American Airlines Handing out Junior Aviator Logbooks to Young Travelers

For many, flying with children is an overwhelming experience. Even though I’ve done it nearly 30 times with my two-year-old and six times with both my two-year-old and 12-week-old, it doesn’t get easier. That’s why it really makes a difference when an airline goes above and beyond to make flying with children a bit more fun. Last…

The Cheapest Award Flights for Intracontinental Travel

When headed on an international award trip, most of us book the over-water segments segments first. This often leaves booking intra-destination flights at the bottom of our to-do list, and can result in making poor choices in using miles for flights within a foreign continent. With the ongoing trend of airlines eliminating stopovers and open jaws from award tickets,…

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…

Earning a Sign-Up Bonus Quickly — 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…

Deal Alert: New York to Chicago From $86 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…

Earn American Airlines Elite-Qualifying Dollars With Credit Card Spend

For many leisure travelers, the elite-qualifying dollar requirements Delta and United implemented in 2014 have made it much more challenging to earn elite status — even for flyers who still manage to fly many tens of thousands of miles a year. Fortunately for AA elites, American Airlines was a bit late to the party — its EQD requirement…

American Boosts Upgrade Priority for Concierge Key Members

Like Delta and United, American Airlines offers an uber-elite tier for its most valuable flyers, called Concierge Key. However, while United Global Services offers tremendous benefits like enhanced award availability and much-improved confirmed upgrades, Delta 360 and AA’s equivalent have been a bit light on perks. Concierge Key isn’t easy to earn, so it’s no…

Flight Review: American Airlines (A321T) Business Class from Boston to New York

It’s usually pretty tough for college students like me to travel, mostly because of financial and time constraints. However, after experiencing American Airlines’ A321T business-class product earlier this summer, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to fly in that same lie-flat seat again — and this time for just under $39. Booking Several airlines routinely fly internationally configured…

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…

Those Over-the-Top Safety Videos May Be Causing Passengers to Miss the “Safety” Part Altogether

In September, the “wacky airline video” trend claimed yet another victim when American Airlines debuted a perfectly choreographed in-flight safety video (which you can see below) to accompany the carrier’s spiffy new Cole Haan-designed uniforms, donned by more than 70,000 airline employees. As with the uniforms, reviews of the new safety video were also mixed….