Tag Archive: American Airlines (AA)

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® Review (2024.5 Update: 75k Offer)

Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® (Citi AA) Review 2024.5 Update: The 75k offer link was dead but then FM found a special link that still works. 2024.3 Update: The 75k offer is back now! You can get 75,000 AA miles after spending $3500 in 4 months. This is the best offer in recent years. 2023.6 Update: The 75k offer…
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Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® Review (2024.5 Update: 100k Offer)

Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® (Citi AA Exe) Review 2024.5 Update: The 100k offer has come back. 2023.9 Update: The 100k offer is expired. The current offer is 75k. 2023.7 Update: The new offer is 100k. There are also a lot of changes: Annual fee is increased from $450 to $595. Earn 4x AA Miles on AA (2x…
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CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® Review (2024.4 Update: 75k Offer Is Back!)

CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® Review 2024.4 Update: 75k public offer is back. Requires $5000 spend within 5 months of account opening. 2024.1 Update: The 75k offer is expired. The current offer is 65k. Application Link CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® Benefits 75k Offer: earn 75,000 AAdvantage Miles after spending $5,000 in first 5 months. This is…
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Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red Credit Card Review (2024.2 Update: 60k Offer)

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® Review 2024.2 Update: The 75k offer is expired. The current offer is 60k. 2023.9 Update: The new offer is 75k. 2023.6 Update: The new offer is 70k+first year annual fee NOT waived. Application Link Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red Benefits 60k offer: earn 60,000 AAdvantage Miles after the first purchase within the first 90 days. The recent best…
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Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Business Credit Card Review (2024.2 Update: No Available Link For Now)

AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard® Review 2024.2 Update: There is no available link for this card now. Maybe this card is discontinued? Maybe the link will come back in a few days? 2023.5 Update: The offer is lowered to 75k now. 2022.10 Update: The 80k+$95 offer is back. Application Link Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Business Benefits 75k offer: earn 50,000 AAdvantage Miles after spending…
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Incredible: First Class to Hong Kong for 61,000 AA miles (with Web Special pricing)!

In early December American Airlines extended its “Web Special” pricing from Economy to Business and First Class. We have seen reports of some marginally discounted domestic first class award, but wonder if similar discounts will ever apply to international premium cabins—the crown jewel of mileage redemption—until now. This morning we spotted that AA has released a substantial amount of saver…
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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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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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