Last week, Seth at the Wandering Aramean posted "A better AAdvantage award to Africa," where he discussed getting around American's award routing rule restriction to Africa by using Qatar Airways. American Airlines usually only allows travelers to transit Europe on the way to Africa, which can be frustrating since the only option for many destinations is British Airways, and that invokes hundreds of dollars in fuel … [Read more...]
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The best way to currently earn American Airlines miles is by signing up for the Citi Executive AAdvantage card with a 100,000-mile bonus. It has a $450 fee (really $250 since you get a $200 statement credit) and requires $10,000 of spending (which may be tough now that CVS will stop selling Vanilla Reloads with credit cards). But many of us also have other flavors of Citi AAdvantage cards - I also hold the Citi … [Read more...]
I provided some support for the institution of elite qualifying dollars a few weeks ago, arguing that -- independent of any revenue objective on the airline’s part -- they encourage the customer to focus on booking an itinerary that meets his or her ideal conditions for comfort, convenience, and service. Rather than focus on absurd routings or upgrade strategies, customers who pay for the trip they want are more … [Read more...]
Posted by RJNYC and Maxwell Smart on FlyerTalk, it appears that American Airlines is making another push to attract converts from other carriers to its own AAdvantage loyalty program. Multiple individuals have received unsolicited emails offering Platinum or Gold status after meeting some pretty easy requirements. They even come with some 500-mile upgrade instruments! AAdvantage Gold Offer AAdvantage Gold status … [Read more...]