Official US Airways Oneworld Join Date – March 31, 2014

December 9, 2013

A couple weeks ago there was speculation that US Airways would leave Star Alliance March 1, 2014 and would join Oneworld as early as April, but now we’ve got official confirmation from Oneworld that US Airways will join American’s alliance on March 31, 2014. Here’s what the official release says: US Airways will join oneworld® […]

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Saturday Recap: Double Points At Enterprise, Double Asia Miles With Qatar, Alaska Fares Discounts and More

December 7, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Double Points At Enterprise Rent-A-Car With “Plus Your Points” Promotion: Now through March 31, 2014, Enterprise Plus members can earn double points (2X per $1) on rentals as well as additional bonuses like 20 points just for registering for the promotion. […]

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Saturday Recap: Sri Lankan Airlines Joins Oneworld Alliance, Get Bonus Avios With Avis Car Rental, Earn A Free Night Stay At A Wyndam Hotel, Wine Tasting With Alaska Airlines And More

November 2, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Sri Lankan Airlines To Join Oneworld Alliance In April 2014: Sri Lankan Airlines announced this week that they will become a member of the Oneworld Alliance in April 2o14. Sri Lankan already maintains a code-sharing partnership with another Oneworld member, Malaysia Airlines, […]

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Qatar Officially Joins the Oneworld Alliance Today

October 30, 2013

After first cementing mileage earning and redeeming partnerships with British Airways and then American Airlines, Qatar Airways officially joined Oneworld today, October 30, 2013. To celebrate American is offering double miles on Qatar flights from November 15, 2013 and December 19, 2013, and between January 6, 2014 and January 31, 2014. All in all, this is […]

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LAN Colombia Officially Joins Oneworld – Limited Time LANPass Visa 40K Bonus

October 9, 2013

LAN is an interesting airline – it’s sort of like a hodgepodge network of airlines operating out of various South American countries that all fall under the LAN umbrella including LAN Chile, LAN Peru and LAN Colombia and soon TAM, the Brazil-based carrier that LAN took over. While they’re all pretty integrated, there are still […]

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Qatar Airways Officially Joins Oneworld October 30, 2013

September 9, 2013

Last October, Qatar Airways announced it expected to join Oneworld in October 2013 sometime. While the airline has a codesharing agreement with American Airlines already, and last week, Qatar and British Airways announced reciprocal frequent flyer mileage earning would begin September 2, there was still no exact date for Qatar’s official Oneworld join date. Well, […]

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Qatar and British Airways Announce Reciprocal Frequent Flyer Benefits – Redemptions (Hopefully) Coming Soon

September 3, 2013

Back in October 2012, Oneworld announced that it had invited Qatar Airways to join the alliance, and the airline originally set a date around the first quarter of 2014 for its entry date into Oneworld. However, the transition into the alliance has been going faster than expected, with the establishment of new codeshares including several […]

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Video SRQ: Transferring Membership Rewards Points To Maximize A Bonus Without a Redemption in Mind

May 12, 2013

TPG reader Joe is intrigued by the current Amex 35% transfer bonus to British Airways which expires June 7: “Would it be smart to transfer points to British Airways Avios from American Express Membership Rewards with the current bonus if you don’t have a redemption in mind? I was going to transfer some anyway to […]

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American Launches Award Map Feature; Tells You Where You Can Go With Your Miles

March 19, 2013

Have you ever wanted to get away – to anywhere warm…or maybe anywhere in Europe for a long weekend, but didn’t have the time to conduct award searches for every single route? I often get travel urges to burn miles and travel after reading trip reports and seeing people’s pictures on Facebook. As a spontaneous […]

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AA Matches Oneworld Trans-Atlantic Premium Flight Promotion, Up to 40,000 Bonus Miles Per Roundtrip

March 19, 2013

American Airlines has matched the British Airways offer that I posted about yesterday where you can earn up to 20,000 bonus Avios per roundtrip between North America and Europe, and is offering bonus miles every time you fly roundtrip between the U.S., Canada, or Mexico and Europe on First Class, Business Class or select Economy Class fares […]

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British Airways Happiness Fund Promo: Up to 40,000 Avios Per Premium Fare Roundtrip

March 18, 2013

The Oneworld trans-Atlantic partnership between British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia and Openskies often offers travelers who buy premium economy, premium economy, business and first class fares lucrative bonuses. Today, British Airways launched one of the most lucrative promotions I’ve seen in a while for US and Canadian Executive Club members: 20,000 bonus Avios per qualifying […]

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Saturday Recap: 50% Bonus on Purchased American Miles, New Perks for Oneworld Emerald Members, Up to 30% Bonus on Hyatt Purchased Points, New Benefits For SkyMiles Medallions Flying GOL

February 2, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: American Airlines 50% Bonus on Purchased Miles: Now, through February 28, 2013, you can earn up to 30,000 bonus miles when you buy AAdvantage miles. You can purchase between 5,000-60,000 miles and you’ll earn a bonus of 1,500-30,000 AAdvantage miles. So, you can get a […]

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Malaysia Airlines Joins OneWorld Alliance, Double Miles for AAdvantage Fliers

February 1, 2013

With its new livery, new premium 777 planes, Choice Fares and the Business ExtrAA enrollment bonus, American Airlines has been on a roll lately with big news. Here is yet another tidbit that should get AAdvantage members excited: Beginning today, American Airlines, along with its fellow Oneworld alliance members, welcomes Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysia Airlines into […]

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Oneworld Round The World Tickets Using American Airlines – The Basics

January 3, 2013

In addition to his career as a filmmaker with an entree into the frequent flyer world, Hong Kong-based Gabriel Leigh is a bona fide Oneworld expert, and today he shares his insights with us on booking and maximizing Round The World tickets using American Airlines. In an age of plentiful online resources for researching, planning, […]

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Saturday Recap: Triple JetBlue Points, Marriott Seasonal Awards, Amex Discounts, New Airline Alliance Members

November 24, 2012

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Triple JetBlue True Blue Points For Rest of Year For travel now through December 31, 2012, register to earn triple True Blue points on all JetBlue flights booked on and completed by the end of the year. You usually earn 3 […]

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Sunday Reader Question: Credit Oneworld Miles With American or British Airways?

November 4, 2012

Update: The current offer for the British Airways Visa is 50,000 Avios when you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months. TPG reader Nachama asks: “I have a question about the Oneworld Alliance. I think I’ve mastered the Star Alliance, but haven’t spent a lot of time banking Oneworld points. Who should I make my primary Oneworld […]

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My Chicago Seminars Presentation: Transferrable Points Programs and Credit Card Bonus Categories

October 15, 2012

Another year, another great Chicago Seminars! I had a fantastic time in Elk Grove, Illinois (about 20 minutes from O’Hare) meeting and greeting tons of other highly engaged (and slightly obsessed) frequent flyer and points hounds. My talk was on transferrable points programs and credit card bonus categories. In it I covered the big three: […]

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October 13, 2012

In addition to recently adding British Airways, Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines availability to its award search engine, has also added award availability for two more partners – Air Berlin and Finnair – to its online award search functionality. For instance, just searching for award availability from New York JFK to Helsinki in November, I […]

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Qatar Officially Joining Oneworld

October 8, 2012

As I reported last week, Qatar Airways plans to join the Oneworld alliance, and it made the announcement official today at a Oneworld press conference. The exact date hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s likely to take at least a year until the airline is fully integrated into the alliance. Though this move has been […]

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Financial Times Reports Qatar to Join Oneworld Alliance

October 1, 2012

There’s been a lot of speculation and confusion this week around which airline will be joining the Oneworld alliance on October 8th, when the major CEO’s of the alliance’s members are set to make a big announcement. speculated Qatar was the new addition, but Qatar’s CEO vehemently denied the claims yesterday leading some to […]

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Sunday Reader Question: Is It Worth It to Redeem for First Class Over Business Class On An Award to Paris?

September 30, 2012

TPG reader Jacob is in a great situation – he’s raked in a ton of American Airlines miles and wants to redeem them for a premium-class ticket to Europe. His question has to do with how to get the best value out of his hard-earned miles (and which airline to redeem them on) now that […]

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How to Redeem British Airways Avios Without Huge Fees

September 26, 2012

Update: The current offer for the British Airways Visa is 50,000 Avios when you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months. Tomorrow marks the last day that those of us in the US with American Express Membership Rewards points can transfer to British Airways Avios at a 40% bonus, so I thought I’d remind people that it […]

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Destination of the Week: Fiji

July 6, 2012

Whether the record-setting heat wave hitting much of the country has you wanting out, or a July 4 holiday that fell on a Wednesday  prevented you from taking a bonafide vacation, chances are you’ve spent a moment or two thinking about the balmy ocean breezes and over water bungalows of our current Destination of the […]

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Qantas Awards Now Bookable on

July 2, 2012

When I visited American’s headquarters in Dallas as part of the Oneworld Megado event in January, one of the things promised was better Oneworld partner award availability on The plan was for British Airways and Hawaiian to be added first (which happened in April) and then Qantas, which went into effect this past weekend. […]

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