Last Day to Use AA Miles for Hawaiian Air Flights from the US

As we reported previously, starting tomorrow, AAdvantage members will no longer be able to book awards between Hawaii and the continental US on Hawaiian Airlines. So today’s the day if you want to book that trip; you can book travel through next summer, but your flights must be ticketed today. That being said, this is just…

Football Frenzy — 32 Teams in 60 Days on Points and Miles

Love football as much as you love a good award redemption? TPG Contributor J. Keith van Straaten understands. Here’s his way to see a whole lot of football for not that many points and miles. (As of this writing, all flights listed below have availability — and all stadium photos are used courtesy of the individual stadiums.) If you can get a couple months…

Earning and Redeeming AAdvantage Miles on Non-Alliance Partners

I’m a huge fan of American Airlines and the AAdvantage program, and while I’ve written previously about using my miles for awards on oneworld partners like Japan Airlines, there are plenty of other options. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains which carriers you can lean on to earn miles and elite status outside…

What’s the Best Card for Earning AAdvantage Miles?

TPG reader Michel tweeted me to ask about the best credit for earning American Airlines miles: @thepointsguy — “Which card is better to earn AAdvantage miles: Barclaycard Aviator Silver or Starwood Amex? (I don’t fly enough to earn Elite status.)” As with many cards, it depends on how you spend your money. The Barclaycard Aviator Silver earns 3 AAdvantage miles…

A Trip to Maui and the Big Island on Points and Miles

Hawaii is only a five-hour plane ride from the West Coast, and with so many flight and hotel options, the destination is an all-you-can-book buffet of points and miles. For those of you interested in planning your own trip to Hawaii, TPG Contributor William Morse shares how he booked a luxury trip to Maui and the Big Island almost…

Thursday Giveaway: $500 American Airlines Gift Card

For this week’s Thursday Giveaway, we have a $500 American Airlines gift card in celebration of the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard’s recently increased sign-up bonus of 75,000 AAdvantage bonus miles, as well as American Airline’s cheap fares earlier this week. Additionally, American Airlines recently announced a transpacific partnership with Qantas that will include a new daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles LAX to Sydney starting in…

FoundersCard Launches New AAdvantage Elite Status Challenge

The membership-based FoundersCard just launched an exclusive new status challenge with American Airlines, putting cardholders on the fast track to earning AAdvantage Platinum status. To complete the challenge, members will need to earn 10,000 elite-qualifying points during a 3-month trial period beginning in August. Those who meet the requirements will earn status not only for the remainder of this year,…

Round-the-World Wedding — a TPG 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 made possible by points…

How to Use 82,500 AA Miles from the Citi Executive Card

I like to have a plan for my points and miles, so whenever I’m contemplating a big credit card sign-up bonus, I try to think about how I would use it. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explores some lucrative award travel options for anyone considering the current offer for Citi’s premium AAdvantage card. Last week, Citi announced…

Carlson and AAdvantage Bonuses, Summer Travel Cards and More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Club Carlson Launches Online Booking Bonus Club Carlson is giving members the opportunity to earn 2,000 Gold Points per night for reservations made through the Club Carlson website, mobile app or any Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group website at the more than…