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Should I Book A Trip To Europe Using US Airways Miles Now Or Wait Until After The Merger?

December 15, 2013

Welcome to my new version of the Sunday Reader Questions, called “Ask & Tell”! I’m excited to be producing these high-quality videos on a weekly basis as I answer all of the excellent reader questions that come in, and hopefully you’ll notice a big improvement in video, sound and overall quality. I look forward to […]

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Should I Get The Barclaycard US Airways Mastercard In Anticipation Of Converting US Airways Miles To American Miles?

December 15, 2013

TPG Twitter follower Jay Gatsby tweeted me this week with a question on a lot of readers’ minds: “@thepointsguy What do you think about opening the Barclays US Airways card – will miles convert 1:1 to AA soon?” It’s a very good question that a lot of us are wondering about since the American-US Airways […]

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Are US Airways Star Alliance Awards Still Bookable?

December 13, 2013

A lot of readers and FlyerTalkers have been reporting trouble recently when trying to use US Airways miles to book Star Alliance awards, especially since the merger officially went through and Oneworld announced that US Airways would be joining it on March 31, 2014 after leaving Star Alliance. That is even when they find award […]

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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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A Rundown of Things to Come With The New Post-Merger American Airlines

December 9, 2013

The American Airlines US Airways merger is expected to close this morning, which means we should start to hear definitive information soon about how the new airline will look, when their frequent flyer programs and accounts will begin to merge and what awards, fleets and routes will look like. So I wanted to give a […]

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What is the Best Way To Fly To Asia In Business Class Using US Airways Miles?

December 8, 2013

TPG reader David emailed me this week with a question about using US Airways miles to get to Asia: “I’m looking to do a 10-day trip from Miami to Hong Kong and Phuket next year using US Airways miles. I currently have 127,000 miles my wife has 81,000. We are looking to go at least […]

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Amex Platinum Losing AA/US Lounge Access; New Centurion Lounges Announced for LGA and SFO

December 4, 2013

The American/US Airways merger is expected to close any day now and its effects for consumers will be wide-reaching. Sadly, for American Express Platinum cardholders, this means that “effective March 22, 2014, Consumer, Business and Corporate Platinum and Centurion Card Members will no longer have complimentary access to the American Airlines Admirals Club and US Airways […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: US Airways (Soon to be American) Miles for 1.1 Cents a Piece

December 2, 2013

There’s just something about Cyber Monday, but even the airlines are getting in on the action, and one of the best deals out there is the four-day 100% Share Miles bonus US Airways is offering Dividend miles members now through December 6, 2013. While past 100% share miles bonuses have been on any miles you […]

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Bankruptcy Judge Approves American Airlines US Airways Merger Settlement

November 28, 2013

The American Airlines / US Airways merger just passed another hurdle yesterday when bankruptcy judge Sean Lane approved the airlines’ recent settlement of an anti-trust lawsuit brought against them by the US Justice Department and several States Attorneys General and denied claims by a group of private plaintiffs to temporarily block the merger as well. […]

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Saturday Recap: Win an iPad or trip to New Zealand, $100 Credit Towards Twitter Ads, Earn 4X The Hilton HHonors Points, And Much More

November 23, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Win An iPad Mini From Wallaby Financial: You can win an iPad Mini with Retina Display for answering a quick, 15 question survey about Wallaby Financial that runs through November. Wallaby is a company that created an app that you can load with your […]

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US Airways Might Leave Star Alliance March 1 – What You Should Do With Your Miles

November 21, 2013

With the US Airways – American Airlines merger back on, Frequent Business Traveler reports from sources at US Airways that the airline might exit Star Alliance March 1, 2014, as it starts aligning more closely with American and possibly joins Oneworld as soon as April. No one has officially confirmed those dates, but previously, US […]

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Top 13 Ways To Get To The Maldives Using Miles and Points

November 19, 2013

While it might not be the easiest thing to get to the Maldives on miles since there are no direct flights from the US, it is definitely possible to fly there on a variety of airlines via other hubs if you get creative with codeshares and your miles – like I recently did by using […]

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The American Airlines / US Airways Merger: Winners and Losers

November 13, 2013

With yesterday’s announcement that American and US Airways settled in the suit brought against them by the US Department of Justice, the merger looks sure to meet with approval by the bankruptcy judges American is dealing with, and should start proceeding at pace again. That’s a mixed bag, though, and as an American Executive Platinum […]

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DOJ Settles With American – Merger Moves One Step Closer to Approval

November 12, 2013

While American Airlines and US Airways announced their plans to merge in February, the Department of Justice and Attorney Generals of several states attempted to block the merger in a surprise suit filed in August claiming the merger would not be good for consumers. In a release issued today, it appears that American has settled […]

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Targeted Offer: Buy US Airways Miles 100% Bonus Through November 30

November 5, 2013

Now through November 30, 2013, US Airways is offering targeted Dividend Miles members the opportunity to purchase miles either for themselves or for others at a 100% bonus. That means you can get miles for as little as 1.88 cents apiece, which can be a pretty great value. US Airways is known as the cheap […]

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Is It Worth It To Get A US Airways Credit Card To Reinstate 25K Dividend Miles Cancelled For Not Flying Them?

November 3, 2013

TPG reader Nathan tweeted tweeted me @thepointsguy with a question about expiring miles: “Is it worth it to get a US Airways credit card to reinstate 25K Dividend Miles cancelled for not flying them? I do fly United a lot too.” First off, yes it is worth it – and shame on you for letting […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Up To 15,000 Bonus American Miles, Transfer Hotel Points To United For 25% More, And Win 100,000 LAN Miles And A Dream Trip To South America

October 26, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Up To 15,000 Bonus Miles When You Purchase American Airline Miles: Now through November 15, 2013, you can earn up to 15,000 bonus miles for winter travel when you buy American Airlines miles. Buy 15,000-29,000 miles and receive 4,000 bonus miles […]

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Reminder: US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus Ends Tomorrow, October 15

October 14, 2013

Just a friendly reminder that the lucrative 100% bonus on shared miles currently being offered by US Airways ends tomorrow, October 15, 2013, so if you haven’t shared your miles already, you’ve just got a day left to do so. The reason I keep reporting on this is that it’s been a while since we’ve […]

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My Chicago Seminars Presentation: Advanced: Credit Card Strategies

October 14, 2013

Another year, another great Chicago Seminars! I once again 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 including The Frugal Travel Guy, Rick Ingersoll, and about 550 frequent flyer enthusiasts in attendance and several […]

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Should I Buy United Miles?

October 13, 2013

TPG Twitter follower @MrBanilla16 tweeted me @thepointsguy about a United buy miles promotion he was targeted with: “Should I buy united miles? I just got an email about it – 30% discount after I buy more than 10,000. Is it worth the price?” Long story short, no, you should avoid buying miles when possible. Especially […]

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Saturday Recap: US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus Ends Tuesday, Registration Now Open for Hilton’s 4th Quarter Promotion, Save with Starwood in North and Latin America

October 12, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus Ends Tuesday: Last week, US Airways launched their 100% share miles bonus that runs now through Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Through the promo, Members may receive a maximum of ​ ​50,000 bonus miles during the offer period, but […]

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Which Airlines Serve Pre-Departure Beverages and Meals In Domestic First Class

October 7, 2013

People always complain that flying “ain’t what it used to be”, but I disgaree with that- airlines have been upping their game over the past couple years, sometimes offering a pretty impressive meal and wine/premium cocktail service. Granted, I rarely have a meal on a plane that would compare to even a mid-grade restaurant and […]

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Saturday Recap: US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus, Earn Up To 20,000 Bonus Asia Miles, Support Breast Cancer Research With Delta, 35% off Everything at the W Hotel Store

October 5, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus: Earlier this week, US Airways  launched a new 100% share miles bonus that runs now through October 15, 2013. Through the promo, “Members may receive a maximum of ​ ​50,000 bonus miles during the offer period”, but you […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: Philadelphia to Beijing for $441 Total Roundtrip

October 3, 2013

Per Paul5795 on Flyertalk, American and US Airways are offering incredible round-trip fares from Philadelphia to Beijing for $441 starting January 7 and going through March 7th, though there may be even more dates after that. This is a great way to bank tons of miles and visit a great country. You’re looking at 14,516 miles for […]

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