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

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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

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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?

$10 Free From Amazon And United Doing Good. The Best of The Rest For Saturday, June 27th, 2015

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The Best of the Rest includes United Airlines doing good, $10 free from Amazon, the life of a stowaway and a great story of someone who truly enjoys flying. Read more….

American Airlines Changes: Should I Risk My EXP Status?

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I was pretty pumped when American Airlines made an announcement earlier this week about their 2015 program.  In case you missed it, you can see my post about it here.  A quick summary: Domestic upgrades stay mostly the same for American elites, with the exception that upgrades on flights less than 500 miles are now free. The American Airlines program will maintain 3 levels (Gold, Platinum and Executive Platinum) with virtually the same qualifications as before, with the exception of needing 120 segments to get to Executive Platinum. No changes to […]

Hitting 3 Million Lifetime Miles On American Airlines

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Apologies for the lack of posts over the past few days.  I had minor surgery on my elbow Wednesday, so I’m typing one-handed with my left hand (and I’m a righty).  Someone with more free time might have gotten a bunch of posts written ahead of time.  That would have been smart, but alas, that’s not what happened. I’m away from home for the day which means I also can’t complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Randy Petersen until tomorrow when I have the big goofy plastic cover to […]

Top 10 List Of Things I Would Change In The Travel World, Part 2

In the midst of all my travel, there are things that pop up repeatedly that I wish I could change.  Part 1 of my wish list included things like fuel surcharges on British Airways award flights, United’s nasty new partner redemption amounts and the lack of redemption opportunities for Starwood’s new suite night awards.  There were some great comments from readers voicing their own “wishes”, and now I’ve got my final 5 changes I wish I could make. 6.  I wish United would remove the fare restrictions on their systemwide […]