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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?

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

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?

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

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 […]