In this post I'm going to show how you can use a current Etihad promotion, a Marriott Bonvoy benefit and a current Marriott Bonvoy points sale to generate cheap Etihad Guest Miles which you can then use to book great value American Airlines premium cabin awards.
Citi has brought out a couple of new welcome offers on its CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard and although both offers are very similar there's a slight difference between them that may see you prefer one offer over the other.
Sometimes I wonder if American Airlines genuinely can't help itself. On the same day that the airline was finally able to announce a genuine improvement to its AAdvantage earnings charts (just a few days after the airline was left embarrassed by the loss of a key oneworld partner), it shoots itself in the foot by promptly announcing the end of yet another arrangement with a valued partner airline.
Earlier today, Executive Traveller wrote about Qantas "turbocharging" the points and status credits that its flyers can earn when flying with American Airlines. This got me wondering if American Airlines would do the same for AAdvantage members...and the answer is a resounding yes!
American Airlines has launched a new way for AAdvantage credit card holders to earn extra miles and the new program, called SimplyMiles, works in a similar way to the offers we see Chase and American Express target at their cardholders.
As of yesterday Cathay Pacific awards can now be booked on the American Airlines website but it looks like American may be having a few integration issues that travelers should be aware of - not all the awards you'll see on AA.com are actually available to book.
Over the past year American Airlines has been adding the ability for users of its website to book awards on a number of its partner airlines (like Etihad and Japan Airlines) and now one of oneworld's more popular carriers can be booked on American's website too - Cathay Pacific awards are now live on AA.com.
If we’re in a month with at least 28 days in it there’s almost bound to be an American Airlines miles sale in progress so, with the last sale having ended just ended a few days ago, it’s no surprise to see the airline back with another attempt to squeeze some money out of its flyers.
One of the few things that American Airlines has improved over the past few years is the ability to book partner awards though AA.com. There was a time (in the not too distant past) where Alaska Airlines, British Airways, and Cathay Pacific were just about the only partners whose awards could be reliably booked via the American Airlines website – now we have 17 different partner airlines to choose from on AA.com.
Towards the beginning of June American Airlines launched a mileage sale which was supposed to run through to the end of the month but, for reasons best known to the airline, the sale has been extended through to 2 August.