American Premium Economy

Cancel American AAdvantage Awards Online

The current pandemic has really highlighted how outdated technology is at many airlines, especially for those looking to cancel tickets. At most airlines getting refunds for cancelled tickets requires a phone call, and getting through to an agent by…

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British Airways

How To Use The British Airways Award Search Tool

British Airways’ award search page used to be the place to go when searching for award space on oneworld airlines. Now that American lets you book most partner awards online, the BA search tool isn’t as vital as it once was. Despite this, the tool can…

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Japan Airlines First Class – 1

Japan Airlines Might Be Blocking First Class Awards

For now we'll have to mark this as "developing," though it sure looks like something may be up... Japan Airlines (JAL) first class is one of my favorite first class products in the world, in particular for the amazing food, drinks, service, and wifi.…

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Filed Under: Awards, Japan Airlines
Emirates New First Class – 18

How To Redeem Miles For Emirates’ New First Class

Let me start by saying that I'm writing about this not because this is necessarily the time to redeem miles for Emirates first class (given all the uncertainty, border closures, etc.), but rather because there's an exciting development to how Emirates…

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Filed Under: Awards, Emirates
Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 5

Sweet Spots: Redeeming Air Canada Aeroplan Miles On Etihad

Yesterday Air Canada Aeroplan and Etihad Guest launched a new partnership, opening up reciprocal mileage earning and redemption opportunities. I'd argue that by far the most interesting part of this new partnership is the ability to redeem Air Canada…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Awards
Royal Air Maroc New Business Class – 3

Royal Air Maroc Awards Now Bookable On AA.com

Royal Air Maroc joined the oneworld alliance as of April 2020, and it's now possible to redeem AAdvantage miles on Royal Air Maroc directly through aa.com. This is also exciting because it means that awards on all oneworld airlines can now be searched…

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Emirates A380 First Class – 2

Awesome: Emirates Skywards Hugely Reduces Award Fees

While Emirates is one of my favorite airlines to fly in first class, I've never been a fan of the Emirates Skywards program. That may slowly be changing... Emirates Skywards reduces award fees Historically Emirates Skywards has been a pretty lousy program…

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American 777 Business Class

New Workaround For Old American AAdvantage Award Search

It appears that American Airlines tried to get rid of their (superior) old award search tool once and for all, but there continues to be a workaround. As many people may already know, since last year American has had two different AAdvantage award search…

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Ana 777 Business Class – 36

Ouch: United MileagePlus Raises Partner Award Costs

Unbelievable. At a time when loyalty programs should be trying to woo customers, United Airlines is instead trying to push them away. A couple of days ago United MileagePlus quietly revealed plans to make it harder to earn status on partner airlines.…

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Filed Under: Awards, United
Royal Air Maroc New Business Class – 3

American AAdvantage Moves Morocco To Europe

This is great news for most people with American AAdvantage miles. At the beginning of the month, Royal Air Maroc formally joined oneworld, which was an exciting development. Obviously the announcement would have been more exciting if COVID-19 weren't…

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Etihad Business Class 787 – 4

Best Uses Of American Airlines AAdvantage Miles To/From The US

While most people aren't planning any travel immediately, this is a great time to think about strategies for earning points, so that you're ready to redeem for travel when the time is right. Beyond that, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with planning…

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American 777 First Class

American Airlines International First Class From 50K Miles

As I've said before, I don't think there's anything wrong with planning travel way in advance, given the deals that are available. However, if you're going to do so, go into it with the expectation that the trip may not materialize, as we don't know…

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United 787 Polaris – 29

United Airlines Now Waiving Award Redeposit Fees

Airlines have been all over the place when it comes to their policies for changing and cancelling tickets. For some airlines, finding a way to avoid ticket refunds has become a necessity in order to not run out of money. Among US airlines, United Airlines…

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Filed Under: Awards, United
Aer Lingus A321lr Business Class – 8

Wide Open: Aer Lingus Business Class Awards

If you're looking to take the whole family to Europe this summer, Aer Lingus has just released an incredible amount of business class award availability. In the past couple of days Aer Lingus has released an unreal amount of business class award availability…

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British Airways A350 Business Class – 2

British Airways Releases 100K Business Class Award Seats

One of the things that I appreciate about British Airways Executive Club is that they guarantee a certain amount of award availability on each flight. British Airways guarantees a minimum of two business class and four economy class award seats on all…

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Singapore A350 900ulr – 1

Amazing Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Award Sale

Singapore Airlines has just rolled out their latest monthly promo, which can be a great deal for anyone looking to redeem miles on Singapore Airlines. While these are always a good deal, this is one of the better lists we've seen in a while, which shouldn't…

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Filed Under: Awards, Singapore
American Business Class Seat

American Airlines’ Award Chart No Longer Reflects Reality

This is a post I've been meaning to write for a while, as this is a trend that has emerged over time. There's a trend among airlines to move towards dynamic award pricing. Among the "big three" US carriers, Delta SkyMiles has no doubt led the way here,…

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Cathay Pacific First Class 2

How To Redeem Miles For Cathay Pacific First Class

Back in the day Cathay Pacific used to be one of the most consistent airlines in the world when it came to releasing last minute first class award space. Unfortunately that has changed significantly over time, so in this post I wanted to take an in-depth…

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Filed Under: Advice, Awards
American A321 First Class – 3

Why Airlines Are Releasing Fewer Last Minute Award Seats

In general the best time to redeem miles for maximum value is either way in advance (when the schedule first opens) or close to departure (when airlines have unsold seats that they'll be unable to sell, so they make them available as awards). At least…

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American First Class 77w

American’s First & Business Class Web Special Awards

Earlier this year American introduced a new booking interface, though their rollout has been slow. This new interface has been especially bad for award tickets, as the calendar function with the new interface mostly hasn't been working properly. Recently…

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Air Tahiti Nui 787 Premium Economy

Redeem American Miles For Air Tahiti Nui Premium Economy

Historically the "big three" US airlines haven't let you redeem miles for premium economy on partner airlines. Presumably that's at least partly because in the past they haven't offered their own premium economy cabins, so they also didn't allow those…

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