US Airways Mastercard End Date Announced

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There's been much speculation over the last few months, but today Barclays is finally sending out e-mails with official dates for the conversion of their current US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCards to new AAdvantage Aviator cards.  According to the e-mail, current cardmembers will receive new cards in the mail between April 1st and July 15th. Almost everyone has assumed this changeover … [Read more...]

My #30kToNowhere Mileage Run Cost Only 3.99 CPM… Or Did It?

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From the desk of the Devil's Advocate…The flights have been flown, the cheap lounge liquors imbibed, the snarky tweets tweeted, and after 24 flights over a period of 84 days, it is official. I am somebody. OK, so I'm only somebody when I'm on US Airways. But it's better than nothing. Most of you already know about the #30kToNowhere challenge, which I wrote about a few weeks ago in … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget to Link Your American and US Airways Accounts

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Remember that in changes announced for the American AAdvantage program in 2015, miles will eventually be combined between your US Airways and American Airlines frequent flyer accounts. This process is expected to occur sometime in the second quarter -- and we're already halfway through Q1. I just got an account update from US Airways, so it was easy to grab my Dividend Miles number and link … [Read more...]

Are You Eligible? Free American Airlines Executive Platinum Fast Track!

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I recently got an email from American Airlines offering a free fast track opportunity for Gold, Platinum and Executive Platinum Status. Currently, you can call American and ask for a challenge to a certain status level given that you have status with another airline. Generally, it is very hard to get them to grant an Executive Platinum challenge as they just go up to Platinum usually. Not only … [Read more...]

Get a Refund When Your Fare Drops

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Saving money on travel involves two key challenges: finding a deal in the first place and keeping tabs on your reservations even after you've booked. Hotels and car rentals are great opportunities to save money because they tend to have extremely flexible cancellation policies -- as long as you didn't pre-pay. That enables you to cancel and rebook at a lower rate. I've saved hundreds of dollars on … [Read more...]

American Airlines AAdvantage Changes for 2015

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American Airlines released information about their 2015 AAdvantage program, including details about the merger with Dividend Miles.  Scott already posted the changes for people coming from the US Airways side, so I’ll be going over changes coming from the American Airlines side. The Best Upgrade System Has Somehow Become Even Better The new system for American-operate flights builds upon the … [Read more...]

What the New American AAdvantage Means for US Airways

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American Airlines finally announced its plans for combining the loyalty programs of both merger partners: American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles. The "changes" are heavily in favor of the existing AAdvantage program, and that's what makes it a little unusual. I was expecting some kind of ugly mess as they took pieces of each program -- sort of like how United and Continental … [Read more...]