Category Archives: AAdvantage

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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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). 

        Earn American Airlines Miles for Purchasing Bose Products

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        A little over a week ago I wrote about earning 1,500 Delta SkyMiles for purchasing Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones.

        A few days ago Kim received a letter from Bose with what I believe is a more valuable offer than the previous one I mentioned.

        Bose is offering 1,500 American Airlines AAdvantage miles for purchasing a pair of Bose QC 15 headphones. I have the bulk of my miles with AAdvantage and find it much easier to book award flights with AA (at a better price) so I value them much more than SkyMiles.

        Another great thing about the Bose American Airlines offer is that you can also earn miles for purchasing a few other Bose products.

        Here are the products:

        I am not in the market for any of these Bose products, but if you’re thinking of purchasing any of these items you might as well earn some bonus miles for doing so!

        To earn AAdvantage miles for purchasing any of the Bose products listed above, Click Here.
        ***Complete your purchase by December 31, 2012 to earn the bonus miles.

        American Airlines Is "Evolving"

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        While skimming through Facebook I came across this informative infographic filled with lots of details related to how “American Is Evolving”.

        We are undergoing a transformation as we build towards the youngest fleet in five years among the five largest U.S. airlines. Check back often to follow our progress in bringing you a fresh, modern travel experience.

         Here is the infographic:

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        I’m pretty excited to see all of these changes coming to American. I have a ton of miles with AA so why not use them on a better, updated product! I rarely fly anything but coach so I don’t know if I will ever get to experience the fully lie flat seats but I am happy to hear about all of those new planes coming. It is also pretty amazing that 97% of the continental U.S. fleet will be wifi enabled by 2013.

        If the infographic is a bit hard to read you can check it out on the American Airlines site HERE.

        Earn 25,000 AAdvantage Miles With DIRECTV

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        How would you like to earn 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles for watching TV?
        New DIRECTV customers can earn 25,000 AAdvantage miles when signing up for a 24 month agreement. (current DIRECTV members or those that have been within the last 24 months are not eligible)
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        Your account must remain current and in good standing for a minimum of 60 days before the AAdvantage points will be awarded.

        Miles post 6-8 weeks after the 60 day period. 

        Offer ends 8/29/12
        Find about more about this offer and sign up for DIRECTV HERE

        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

        American Way: 100,000 Miles For Your Thoughts Drawing

        When flying American Airlines I always check out the inflight magazine American Way.

        A few pages in there is a section called Air Mail where some letters and e-mails sent in get published & responded to.

        I noticed on my flight to Barbados that this month’s issue has a drawing where you can win 100,000 AAdvantage miles.

        To enter you need to send a letter to the editor of American Way. If your letter gets published in a 2012 issue you will be entered into the drawing.

        To enter:
        E-Mail your thoughts to

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        AAdvantage Tips Tab on Facebook & Win 5,000 AA Miles

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        American Airlines AAdvantage has added a new feature to it’s Facebook page.
        They added a Tips Tab where members can share their AAdvantage advice.

        Some tips added so far:

        • “You can put an award ticket on hold for free, for up to 5 days… if you’re indecisive like me “
        • “Just registered the husband’s credit card for the Dining program. He takes clients to dinner, and I get the miles!”
        • “Mom turned 80, so I surprised her with her favorite, lilies. Performed an elusive double dip- used FTD ( AND put it on my credit card to earn miles from both!”
        • “Just stumbled upon now I know where I can go with fewer miles!”
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        Some of these tips can be useful but the best part of this new tips tab is the contest:an put an award  
        By submitting a tip you will be entered for a chance to win 5,000 AAdvantage miles. 
        • Contest ends May 1
        • Open to legal residents of 50 US States, DC and Puerto Rico
        • Must be 18 or older at time of entry
        • Around 5/23 they will pick their 10 favorite tips to win.
        • 10 prizes of 5,000 AAdvantage miles (approximate value $99.50) 

         Check out the Facebook AAdvantage Tips Tab Here

          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