Why Crested Butte, Colorado, Is America’s Most Idyllic Family Ski Town

Written by Terry Ward @ The Points Guy

Crested Butte is the quintessential North American mountain town, with hardly a chain store in sight, a ski mountain offering varied terrain for both beginners and experts and an excellent nursery and ski school just steps from the base village. And while Denver’s airport is a solid 4.5-hour drive away, consider using your American Airlines or …

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American Airlines Doubles Down on Dallas, LA While Pulling Crews From Phoenix

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

More than five years after the official merger of American Airlines and US Airways, flight attendants from both airlines were finally combined into one scheduling system in October 2018. This opened the door for flight attendants to transfer between bases, whether for personal reasons or moving to a base where they might have higher seniority …

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Everything You Need to Know About Flying Cathay Pacific First Class as a Couple

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

What’s better than flying one of the best airline products in the world? Flying it with someone you love! My wife Katie and I recently had the good fortune to snag a couple of super-cheap Cathay Pacific first-class tickets from Da Nang, Vietnam to New York City and were more than excited to fly it together. …

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Delta’s $1.3 Billion Profit Sharing Payout Breaks Hearts at American and United

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta employees don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. Instead, they celebrate Profit Sharing Day. Thursday is a particularly impressive one, with a cool $1.3 billion being distributed across the company’s 86,000+ full-time employees. Said another way, it’s a whopping 14% bonus on an employee’s base pay. It’s the second largest profit sharing pool in the airline’s …

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You Only Get One First: How to Make Your Baby’s First Flight Special

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

You can only have your first flight once, so it’s worth doing everything you can to make it as memorable as possible. Of course, if it’s your newborn’s first flight that burden of responsibility shifts to the adult in charge. With more than 900 flights under my belt and a million (and counting) miles flown on …

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Airlines Are Cracking Down on Hidden-City Tickets — Even for Top Elites

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

When Lufthansa recently took legal action against a paying passenger for engaging in a practice known as hidden-city ticketing, the story made headlines all over the world. The practice isn’t uncommon; retaliating this harshly against it, though, is — but may become more commonplace as airlines crack down on it. Hidden-city ticketing, in short, is when an …

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The Real Reason You’re Flying on a United Regional Jet With a Bar

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Imagine this: you’re sitting in a direct-aisle-access, first-class seat with a lovely view over Chicago. You’ve got legroom for days. There’s fast Wi-Fi, and the plane is so fancy your roll-aboard is stashed in a closet rather than an overhead bin. Flight attendants are bending over backward to bring you snacks and drinks, but you’re …

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Potential Change for American Airlines Gift Cards Triggering Amex Airline Fee Credit

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

One of the ways that many American Express card holders help offset the pain of the annual fee on some of the more premium rewards cards is by maxing out the corresponding annual airline incidental fee credits. As the name implies, these fee credits were designed to cover airline fees — think checked bag fees, …

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PaxEx Premium: Huge boost for Viasat’s aero play

Written by Seth Miller @ PaxEx.Aero

As the installed aircraft count ticks higher for Viasat so, too, does the share of revenue the company realizes from that segment. The growth rate will slow in the coming year as the American Airlines fleet completes its conversion (more than 450 aircr…

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The Secret Way to Avoid That Stupid $75 Fee American Airlines Charges for Booking an Award Flight Within 3 Weeks of Travel

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

Some of you may not even know about this fee, so here’s a word of caution:   American Airlines charges a $75 fee if you book an award flight within 21 days of your departure date (called a “close-in fee”). There’s no reason for the fee, other than American Airlines profiting from unforeseen crises and other …

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This Is the Unique Gift American Airlines Top Elite Flyers Are Getting in 2019

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Got Concierge Key? Great — because, now, you might also be privy to an extra special welcome gift from American Airlines for earning your high-level elite status. According to some reports from the TPG lounge and other readers, Concierge Key members have been receiving personalized metal luggage tags repurposed from a decommissioned MD-80 aircraft. The metal …

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Deal Alert: Get $175 Off ‘Romantic’ American Airlines Vacation Packages

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Looking to escape the harsh winter cold? Or impress that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Regardless if you answered yes to one or both of those questions, American Airlines is currently running a promotion on “romantic” vacation packages. The promotion is only available through American Airlines’ vacation package portal, meaning you will only be able …

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TWA Hotel Taking Reservations, New Points Calculator, Demolition of Popular Hyatt & More

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along. Early this week, Gary from View From The Wing wrot…

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American Airlines Miles: 7 Little-Known Tips to Using Them Effectively

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

As the world’s largest airline, lots of folks collect American Airlines miles, and typically redeem them for domestic coach award flights. While it’s straightforward to redeem your miles on the American Airlines website, there are ways to get even more “mileage” out of them!  (Forgive the pun, but I had to.) You can save miles, …

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Another One Bites The Dust: American Airlines Pilot Arrested For Exceeding Blood Alcohol Limits At Manchester Airport

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Minutes before an American Airlines flight from Manchester to Philadelphia was supposed to take off airport police arrested one of the pilots on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol above legal limits. The flight was subsequently cancelled and passengers has to be booked onto alternate connections, likely incurring severe delays. Just a few […]

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Bonus miles with Alaska, AA, and United Airlines shopping portals

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping, American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping, and United Mileage Plus Shopping are all offering shopping portal bonuses starting today and valid for purchases through February 17, 2019. All three are running the same deal: Spend $200 by February 17, 2019 at 11:59pm ET, get 400 bonus miles. That’s an extra 2 miles per dollar if you spend exactly $200, so be sure to factor that in when comparing portals. Links to the offers (click the airline…

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American Airlines Just Released the Trendiest Amenity Kits We’ve Ever Seen

Written by Samantha Rosen @ The Points Guy

American Airlines thinks it serves the best burger in New York — and now, it’s trying to woo us all with its new amenity kits. Well, consider me woo’ed. The airline teamed up with brands such as This Is Ground, STATE and Athltetic Propulsion Labs; yes, APL, the sneaker company you keep seeing all over your Instagram …

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Airfare of the Day: JAL Japan Airlines/ American Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Los Angeles CA (LAX), United States to Bangkok (BKK), Thailand from $2,392 Round Trip

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Los Angeles and Bangkok. This fare allows routing via NRT on codeshare flights operated by Japan Airlines. 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: […]

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