Up to an 80% Bonus When You Buy AAdvantage Miles

Earning airline miles using the traditional method (actually flying) is just one option for growing 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 rewards programs. If these methods leave you…

Citi Tweaks Rules for Earning EQM Bonus on the AAdvantage Executive Card

American Airlines recently reorganized its credit card agreements, signing on with both Citi and Barclaycard. This hopefully will prove to be great for customers, as the two banks compete for the same market with high sign-up bonuses and excellent perks. For those looking for a fast-track to elite status, the options for making progress through…

Extend or Boost Your AAdvantage Elite Level for 2017

If you have American Airlines elite status for 2016 and haven’t re-qualified for 2017, you likely got an email yesterday offering to let you “extend your status through January 2018.” Or, if you’re just shy of qualifying for the next level of status, you probably received an offer to “boost” your status. Each AAdvantage member’s…

Leaked Details of ‘Next Flight Guarantee’ for American Airlines Concierge Key Members

If you’re interested in the latest, reliable details of what’s coming down the line in the AAdvantage program, there’s no better source than AA insider JonNYC. And over the weekend, he shared details on the carrier’s new Next Flight Guaranteed program for Concierge Key members. Name not ringing a bell? For years, Concierge Key has been an…

Up to a 100k Bonus When You Purchase AAdvantage Miles

Update 11/25/2016: American is offering an additional 20% bonus for Black Friday — meaning you can purchase miles today for 1.77 cents each. 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…

AA Mileage Earnings When Paying With Citi ThankYou Points & Cash

Back in August, we posted about how you’ll earn American Airlines award and elite miles when booking through the Citi travel portal. TPG reader Casey asked in the comments about how mileage earnings would be calculated when splitting the purchase between points and cash. So, we booked a flight to test it out. For my trip to Chicago for…

American Launching Premium Economy as a Class of Service on April 2

Update 11/5/16: AA has reached out to clarify the procedure for systemwide upgrades, explaining “For now, when Premium Economy goes into service, our customers will continue to upgrade from main cabin to business class. When we do have more to share, we will definitely reach out to you.” With five months to go until the launch of the premium economy…

Earn up to 50,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles for Travel to Australia and New Zealand

American Airlines periodically offers mileage bonuses to select destinations. For example, you can earn up to 30,000 bonus miles for flights to Europe this fall. Today, AA has launched a new promotion that caught our eye. Planning to head “down under” next year? If so, American Airlines wants to give you an extra incentive to…

Father and Son Trip to the Southwest — Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

AA Reduced Mileage Awards for October 2016 — January 2017

Along with priority boarding and a free checked bag, reduced mileage awards are one of the top perks of Citi-issued American Airlines co-branded cards. The reduced mileage award program is only valid for two months at a time, and there’s no guarantee of renewal. So, we always breathe a sigh of relief when we see another list posted….