Award Travel Options to Israel Across All 3 Major Airline Alliances

Israel, home to three major world religions, is a destination on many travelers’ bucket lists — and for good reason. The country has lots to offer, from miles of sandy beaches and a nightlife scene in Tel Aviv that rivals New York City’s to countless UNESCO World Heritage sites and some of the best hummus…

Earn 50k Miles with the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard

The standard offer for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard is 30,000 AAdvantage miles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months, but currently a public offer can get you 20,000 more miles — though it does require spending a bit more. If you apply through this link and are approved, you’ll earn 50,000 AAdvantage…

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 and US Airways Merging Flight Operating Systems October 1

American Airlines is bracing itself for another significant merger milestone come October 1: merging flight operating systems (FOS) with US Airways. Should you expect delays? Though the merger was approved more than two years ago and US Airways flew its last flight last year, next month will see a major step forward in finally completing the…

Review: American Airlines Business Class (Airbus A319) Inaugural Flight from Miami to Cienfuegos, Cuba

TO THE POINT: American Airlines launched service from Miami to Cienfuegos on September 7, making it one of the first flights to Cuba from the US in more than 50 years. The pros: a short and sweet ride aboard an Airbus A319 and all the excitement of being on an inaugural trip. The cons: no meal service…

AA Replacing Angle-Flat Business Class Seats on Transatlantic 757s

Update: We’ve updated this post to include photos of the actual 757 seats provided by American Airlines. AA has confirmed that it will be updating a total of 24 Boeing 757s between now and the end of 2017. In an overdue move, American Airlines is finally retrofitting its old 757s used on some transatlantic flights —…

9 Surprising American Airlines Routes You May Not Know About

Feeling adventurous and have some AAdvantage award miles to spare? From the Amazon Jungle to Scotland’s largest city, here are the nine of the most interesting — and unexpected — routes you can fly on American Airlines. 1. Los Angeles to Auckland (LAX–AKL) American Airlines just began nonstop service from LA to Auckland earlier this year, becoming the first US…

Earn up to 30,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on Travel to Asia

American Airlines is currently offering a mileage bonus on travel to Asia — up to 30,000 bonus AAdvantage miles when you take two round-trip flights. While it’s certainly not an offer you should go out of your way to take advantage of and there are a fair amount of restrictions, it could be worth signing up for…

Several Airlines Detail Havana Routes and Inaugural Flight Dates

Update 9/28/16: It appears that American Airlines will beat United to Havana by one day, with nonstop service from Miami launching November 28. Additionally, Alaska Airlines has confirmed that it will launch daily service from Los Angeles to Havana on January 5, 2017, with the following schedule: Update 2: You can now redeem United miles…

Airline Loyalty Programs for Small Businesses

For many business travelers, their company makes the decision to purchase tickets from one airline over another — so why not reward the company making the decision, in addition to awarding the traveler with frequent flyer miles? That’s the idea behind the small-business rewards programs operated by several airlines. In today’s post, I want to take a closer look…