Tag Archive: American Airlines (AA)

CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Credit Card Review (2019.10 Update: 75k Offer)

CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard Review 2019.10 Update: The 75k offer is back. This is the highest historical offer, so if you need AA miles this is a good time to apply. Application Link CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select Benefits 75k Offer: earn 75,000 AAdvantage Miles after spending $5,000 in first 5 months. This is the best historical offer on this card….
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Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red Credit Card Review (2019.9 Update: 60k Offer & First Year Annual Fee Waived)

Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard Review [2019.9 Update]: There is a new offer for 60k AA miles with the annual fee waived in the first year. This offer does not include a companion certificate, which is our opinion is a good trade off for the waived annual fee. The offer ends on 2019.10.31. HT: reddit. This offer is supposed to be…
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Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Business Credit Card Review (2019.3 Update: 60k Offer)

Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Business MasterCard Review 2019.5 Update: There’s a 75k best ever offer now. Application Link Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Business Benefits 75k offer: earn 65,000 AAdvantage Miles after spending $1,000 within the first 90 days, and earn additional 10,000 AAdvantage Miles when a purchase is made on an employee card!  5% AAdvantage mileage bonus earned every year after your account anniversary date based…
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Citi AAdvantage Platinum Credit Card Review (2019.6 Update: 60k Offer)

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard (Citi AA) Review 2019.6 Update: The 65k offer is expired. The current offer is 60k. 2019.5 Update: The 10% redeemed miles back benefit is gone today officially. At the same time this benefit is removed on Barclaycard AA card as well. 2019.4 Update: The new offer is 65k. HT: FM. Don’t forget to try to…
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China Southern Flights Now Redeemable with AAdvantage Miles

Starting from today, you can redeem your AAdvantage Miles towards flights operated by China Southern (CZ). At the same time, you could also earn redeemable miles on all CZ-operated and -coded flight, with an earning rate outlined below. Understandably, the accrual rate is pretty bad on some heavily discounted cabin, and you should also be aware that it will NOT…
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Let’s face it: Airlines don’t want your loyalty anymore

Today it was announced that American Airlines is going to raise the revenue requirements for Executive Platinum. At American, it used to be the case that you need to spend $12,000 Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQD) to earn the Executive Platinum status. Now the EQD threshold has increased to $15,000, representing a 25% hike. This move actually mirrored what United has done…
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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 (2019.6 Update: 50k Offer)

Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard (Citi AA Exe) Review Application Link Citi AAdvantage Executive Benefits 50k Offer: earn 50,000 AA Miles after spending $5,000 in first 3 months. The highest offer in the past few years was 100k, but we don’t know if that offer will be available in the near future. We value AA Miles at 1.6 cents/point (Airline…
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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