I’m currently only 111 points from qualifying for AAdvantage platinum status next year, yet I received this email from American today offering me the chance to Boost to Platinum for $699…no thank you! Probably an automated email to anyone within a certain range, though funny nonetheless. I’m pretty disappointed in myself that I’m in this… Read full article

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For almost two years now, Barclays has been offering an additional 15K bonus miles for spending $750 every month for 3 months after a period of inactivity once you complete your first purchase (usually 2 months or so) on a new US Airways Premier World MasterCard. I received the offer three times over the last two years for a total… Read full article

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Last October I sadly posted about American Airlines canceling their long running JFK-Barbados flight – American Axes One of my Favorite JFK Routes – Caribbean Left with Just a Few Flights. I lamented that this was one of my favorite JFK-Caribbean flights on AA for a bunch of reasons: Barbados always seemed to be less touristy than… Read full article

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In last week’s “Arrivals” newsletter, AA management provided employees with the latest status of the fleet repainting for both AA and US. Here are those details which will see the final new livery repaints (B737-800) occurring at the end of 2017: Related – US Pilot to AA Pilots – Out of My Cockpit 100 Reasons… Read full article

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Last October I sadly posted about American Airlines canceling their long running JFK-Barbados flight – American Axes One of my Favorite JFK Routes – Caribbean Left with Just a Few Flights. I lamented that this was one of my favorite JFK-Caribbean flights on AA for a bunch of reasons: Barbados always seemed to be less touristy than… Read full article

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With so many BoardingArea readers taking advantage of the Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard which includes Admirals Club membership privileges, I figured why not include a picture trip report for the DFW Terminal D Admirals Club which I visited prior to my Tokyo flight. This is part one of a six part trip report from… Read full article

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I applied for a Citi Business AAdvantage card all the way back at the end of November and was automatically approved. However, as of earlier this week the 50K bonus miles had still not posted (the monthly spend miles had been posting fine). I had been slow to call Citi, but finally picked up the… Read full article

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Point Me to the Plane in conjunction with Lou and Sarah from Caring2All are giving away 50 more AA 10% discount codes. The codes are only good for purchases through May 4th for travel through May 18, 2014 with no maximum discount. As such, winners will receive the codes today. There are date restrictions (see below)… Read full article

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When my JAL flight had to be re-booked on AA metal due to weather in Chicago, I was more than a bit upset. Instead of experiencing the JAL SKY SUITE, I was rerouted on one of American’s older 777s from Dallas to Tokyo. Don’t worry though, I got to experience the JAL SKY SUITE (perhaps… Read full article

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Is the future really this bright for the new American? Currently, of 16 analysts covering the company, 13 rate American a “buy” and three call it a “hold,” according to Bloomberg data. All this despite the fact that American shares have already gained 48 percent this year. One analyst from Wolfe Research is so bullish on… Read full article

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What a difference from my 1K United status in 2013 where I was 0 for 14 on domestic upgrades from EWR and LGA (granted, Newark is a major UA hub and the NY market has tons of United 1K elites). I’ve had lifetime AA Gold status for years, but just increased my AA flying in 2014…. Read full article

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