50,000 AAdvantage miles—for $1,475, or $89 and one purchase

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American Airlines just sent me an email offering me the chance to “buy AAdvantage miles for [myself] or gift miles to a friend or loved one.” Here’s the page they linked, where you can buy 1,000 to 100,000 bonus miles. I think it’s a terrible deal since 1,000 currently costs $29.50, while 100,000 miles costs $2,950. And this […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of February 18, 2015

American's pretty new 787

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: First Routes Announced for American Airlines’ 787 Dreamliner Scorpion stings flier on Alaska Airlines flight from L.A. SkyMall will fly again says @ScottevestCEO Korean Air executive jailed in ‘nut rage’ case Qantas Enforcing Dress Code in Business Lounges Starting April 1 United Airlines will not honor the […]

NYC and Los Angeles to Europe for $325 on American Airlines in Summer O/W!

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(UPDATED: February 13, 10:15am EST) Thanks to Abraham Lora for alerting me about American Airlines $1 fares (+$324 in taxes) to fly one-way from Los Angeles to Copenhagen via LHR in the summer. There are plenty of dates and seats available so I booked tickets for me and my wife. I wanted to book 10 […]

First Routes Announced for American Airlines’ 787 Dreamliner

American's pretty new 787

Get ready for the American Airlines 787 Dreamliner to finally hit the skies this summer! American just announced the first routes for service on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner. American’s domestic service will begin in May and its international service will begin in June. Currently, United is the only US carrier to have 787s in service. First routes […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of February 11, 2015

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: JetBlue to be first airline to use Apple Pay in flight Quality of America’s roads now ranked No. 16 in the world, report shows American Airlines Debuts New Amenity Kits Airlines Try Signature Fragrances, but Not Everyone Is On Board Mile-high IQ club: Become a genius on […]

American Airlines Debuts New Amenity Kits

American Airlines Heritage Amenity Kits

American Airlines has introduced these fun, limited-edition throwback amenity kits for premium cabin flyers on international and transcontinental flights commemorating the early days of commercial aviation. This is part of the airline’s recently announced #goingforgreat plan to spend $2 billion improving its passenger experience. The amenity kits pay tribute to the nine airlines that formed today’s American Airlines by […]

When Airlines Don’t Issue Fee Waivers It Becomes A Safety Issue

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I’m a huge fan of American Airlines since in my opinion they have the most responsive social media team, best frequent flier program in the U.S. and arguably the top premium product for LAX/SFO-JFK flights. However, I’m shocked and disappointed that they are currently the only U.S. airline that hasn’t offered a fee waiver for […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Why You Shouldn’t Pay Extra for American Airlines’ Preferred Seats

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Why You Shouldn’t Pay Extra for American Airlines’ Preferred Seats As you probably know by now, legroom in coach is getting tighter and tighter. That’s because the airlines have started squeezing more seats into planes to make more money. If that weren’t bad enough, some airlines (ahem, American) now charge extra for a regular coach […]