Air Canada A320 Watermark

Updated: New Aeroplan, New Credit Cards

A new points program and approach to redemptions are all well and good, but most of us aren’t earning all those Aeroplan points with our butts in seats. Credit cards, even in Canada’s tight regulatory environment, are a critical part of the earn and…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Air Canada Aeroplan
Air Canada A320 Business Class – 29

Here Comes The New Aeroplan, Not Much Like The Old Aeroplan

After two years of talking about it, Air Canada finally unveiled its new frequent flyer program this morning and it’s called… Aeroplan. Market research with thousands of people showed the brand had huge value, so they’ve kept it, but make no mistake,…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Air Canada Aeroplan
Air Canada 777 300

Revealed: Aeroplan’s Spectacularly Unique New Award Chart

Air Canada has today revealed the full details of its new Aeroplan frequent flyer program, which launches November 8, 2020. In this post I'll be focusing specifically on Aeroplan's radically new approach to award pricing, which is unlike any other program…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Air Canada Aeroplan
Swiss Business Class 777 – 5

Buy United MileagePlus Miles With 100% Bonus

United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest promotion on purchased miles. Through 11:59PM CT on Thursday, August 27, 2020, United MileagePlus is offering a mystery bonus on purchased miles. Different accounts may be eligible for different…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, MileagePlus
Qatar Airways Qsuites A350 – 12

American Selling AAdvantage Miles With 100% Bonus

American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. At the beginning of the month American launched its latest such promotion, though something was a bit off with the pricing, making it look like American raised the cost to purchase miles.…

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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
Klm 787 Business Class – 16

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards Return

While we're a long ways from a return to normal in the travel industry, it's nice to see that at least one popular promotion is making a return, after being paused since March 2020. Historically one of the best uses of Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles…

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Filed Under: Awards, Flying Blue
Air France 777 Business Class

Buy Air France-KLM Flying Blue Miles With 100% Bonus

Air France-KLM's Flying Blue program has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased miles. Not only is it the best promotion we've ever seen from the program, but it's valid all the way through the end of the year. The Flying Blue program has…

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Filed Under: Flying Blue, FlyingBlue
Cathay Pacific 777 First Class – 41

Buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles With 50% Bonus

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favorite programs to buy miles from, both thanks to the frequency with which it sell miles, and what a good deal redemptions can be. Also keep in mind that Alaska is joining the oneworld alliance later this year…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Alaska Mileage Plan
Alila Ventana Big Sur – 97

Top Reasons To Open A Bask Savings Account

Bask Bank was introduced earlier this year, and it’s what I use as my primary savings account. Rather than earning interest, you can earn valuable American Airlines AAdvantage® miles at a compelling rate. While many people may not be traveling right…

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Filed Under: Airline Rewards, American AAdvantage
Lufthansa A380 First Class – 2

LifeMiles Offering Best-Ever 155% Bonus (Special OMAAT Promo)

LifeMiles is known for the excellent promotions they offer on purchased miles. They've had fewer promotions on purchased miles lately in light of circumstances. However, LifeMiles has just published their latest promotion, and it offers the lowest cost…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Great Deals
Etihad A380

Etihad Guest Selling Miles For Just 1.25 Cents Each

I write all the time about opportunities to buy miles with programs like Alaska Mileage Plan, American AAdvantage, and Avianca LifeMiles, though at the moment there's another airline loyalty program selling miles that some might find useful. While Etihad…

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Filed Under: Etihad, Etihad Guest
American 777 Business Class

BankDirect Ending AAdvantage Checking Program

I've had a BankDirect mileage-earning checking account for about as long as I've had a blog. It has been a stable place to keep my emergency fund savings, and even with the fees on the account, I was happy to earn AAdvantage miles for my account balance.…

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Filed Under: American AAdvantage, Great Deals
Lufthansa A330 Business Class – 1

Lufthansa Miles & More Changes Postponed To 2022

In November 2019 Lufthansa announced some massive changes to the Miles & More program. The changes were initially supposed to kick in as of 2021, though they have now been postponed to January 1, 2022. That means the current system will continue to apply…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa, Miles & More
Air Canada 777 300

Air Canada To Suspend All Transborder Service

After cutting its overseas flights and sharply limiting service within North America over the past month, Air Canada announced today that it will be halting all flights to and from the United States effective April 27. The move comes in response to an…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Air Canada Aeroplan
American 777 First Class – 4

Bask Bank Review: Earn Miles For Saving, Not Spending

In this post, I wanted to take an in-depth look at Bask Bank, which enables you to open a savings account and earn American Airlines AAdvantage® miles instead of interest. While it’s understandable that a lot of people don’t want to travel right now,…

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Filed Under: American AAdvantage, Great Deals
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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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
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
Delta A220 Watermark

Delta Pay With Miles: Everything You Need To Know

While Delta SkyMiles aren't my favorite mileage currency, one of the things I do appreciate about SkyMiles is that they have a higher "floor" value than American and United miles. That's to say that you can potentially "cash-out" SkyMiles towards the…

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Filed Under: Delta, Reward Programs
Delta Watermark A330

Earning Delta Status With Credit Card Spending

One of the things that make Delta credit cards unique is how they can be used to earn status. Delta lets you spend your way towards status, and in theory, you could even earn top tier status with Delta exclusively through credit card spending. There's…

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Filed Under: American Express, Delta
American 777 Business Class

BankDirect Starts Issuing 1099s For American Miles

BankDirect is a bank that has historically allowed you to earn American AAdvantage miles for the balance you keep in your checking account. Over the years the opportunities to earn American miles with BankDirect have become less lucrative, though. Originally…

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Filed Under: Airline Rewards, American AAdvantage
Delta Business Class A350 – 32

Delta’s Shocking Warning Letter To A Frequent Flyer

There's a letter making the rounds that Delta customer care allegedly sent to a frequent flyer. And the way it's written is kind of surprising. Here's the letter, in its entirety: Mr. Litt, This letter is being issued to express our concerns regarding…

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Filed Under: Delta, Reward Programs
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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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage