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CHEAP TICKETS! Under $400 Round-Trip to Europe From Lots of Cities

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Fare sales like this don’t come along often. Lots and lots of cities available. If you’re thinking of booking, it might be worth taking advantage of the ability to cancel within 24 hours while you think about it.

ACT QUICKLY! Award Seats To/From Europe With No Fuel Surcharges

ETA:  I put a few of these on hold and even though they show a Business Saver award, the cabin says “Economy”.  Beware before ticketing.  Not sure how this will work out. The toughest part about getting to and from Europe as an American Airlines elite member who lives on the east coast is fuel surcharges on British Airways.  There’s reasonable availability for business class travel for my family, but the fuel surcharges make it much more expensive.  That’s the positive and negative of oneworld availability. US Airways has flights […]

American Airlines Adds Service Between Miami and Milan

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for American Airlines’ new service between Miami and Milan.  This one strikes me as a bit odd. It’s being serviced by a 767-300, and the flight times are reasonable.  The Miami departure is at 5:55pm and arrives in Milan at 9:35 in the morning the following day.  Milan to Miami is an 11:25am departure and a 4:40pm arrival.  Not a ton of time for the plane to be on the ground in Miami, but probably not an issue. The press releases about this new route […]

A Small Plus:Earn And Burn On Iberia Express For AA Customers

American Airlines and Iberia Express announced a code-sharing agreement this week. Not monumental, since AA already has an agreement with the larger Iberia Airlines.  And, while I wouldn’t want to collect Avios (the former currency of just British Airways and now joint currency of both airlines), using Madrid as a transfer point to get to other places in Europe can save some pretty staggering landing fees for premium awards in London. And, Iberia Express doesn’t have a ton of flights although a few interesting cities like Amsterdam and Naples (looks […]