Save 10% and Get up to a 42,500-Mile Bonus When Buying AA Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one way to add to your account balance. While it’s increasingly harder to earn miles from flying, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying — whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. If these methods leave you…

American Updates How It Sells Tickets on AA.com

It’s been a while since American Airlines last redesigned its website. However, after big changes to its mileage program and Basic Economy fares reportedly launching this year, the carrier needed to refresh how it sells flights online — and you’ll see the difference the next time you head to AA.com. Overall, the changes look cleaner: The search process and viewing the…

Earn up to 30,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles for Flights to Europe

Last week, British Airways announced its fall promo: triple Avios for transatlantic flights through December 11. Today, American Airlines countered with its own promotion. Now through December 11, 2016, you can earn up to 30,000 bonus AAdvantage miles when you fly between North America and Europe on American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia or OpenSkies. Flights must be booked using mileage-accruing fares (no,…

American Airlines Now Selling One-Way Flights to Cuba

Update: American Airlines has updated its policy to now allow award flights to originate in Cuba. This means that you can now book a one-way paid fare down to Cuba and a one-way award flight back. Last night, American Airlines dropped the regulations requiring round-trip flights for travel to Cuba. Previously, both award and paid…

American Adds Higher-Rate AAnytime Award Levels to Certain Routes

Update: AA reached out to clarify that the airline has increased the redemption rates within its existing award levels — technically, these are the same levels that were first referenced in April 2014. Of course, the end result here remains unchanged — you’ll need to redeem many more miles for some awards as American Airlines increases…

My 5 Travel Essentials: Celebrity Chef Daniel Rose

Chef Daniel Rose grew up outside Chicago, but made his name as a chef cooking in Paris, where he owns the game-changing restaurant, Spring, as well as bistros La Bourse et La Vie and the soon-to-open Chez La Vieille. This year he logged tens of thousands of American AAdvantage miles flying back and forth between Paris…

How AA Awards Miles When Booking with Citi ThankYou Points or Through Portals

With American Airlines’ recent switched to a revenue-based system for awarding redeemable miles, many travelers will be seeing lower rewards balances. However, as TPG Contributor JT Genter explains, using Citi ThankYou points to book certain flights could be a good option, as AA seems to be awarding miles for these bookings according to a different…

AA Reduced Mileage Awards for August-November 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi/AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard American Airlines and Citi currently offer reduced mileage awards — the latest iteration of which allows you to book discounted travel now through November 2016. Note that the airports for August-September previously covered aren’t necessarily still available. Discounted award flights to/from the airports on this list…

Up to 85,000 Bonus Miles When You Purchase AAdvantage Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one way to add to your account balance. While it’s increasingly harder to earn miles from flying, airlines make it relatively easy to accrue miles without flying — whether through top credit card offers or by utilizing shopping portals and dining reward programs. If these methods leave you…

The New Way You’ll Earn AAdvantage Award Miles on AA’s Partners

Now that American’s AAdvantage program has made the switch to a revenue-based earning structure, the way you’ll earn both redeemable and elite-qualifying miles on partner carriers has changed quite a bit. Below, TPG Contributor JT Genter explains the new calculations you’ll need to keep in mind. Yesterday marked the end of an era: The American…