Tag Archive: American Airlines (AA)

Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Business Credit Card Review (2018.8 Update: 60k Offer!)

Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Business MasterCard Review 2018.8 Update: The new offer is 60k! HT: reddit. 2018.4 Update: The new offer is 50k! Application Link Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Business Benefits 60k offer: earn 60,000 AAdvantage Miles after the first purchase within the first 90 days!  5% AAdvantage mileage bonus earned every year after your account anniversary date based on the total number of miles earned using…
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Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red Credit Card Review (2018.2 Update: 60k offer is back!)

Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard Review 2018.8 Update: 60k offer is available again! HT: DoC Application Link Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red Benefits 60k offer: earn 60,000 AAdvantage Miles after the first purchase within the first 90 days. 10% of your redeemed miles back. 10,000 miles maximum per calendar year. We value AA Miles at 1.6 cents/point (Airline Miles Value), but you will earn 10%…
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Citi AAdvantage Platinum Credit Card Review (2018.7 Update: 60k Offer)

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard (Citi AA) Review 2018.7 Update: The previous 50k+$200 offer is now expired. The current best offer is 60k. It is still possible to get matched to 75k. 2018.2 Update: Data points from our readers and DoC show that, you may be able to get matched to 75k offer if you applied recently! No harm…
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CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Credit Card Review (2018.5 Update: 70k Offer)

CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard Review 2018.5 Update: The new offer is 70k. 2018.2 Update: Data points from DoC show that, you may be able to get matched to 75k offer if you applied recently! No harm to try, just send a secure message and ask for it! Application Link CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select Benefits 70k Offer: earn 70,000 AAdvantage Miles…
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My AA Executive Platinum Status Expired, and I’m Happy

Since American Airlines decided go revenue-based and introduced Elite Qualifying Miles last year, many AA loyalists feel betrayed and don’t bother re-qualifying anymore (well, unless your corporate contract forces you to fly AA). As an half academic flyer/half leisure traveler, I don’t necessarily feel betrayed. Nonetheless, AA no longer appears appealing to me. In addition to changes in Elite Qualification,…
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How to Retroactively Request Airline Mileage Credit

This is an introduction to how to retroactively request mileage credit on the major U.S. airlines. There are a variety of reasons one might want to retroactively request mileage credit. For instance: The miles from a flight you took do not appear in your frequent flyer account after a certain period of time (varies by airline, as described below). You…
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Citi AAdvantage Gold Credit Card Review (Discontinued)

Citi AAdvantage Gold MasterCard Review 2018.7 Update: It seems this card is discontinued. Application Link This card no longer accepts new applications. If you are lucky to have this legacy credit card, you can still enjoy its original benefits. Benefits Earn 25,000 AAdvantage Miles after spending $750 in first 3 months. We value AA Miles at 1.6 cents/point (Airline Miles Value),…
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Citi AAdvantage Executive Credit Card Review (2017.7 Update: 75k Offer)

Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard (Citi AA Exe) Review 2017.7 Update: There’s a 75k offer. HT: DoC. Note that you can only get ONE sign-up bonus among the Citi AA cards in 24 months. Although the sign-up bonus is the highest among the Citi AA cards, its first year annual fee $450 is not waived. So we recommend Citi…
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American Airlines Award Availability – A Warning

Introduction American Airlines (AA) miles used to be one of the most sought after currencies for frequent fliers looking for outsized value when traveling on AA metal, both domestically and abroad. When AA completed their merger with US Airways in 2015, Saver award availability suddenly became scarce. With a few exceptions (flights to/from Asia), award availability remains relatively dismal. We recently told you about a 25%…
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Detailed Redemption Rules for American Airline (AA) Miles

We have posted an article before: A Beginner’s Guide to American Airline (AA) Miles, to give you a brief introduction to American Airline Miles, including how to earn AA miles and how to use miles for free air ticket (mainly focus on using miles for Sino-US air ticket). In this post, we will elaborate the specific rules of the AA…
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Barclaycard US Airways Credit Card Review (Discontinued)

US Airways World Premier MasterCard Review Application Link This card no longer accepts new applications. Existing cards have been converted to AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard (also do not accept application). If you are interested in American Airlines credit card, or US Airway (now part of American Airline) credit card, our recommendation is Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard. Recommended Downgrade Options AAdvantage Aviator MasterCard