Executive Platinum

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?

Athens & Paris For Dollars A Day. British Airways First and Business Class Lounges at Philadelphia Airport

The British Airways Galleries Club lounge is small but ample. You’ll find a first class and business class section to the lounge, and a quick peek here at both.

US Airways Domestic Upgrades Clearing Early? Way Early!

Many things with the American Airlines/US Airways merger have gone better than planned/feared.  Given the debacle that was the United/Continental merger (and residual effects today), it was fair to think that this one could be equally as bad.  But, things have gone really well. About the only “complaint” was the complimentary domestic upgrade procedures on both codeshare flights and for elites of one airline flying on the other airline.  Domestic upgrades were almost a sure thing for me over the last 7+ years as an Executive Platinum member.  Even though […]

$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….

I’m Still Executive Platinum. Are You?

I’ve been traveling overseas the past week, so I hadn’t gotten around to checking my status level with American Airlines.  I had written recently that I was pretty sure I’d wake up the first day of March and not be Executive Platinum for the first time in 6 or 7 years.  While American Airlines is in the middle of their merger with US Airways, they’ve been tackling the integration in many small phases. There were a handful of changes to be enacted on March 1st, including some tweaks to the domestic complimentary upgrade process.  On […]