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American Airlines: Win A Business Class Trip For Two

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American Airlines wants to get out the word about three of their newest routes launching this Spring. 

To celebrate these new routes, AA is giving away a business class trip for two to the newest destination of your choice!
After entering (link below), if you book a trip on AA you will get an extra entry.

The Prize:
  • Three prizes of 200,000 AAdvantage miles
  • ARV of each prize: $3,980.00
Some Rules:
  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & DC 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to enter (19 in Alabama & Nebraska, 21 in Mississippi)
  • Enter by May 31, 2013
Enter for your chance to win the prize HERE

Citi AAdvantage- 10% Awards Booking Rebate Posts Immediately

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Last year Citi and American Airlines added some interesting perks for credit card holders. 

There was one thing that really stood out: Earn Miles for Using Miles:
Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage miles back- up to 10,000 AAdvantage miles each calendar year.

This sounded like an amazing offer. How could you go wrong with getting back miles for using them! The only negative to the offer was that the mileage rebate was capped. To make this a true 10% back offer, I’d like to try to not redeem more than 100,000 AAdvantage miles in any given year. By doing so I could earn the full rebate.

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I was looking to set up my travel plans for most of 2013 early this year so I had an idea. If I could get an AA award booking done before 2012 was over, maybe I could earn the 10% rebate for 2012 and 2013 (if I decided to book another flight with AAdvantage miles).

Prior to booking an awards flight on AA, I called up the AAdvantage Gold phone line. I asked for information about how the credit card mileage rebate worked. The customer service rep wasn’t so sure about this offer. However, he did guess that I would be credited back my 10% after I took the actual flight, not at the time of booking the flight.

The rep’s answer made sense. What a bummer! I was hoping that I could book a flight, earn my miles refund immediately and still qualify for this same offer in 2013.

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Sorry for the blurry image

Fast forward to a couple of days ago. I was checking my AAdvantage account balance online. While checking recent activity I noticed a couple of thing:

    1. Mileage for the AA flight that I booked for the end of June had been deducted from my account on 12/20/12. The miles were deducted in two 50,000 mile increments. 
    2. I earned 10,000 miles for the Citi 10% Awards Bonus, also credited on 12/20/12.

        This was amazing news! Now if I decide to book another AA award flight in 2013 I will still be eligible for the 10% mileage refund (up to 10,000 miles in a calendar year). 

        American Airlines- Coke Sweepstakes- Win 250,000 Miles

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        American Airlines and Coke are running a sweepstakes through Facebook
        Travel The World With A Coke gives you the chance to win 250,000 AAdvantage miles and other great prizes.

        To enter the sweepstakes you need to “Like” American Airlines on Facebook.

        The sweepstakes tests your knowledge of the world by showing you three Coke international logos. After seeing each logo, you select a map location (you are given four choices for each) that you think matches the language from the logo. For each correct answer you earn a Coca Cola Bottle in the Bottle Cap Bank.
        My answers were 1-London, UK 2-Beijing, China 3-Dhaka, Bangladesh
        The Prizes:
        • One Grand Prize: 250,000 AAdvantage miles and a Coke Weekender Suitcase. Value of prize- $5184.95
        • Three First Prizes: 25,000 AAdvantage miles and Oakley sunglasses. Value of prize- $587.95
        • Five Second Prizes: Coke Prize Package- Weekender Suitcase, and iCoke iPod Juke Box-  Value of Prize- $508.95

        Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & District of Columbia
        Must be 18 years old at time of entry
        Sweepstakes ends August 24, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET
        Play the AA Travel The World with Coke Sweepstakes HERE

        Purchase an AA Admiral’s Club One Day Pass For $30

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        For a limited time American Airlines is selling a one day pass to their Admiral’s Club Lounges for 40% off. A one day pass is usually $50 but are on sale for $30!
        Some more info:
        • To visit the Admiral’s Club you must hold a same-day ticket for airline travel that allows for clearance through security for flight departure and access to the club location
        • Eligible for purchase and use by any AA customer 18 or older
        • $30 pass is valid for one day. If you are traveling through multiple cities with lounges, you may use the same pass to get access to each lounge.
        • One day pass is good for 365 days from date of purchase
        • Up to 3 children under the age of 18 may be admitted at no additional charge
        • Purchaser does not have to be visitor- it can be purchased as a gift
        The discounted day pass must be purchased by May 16 2012 at 12:00PM Central Time
        Find out more and buy your pass HERE 

        American Airlines 10% Off Codes Giveaway- Two Available

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        I have two American Airlines 10% off codes (good for up to 6 people) to give away. 
        I totally forgot that I had the codes, but a post by Million Mile Secrets reminded me that they were expiring soon and I could not make use of them.
        The codes each have different book by & travel by dates:
        • Code 1: Book by 5/4/12, Travel by 5/11/12
        • Code 2: Book by 5/15/12, Travel by 5/21/12
        • Codes good for round trip flight (no open jaw) booked on
        • Good for travel to/ from any airports
        • Good for one time use per code
        Leave a comment (with your e-mail) to enter my give away
        Contest Ends 4/30/12

        Welcome airberlin To OneWorld & Earn Double AADvantage Miles

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        Last night I saw this promo on Facebook:

        To welcome airberlin to the Oneworld Alliance, American Airlines is offering double AAdvantage miles on eligible flights with airberlin from March 20- May 15.
        You must register for this promo prior to traveling.
        Register for the promo here
        airberlin is Germany’s second largest airline and oneworld’s 11th member.
        Oneworld members are
        1. airberlin
        2. American Airlines
        3. British Airways
        4. Cathay Pacific
        5. Finnair
        6. Iberia
        7. Japan Airlines
        8. Lan
        9. Qantas
        10. Royal Jordanian
        11. S7 Airlines 
        To read the full AA welcome message to airberlin click here

          No More Comments (For Now) from American Airlines & Award Wallet

          After posting Award Wallet Responds To My Posts About The American Airlines Situation to the blog, I sent e-mails to

          1. The PR Rep for AA (that had contacted me initially) to see what his thoughts were on Award Wallet’s comments in the post.
          2. The Award Wallet President letting him know about my post (that included the comments he had e-mailed me regarding AA) and asked him a bunch of questions…

          This is my e-mail sent to PR for American:

          Hi Alan,
          Just wanted to let you know that the President of Award Wallet sent me an e-mail and the Co-Founder & CTO responded to my post that included AA’s response to why the extension could be not used.
          I made another post to my blog with both of their comments…
          You can check the post out here.
          If you get to check out the post, I’d love to know what your thoughts are on what AW had to say.
          Michael W.

           The response was:

          Hi Michael,
          Thanks for sending this. I appreciate you sharing the thoughts from AW. However, what I provided earlier is all we can say at this time.
          This is my e-mail sent back to the President of AW:

          Hey Jeff,
          Thanks for writing to me. I made a post to my blog with the e-mail you sent me and a comment left on one of my posts by Alexi V.
          I had a couple of questions for you.
          1- Why do you think AA is so against being tracked on Award Wallet?
          2- Has AA tried to charge Award Wallet a fee to be allowed the rights to be tracked?
          3- Has AA tried to help or asked AW to do something to comply with their “rigorous security requirements”?
          4- Is Award Wallet being considered as one of the mileage tracking sites that will qualify to track AA? I am assuming no…
          Michael W.
          The response was:
                    Hi Michael,
          Unfortunately, I can’t address your (perfectly reasonable) other questions at this point but I hope to be able to do so within a couple of weeks.
          Jeff Bianco
          President Award Wallet
          I was hoping to get some more answers but it is definitely understandable that both sides can not comment any further for now.

          Award Wallet Responds To My Posts About The American Airlines Situation

          Last Friday I wrote about AA forcing Award Wallet to discontinue the browser extension. This has made a lot of people annoyed and upset at American Airlines. Many feel that AA is not playing fairly with a small company and has other issues to worry about while in bankruptcy.

          A couple of hours after publishing the above post, I received an e-mail from AA regarding Award Wallet which you can read here. American Airlines is saying that security is the issue with our miles being tracked on AW.

          The weekend passed and there wasn’t much else to report regarding AA and Award Wallet until today.

          I was checking e-mail from my phone and had a message from the President of AwardWallet, Jeff Bianco regarding the response I received from AA. A few hours later, I also had a comment on my AA Response post from Alexi Vereschaga, Co-Founder & CTO of AwardWallet.

          Here is what they had to say: 
          E-Mail from Jeff Bianco, President of AwardWallet:

          American Airlines response to you is missing the point.

          AwardWallet’s browser extension allows you the user,to store your username and password on your own computer.  It was never transmitted to AwardWallet.  Your computer accesses the site and stores the resulting balance information locally on your computer.  It is then displayed within the context of AwardWallet but the information was not transmitted to our site or our servers. 

          Their response to you makes no sense in regard to AwardWallet.  It may make sense in regard to other mileage tracking sitesbut not in regard to what we were doing.

          Comment to my AA response post from Alexi Vereschaga,Co-Founder & CTO of AW  

          Hi, this is Alexi from AwardWallet. I just wanted to point out one important thing – AwardWallet (a third party website) is not accessing and is not storing any data related to AA in our database. With the browser extension it is the user who is accessing their site via their own browser and all the data is stored in that browser so it never reaches our server at any point.

          Based on what AwardWallet is saying, it does seem like American’s talk of security being an issue makes little sense. I do want to believe the reasoning AA has given me but if all of the data is being stored locally on our own computers how can this be?
          If AwardWallet does not have any of our information transmitted to their servers, then how is security really an issue?

          I am going to send the Award Wallet responses to the PR rep for American Airlines. Hopefully he will get back to me.
          I also plan to e-mail the president of Award Wallet to see why he thinks American is so against being tracked on their site.