Executive Platinum

American Airlines Still Surprises And Delights. Is It Enough?

I’ve been accused from time to time of being an AA apologist. I think that label is a bit harsh, but there’s no question I’ve spent many years as an AA fan. That’s harder nowadays, but every once in a while I hear a story that gives me hope. Here’s one….

American Is Now Selling Cheap Upgrades To Everyone. What’s Next?

American Airlines 787 Dreamliner

My father traveled quite a bit when I was younger. It was a fundamental part of his job, something he couldn’t avoid. It lead to some pretty cool family vacations, so we learned to deal with him being gone now and then.

He spent a bunch of time flying on TWA, and then American Airlines after AA acquired TWA out of bankruptcy. He had colleagues that traveled a lot more than him and received luxurious gifts like luggage and crystal for hitting milestones in the amount of flying they did with the various airlines.

Back then, my father recalls getting upgrades on virtually every TWA flight he flew, regardless of the destination. He can also remember when he transitioned to American Airlines that he would receive upgrades on flights to London even as a Gold member purchasing coach tickets.

3 Ways American Airlines Could Keep My Loyalty

Call it the “blah-ification” by a thousand cuts. That’s the case with the American Airlines AAdvantage program over the past couple of years. While there have been occasional positive changes, the negative tweaks have me trying to think logically.

American Airlines Rolling Out a Bunch Of (Semi) Expected Changes

We were expecting revenue-based earning to be announced by American Airlines at some point. It looks like we are getting a lot more announcements today than just that.

New American Airlines Partnership With Uber Is A GREAT Double Dip Opportunity!

If you’re going to play this game of miles and points, it’s essential to take advantage of double-dip opportunities. They come along less often than they used to, but this partnership between American Airlines and Uber will allow you to stack up the earnings for a few months.

Cheap Flights To Vegas and Europe And The FAA Wishes The Rams Were Staying In St. Louis

Today’s Best of the Rest features status matches to American Airlines Executive Platinum status, the FAA doesn’t like the Rams new stadium, false start before turning over a NewLeaf, cheap flights to Vegas and Europe…..

My 2015 Year In Flight

This is always one of my favorite posts of the year. It’s not because I’m telling you about where I traveled. It’s because I get to remember all the fantastic places we were able to visit.
Most trips I take have remarkable elements, especially those that I take with my family. My wife has a much better memory than I do, though. So, this exercise at the end of the year is my reminder of those memories we made.

American Airlines Announces New Zealand Service. Are New AAdvantage Policies A PLUS Here?

It’s got to be a positive when American Airlines keeps announcing new international service. First, there was Sydney. Then Haneda and now Aukland. I’ll hope there’s more, but I openly wonder how things shake out with what’s announced so far?

It Appears American Airlines Has Determined Their Changes To The AAdvantage Program In 2016

It’s been a crazy 36 hours or so of rumors about what American Airlines has planned for 2016. And, while some changes seem “real”, I have doubts about some others. There’s plenty here to believe, question and challenge. What’s your opinion?