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US Airways Chairman’s Preferred Elites: Hurry to use your upgrade certificates

Thanks to the last great mileage run in which I and many readers flew 30,000 miles to nowhere, a number of us now have US Airways’ top tier elite status: Chairman’s Preferred.  One of the benefits of that status is that we get two international upgrade certificates (plus two companion upgrade certificates) to be used on any US Airways flights.  With the upcoming merger between AA and US Airways, we will also automatically receive top…

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Top tier AA status secured. Now what?

Usually when I start writing a post I have at least a rough outline in my mind.  Not this time.  This post is me “thinking aloud” on my laptop keyboard… Recently I completed my “30,000 miles to nowhere” quest.  I signed up for the US Airways Preferred Trial (no longer available) and completed 30,000 miles of flying within 90 days in order to secure top tier status with US Airways in 2015.  The goal, though,…

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30,000 miles to nowhere: Mission accomplished.

Background: Until recently, there was a one time opportunity to get top tier American Airlines AAdvantage elite status (Executive Platinum) by enrolling in and completing the US Airways Preferred Status Trial.  For fun, I decided to go for it and I know that many readers did too.  All we had to do was fly 30,000 miles on US Airways or American Airlines flights in 90 days.  Follow along through this series of posts, or on…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Access the US Airways upgrade list by app and web

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   If you’re like me, when you’re preparing to fly back and forth across the United States of America for absolutely no reason, the #1 question on your mind is “am I going to be doing this while drinking free alcohol?” Most Frequent Miler readers know I’m referring to the #30kToNowhere challenge, in which Greg, myself, and a number of others are attempting to get US Airways Chairman’s status (and…

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30,000 miles to nowhere: My 4 mile buffer and a contingency plan

Background: Until recently, there was a one time opportunity to get top tier American Airlines AAdvantage elite status (Executive Platinum) by enrolling in and completing the US Airways Preferred Status Trial.  For fun, I decided to go for it and I know that many readers did too.  Now we just have to fly 30,000 miles on US Airways or American Airlines flights!  Follow along through this series of posts, or on Twitter search for hashtag…

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US Air: Philadelphia to Vegas (or vice versa) only $157 round trip

Valid: Assorted dates in February. This could be a great opportunity for those who still need to book flights on their quest to fly 30,000 miles to nowhere. Available fares on US Airways: Philadelphia to Las Vegas round trip: $157 Las Vegas to Philadelphia round trip: $157 Philadelphia to Las Vegas, one-way: $79 Las Vegas to Philadelphia: $79 From Google Flights: Hat tip: The Fare Deal Alert Never miss a Quick Deal, Subscribe here. Quick…

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30,000 miles to nowhere. Party in the sky, and the solution to the traitorous laptop

Background: Until recently, there was a one time opportunity to get top tier American Airlines AAdvantage elite status (Executive Platinum) by enrolling in and completing the US Airways Preferred Status Trial.  For fun, I decided to go for it and I know that many readers did too.  Now we just have to fly 30,000 miles on US Airways or American Airlines flights!  Follow along through this series of posts, or on Twitter search for hashtag…

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30,000 miles to nowhere. $25,000 spent, probably for nothing

Background: Until recently, there was a one time opportunity to get top tier American Airlines AAdvantage elite status (Executive Platinum) by enrolling in and completing the US Airways Preferred Status Trial.  For fun, I decided to go for it and I know that many readers did too.  Now we just have to fly 30,000 miles on US Airways or American Airlines flights!  Follow along through this series of posts, or on Twitter search for hashtag…

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30,000 miles to nowhere. Progress and plans.

Background: Currently, there’s a one time opportunity to get top tier AAdvantage elite status (Executive Platinum) by enrolling in and completing the US Airways Preferred Status Trial.  For fun, I decided to go for it and I know that many readers did too.  Follow along through this series of posts, or on Twitter search for hashtag #30Ktonowhere.  For additional background, please see: The last great mileage run. 2,000 miles earned, 28,000 to go Last weekend…

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