards program soon — is offering the opportunity to earn three times the normal amount of American Airlines AAdvantage miles when you forgo earning La Quinta Returns points. Through this offer, you’ll …

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Amazing Deal Alert: Domestic and Caribbean Flights From 5k Miles, Europe From 9k Miles

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. At the end of October, American Airlines rolled out a new mileage discount program called Economy Web Specials which offered AAdvantage members a chance to …

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What Royal Air Maroc Joining Oneworld Means for American Airlines Flyers

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

In case you missed it, Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc is joining Oneworld as a full member in mid-2020. This will be the first full-member airline added to Oneworld since 2012, and Oneworld’s first full-member African airline. And, for flyers looking to travel to or from Africa, this is a big deal. Easier Connections to Africa …

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9 Common Mistakes Folks Make With American Airlines Credit Cards and Miles

Written by Andrew R @ Million Mile Secrets

American Airlines miles are some of the most valuable frequent flyer miles you can earn.  They’ve got a lot of domestic hubs and international flights folks can book with miles, as well as lots of cards that earn American Airlines miles. Folks can rack up a tons of miles using cards like the Citi® / …

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AA’s Snowball Express Returns to Bring a Little Holiday Spirit to Families of Fallen Military Service Members

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

The Gary Sinise Foundation’s Snowball Express, which gathers Gold Star families of fallen US military service members together at Disney World for five days of support and fun, was once again in full swing this weekend — and they certainly had the weather for it. This year, American Airlines flew 1,722 children and their guardians …

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My MisAAdventure Trying to Book a Qantas First Class Award Ticket

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Unlike many of the stories you’ll read on TPG, this one doesn’t end with a glass of champagne served in a posh first class cabin. Instead, this is the story of how I wasted five hours of my life chasing a phantom award seat that never existed in the first place. There’s no happy ending …

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AA CEO Loses Stock Price Bet, Finishing $10 Billion Shy of Goal

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

In September 2017, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker took to the stage of the airline’s “Media and Investor Day” (the first in more than five years) to announce a bet he’d made with a UBS stock analyst back in October 2016: Before the analyst turned 60 years old in November 2018, American Airlines’ stock (ticker: …

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AA Adds Two More Partners for Online Booking, Doubling Number in Under 3 Months

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Back in August, American Airlines AAdvantage members noticed that five award partners were suddenly available for booking online (Cathay Pacific, Malaysian, SriLankan, Qatar and LATAM). When AA discovered this, the functionality was quickly removed and an AA spokesperson noted that the website “incorrectly displayed award bookings.” But that statement ended with a pledge: Making more …

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Buy Iberia Avios for $170 AA Flights, $1,135 Business Class to Spain

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Purchasing airline miles or hotel points generally isn’t a great value, but that all changes when a lucrative bonus is announced. Spanish airline Iberia just announced one such promotion; now through December 31, you can get up to 50% bonus points when purchasing Avios. And unlike many other similar promotions, there’s no need to buy …

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