Category Archives: Loyalty Programs

Frequent Flyer and Reward programs are a huge deal to frequent travelers. I probably make a bigger deal out of them than I should. They are also one of the most complex programs on earth. These posts include tips for making the most of your loyalty programs.

The Real Impact of Delta’s Skymiles Medallion Program Changes

I received a survey from American Airlines last year. I expect they sent it to many of their Aadvantage members. One of the questions was related to how I would react to a change in their reward program. Specifically, it … Continue reading

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Board Your Flight Before the Schmucks

Boarding early is one of the most attractive benefits of elite status. There’s always room for your carry-on, you’re not relegated to taking 1 step per minute down the jet-bridge, and you don’t have to squeeze through dozens of people … Continue reading

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Shortcut to Executive Platinum

Reaching Executive Platinum is the pinnacle of reward status on American Airlines. You get unlimited complimentary upgrades, a 100% Elite mileage bonus, guaranteed seat availability on flights, and much more. The challenge is that it typically takes 100,000 miles or … Continue reading

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AA Bonus Miles and Discount from Hertz

It’s a company policy that we use Avis for all rentals. Unfortunately, my experience with Avis has been anything but pleasing. It’s inevitable that they will screw something up each time I rent with them. I’m a Preferred member, but … Continue reading

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Trick to Earn 2 Additional Bonus Miles per Dollar Spent with Your Citi AAdvantage Card

In past posts, I’ve mentioned the benefits of a credit card that earns you frequent flyer miles. The card I’ve used for the last three years is the Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage World MasterCard. This post is going to … Continue reading

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Decoding American Airline’s Elite Rewards for 2012

A fan of the blog sent me the following e-mail that he received from AA.com. I knew AA had announced the return of their “Elite Rewards,” but this is the first marketing I’ve seen for it. I decided to dive … Continue reading

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Temporary Offer to Double Elite Qualifying Miles on AA

I just came across a great temporary offer from American called: “Qualify For AAdvantage Elite Status Faster Than Ever”. The offer doubles your Elite-Status Qualifying Miles for travel in the month of January, 2012. This counts even for travel already … Continue reading

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