American 737 First Class

Fascinating Statistics About American Airlines Upgrades

I'm not sure how exactly he got this info, but @xJonNYC shares some very interesting statistics about upgrades on American Airlines. According to him, when it comes to American Airlines upgrades: -- 75% of upgrades are 500 mile upgrades (this includes…

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American 787 Business Class – 3

Will American Airlines Extend Systemwide Upgrades In 2019?

American Executive Platinum members receive four systemwide upgrades every year when they qualify for status. These systemwide upgrades are issued when you earn the status, and expire at the end of January of the year where your status expires. Personally…

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American 737 Max Business Class – 2

American Airlines’ New Policy To Reduce Bump Compensation

American Airlines is changing the procedure with which they bump passengers. We're talking specifically about those who agree to be bumped (in exchange for travel vouchers), which is called voluntary deny boarding. This is one of those ideas that probably…

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American Admirals Club Miami – 18

Review: American Admirals Club Miami Airport

After checking out the Turkish Airlines Lounge Miami this morning, I figured I might as well knock out another review. In this post I wanted to review one of the Admirals Clubs in Miami, which I visit constantly, but haven't yet written about. American…

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American Eagle

Video: American Eagle Plane Skids Off O’Hare Runway

American Eagle is in the news once again. Several days ago an American Eagle Embraer 175 (operated by Republic) lost control on takeoff from Atlanta, and today an American Eagle Embraer 145 (operated by Envoy) skidded off the runway at Chicago O'Hare.…

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American Eagle

ATC Audio: American Eagle Jet Loses Control

I first read about this story a couple of days ago, though it wasn't until I listened to the ATC audio that I truly realized how severe this situation was. On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, a Republic Airways Embraer 175 operating a flight on behalf of…

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Etihad Business Class 787 – 3

Why American Removed Most Etihad & Qatar Awards From Website

American Airlines has been doing a good job lately with adding partner airline award options to aa.com. This makes it easier for the average member to redeem American miles, since they can see all the options available to them with a single search. If…

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American A321 First Class – 3

Buy Up To American Airlines Elite Status For 2020

It’s approaching the end of the year, which means it’s a good time to start looking at your elite mileage balances, deciding which status levels you want to go for, and how you want to earn them. It's pretty normal for airlines to offer buy-up promotions…

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Qatar Airways Qsuites A350 – 41

American’s New Promotion On Purchased Miles

American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. Yesterday their last promotion on purchased miles ended, and today their new promotion on purchased miles launched. While we saw some great American promos on purchased miles over the…

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American Admirals Club Narita – 5

New American & United Lounge Restrictions Kick In Today

If you're a member of the American Admirals Club or United Club, then it's worth being aware of new restrictions that kick in for visits as of today. These were announced late last year, so we had about a year of notice... As of today (November 1, 2019):…

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United 777

New Holiday Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spend. The number of bonus…

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Filed Under: Alaska, American
New Zealand

WOW: American Announces Two New Routes To New Zealand

American Airlines has just announced two very cool new seasonal routes to New Zealand, which complement their existing seasonal flight from Los Angeles to Auckland. Here are the details of these new routes: American Airlines will be launching a new seasonal…

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Qsuites A350 1000

6 Reasons To Get The CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card

American Airlines and Citi have introduced a new limited time welcome bonus on the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®. In this post I wanted to share six reasons you should consider applying for this card, assuming you don't…

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Filed Under: American, Citi
American Admirals Club Sao Paulo – 10

Citi AAdvantage Executive Card Review (2019)

Co-branded credit cards are big businesses for airlines, and in many cases a majority of their profits actually come from frequent flyer programs, and the lucrative arrangements they have with banks. When thinking of premium credit cards (let's say those…

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Filed Under: American, Citi
Admirals Club Lax – 7

Citi AAdvantage Executive Card NOT Adding Authorized User Fee

Earlier Citi updated their website to indicate that a change would be made to one of my favorite cards that they issue, though fortunately it looks like that was a mistake. I'll still share below what we believed was happening. Historically I've considered…

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United 787 Polaris – 2

What I Like Least About American, Delta, And United

There's no denying that the "big three" US carriers aren't always popular with consumers. In the past I've written posts dedicated to what I think American, Delta, and United actually do well. After all, there's no perfect airline, and they all have…

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Filed Under: American, Delta
American A321

American A321 Still Grounded Six Months After “Incident”

In mid-April I wrote about a pretty terrifying incident that happened on an American Airlines flight bound from New York to Los Angeles. The flight was operated by one of American's special A321T aircraft in a premium heavy configuration, featuring just…

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