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Award Space to Germany is Plentiful this Summer/Fall

Air Berlin Business Class.

Have you signed up for TravelCon OC yet?   Award space to Germany is generally pretty good with Lufthansa flying from nearly everywhere in the US to both Frankfurt and Munich. Dusseldorf, on the other hand, is not the most popular location to visit in Europe (though I have heard good things about it), but…

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Great AA Sale on ICN-DFW-ATL – $300 Round Trip Economy! [EXPIRED]

Amazing Fare!

This deal has now expired. Subscribe to Travel Summary so you don’t miss the next one!   For those of you that fly American Airlines regularly or find yourself mileage-running at the end of the year, this might be a fare looking into. It seems as though AA is running a crazy sale on fares…

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Manufactured Spend Example: First Class to Asia

Cathay Pacific First Class TV.

Earning the points you need for that dream vacation might not be as hard as you think if you plan ahead. I think it’s useful, especially to beginners, to provide an example of the cost breakdown of manufactured spending to prove it’s worth, so this post should serve as a manufactured spend example of how…

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United Airlines Wants Your Money, Not Your Loyalty

2015 UA MileagePlus Program.

The United Airlines devaluation has been covered by a lot of others already, so I’ll cover just the basics and then give my thoughts on what this means. Note that this change is in earning miles only. They already butchered their award chart earlier this year. Changes Currently, you earn UA frequent flyer miles based…

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US Airways Charging Fuel Surcharges On Some Carriers?

Dividend Miles

Note: I debated whether to post this yesterday but decided not to. Now that another blogger has, I think it’s fair game. Canadian Kilometers pointed out a FlyerTalk thread yesterday morning that indicates US Airways is charging a fuel surcharge for some partner award bookings. FlyerTalk user Nepal72 said he was told by a US…

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American Airlines and US Airways Devalue Without Notice

AA and US

In my opinion, the dirtiest trick a loyalty program has is to raise the cost of awards without giving customers any notice. I can’t think of a worse way to treat your customers, particularly the ones that fly you the most, than to not give them a warning about changes to their rewards program. This…

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100K Bonus on Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard!

Amazing Deal!

  Application link. This is one of those deals you’re going to want to move quickly on. The Points Guy got a tip earlier today that a 100K American Airlines points offer exists for the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard. This card is the premium co-branded credit card offered by Citi/AA, so it comes with a…

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My Thoughts on the American Airlines Devaluation Fiasco

AA FB Statement

By now, most people in this hobby are aware that American Airlines “accidentally” began adding fuel surcharges to award tickets booked. That meant that for flights that would normally cost 50K points plus $50, they would cost closer to 50K points plus $500. It was a shocker when I read this on One Mile at…

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So Apparently AA Miles are NOT Devaluing…

Travel Summary

  Lucky from One Mile at a Time posted American Airlines’s official statement regarding the devaluation, which basically says that fuel surcharges should not have been added to award bookings. It was all a mistake. That means that, for now, there is no devaluation of AA miles and things will continue under the normal taxes/fees…

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