Credit Card Review: CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard

Written by Madison Blancaflor @ The Points Guy

Many top US airlines offer a cobranded card option to help customers find the most value with their respective loyalty programs. These days, it’s not enough to focus on just one loyalty program. It’s important to keep your options open so you can jump on flight deals no matter the route and airline. The CitiBusiness …

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How to Read the American Airlines Award Chart to Get Big Travel

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: With certain American Airlines credit cards, you’ll have access to the American Airlines reduced Mileage Awards, which can save you up to 7,500 miles on award flights to 100+ airports. For a limited time, Citi is offering increased intro bonuses on a couple of their American Airlines credit cards: Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum …

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Should You Select a Bulkhead Seat When Traveling With a Baby?

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

As someone who has flown more than a million miles, largely by myself or with my wife, I recently flew cross country for the first time with our adopted newborn. On one flight, I selected the bulkhead row, while I opted for a row just behind the bulkhead on the return. I was never a …

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The Best Ways to Get to the Bahamas Using Points and Miles

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

The Bahamas is a well-known tourist destination for Americans. It’s close to home and has pristine beaches and a plethora of resorts that make traveling there easy and fun for couples and families alike. If you want to visit the Bahamas this summer, you’re in luck: There are plenty of ways to get there on …

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AirHelp: US Airlines Wrongfully Rejecting 25% of EU 261 Compensation Claims

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

The United States isn’t known for its strong consumer protections when it comes to air passenger rights, but it doesn’t mean that American carriers aren’t subject to other nations’ laws that protect flyers. Still, US carriers are not fully complying with European Union law on compensation for delays, says AirHelp, a company that assists travelers …

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NTSB Launches Investigation After American Airlines’ Plane Wing Scrapes Ground on Takeoff

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

On April 10, American Airlines flight 300 rolled sharply to the left side during takeoff from New York’s JFK airport, causing the wing to come in contact with a sign on the ground. The plane, bound for Los Angeles, climbed to 20,000 feet before pilots radioed air traffic control to request a return to JFK …

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Understanding American Airlines’ Revenue, Award and Upgrade Fare Classes

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Before a flight, just about everyone knows the cabin they’re traveling in — whether you’re dreading a long trip in economy on one of American Airlines’ “Project Oasis” 737s or looking forward to catching some sleep in a lie-flat business class seat. What you may not realize is that even within a single cabin, you …

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American Airlines Is About to Finish Its Fleet-Wide Premium Economy Retrofit

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines was the first of the major US airlines to install a true premium economy seat, starting in October 2016. And now AA is about to be the first to complete its premium economy retrofits. On Tuesday evening, the final aircraft to get a premium economy retrofit, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with registration N816AA, …

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Deal Alert: Premium Economy Flights to Brazil From $600 Or 40,000 Points Round-Trip

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. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such …

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American Airlines Pilots to Train in Simulator That Mimics Boeing 737 MAX Software Issues

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

American Airlines pilots will soon receive Boeing 737 MAX flight training in a simulator, a report in The Wall Street Journal says. Previously, pilots at American and at other US airlines did not train for the MAX in a simulator. The change at American Airlines represents a significant shift because the carrier repeatedly said its …

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Apple’s Giving You an Easy Way to Earn Bonus Airline Miles Today

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

If you’ve been waiting for “the best time” to pull the trigger on that new iPhone, Macbook Pro or other high-dollar Apple gadget, today’s a great day to do just that. From time to time, Apple rewards its fans with elevated shopping portal rates. This time around, a number of major carriers are participating in …

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American Airlines Removes 737 MAX from Schedule Through August 19

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

American Airlines confirmed Sunday morning that the airline has extended its cancellations for flights operated by the Boeing 737 MAX through August 19. In a statement, American Airlines cited the upcoming busy summer travel season as the primary factor in deciding to prolong cancellations. “As we prepare for summer, our focus is around planning for …

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MAX cuts stretching into peak Summer 2019 season

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

Even as Boeing suggests the testing for its updated 737 MAX software is progressing well its airline customers are scrubbing the type from their schedules. Southwest is the latest to make a move, planning to be without the type for months to come.
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Your Chances of an Upgrade on American Long-Haul Flights at JFK Just Went Up

Written by Grant Martin @ The Points Guy

Passengers flying international long-haul on American Airlines out of New York’s John F. Kennedy airport may now have a slightly higher chance of an upgrade, thanks to new aircraft that the carrier is putting on the routes. As of March 31st, American is exclusively flying widebody Boeing 777s, with larger premium cabins, to international long-haul …

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$3K Or 300K Miles To Elevate American Airlines Status?

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

American Airlines AAdvantage Elevate StatusAmerican Airlines has sent out offers this week for members to elevate their AAdvantage status for cash or miles with a deadline of today. Member that forwarded us the offer had been offered an opportunity to elevate Platinum Pro to Executive Platinum through February 2020 for either $2,995 in cash or 299,500 AAdvantage miles. You […]

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