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Barclaycard’s 15,000 mile anniversary incentive

Barclaycard's 15,000 mile anniversary

My wife and I have a total of four Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCards (we have two each).  The cards began life as US Airways cards before the big airline merger.  Three out of four cards are long term keepers.  We signed up for these cards when Barclaycard offered an annual 10,000 mile bonus with each card.  Paying the annual fees is like buying 10,000 AA miles for $89, every year, with each card.  That…

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My final AA mileage run involved actual running. Here’s the story.

AA mileage run

In the recent post, “How I screwed up my end of year AA mileage run,” I told the story of what I thought would be my last mileage run.  I had calculated my last flight’s EQPs (Elite Qualifying Points) incorrectly and was then about 2600 EQPs short of my goal.  With very few days left in the year to make up the shortfall, I cancelled an award flight to Florida and replaced it with a…

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How I screwed up my end of year AA mileage run

AA mileage run

Flight deals, especially the really great ones, rarely last long.  Once a great deal is publicized, it’s a race against the clock to find and book the deal before its too late.  Often, I miss these deals because I’m not at my computer at the time, or I find out about it too late, or the deal simply doesn’t work for me.  When I do catch the wave of one of these deals, it’s exciting. …

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How to upgrade AA coach to business class, in advance

upgrade AA coach to business class

One of the best features of the American Airlines AAdvantage program, in my opinion, is that they allow upgrades from coach to business class, or business class to first class on all fares.  This means that it’s possible to book the cheapest fare available and still upgrade to the next level of service.  Many other airlines exclude their lowest fare classes from upgrade eligibility. Now that AA will be introducing Premium Economy as a distinct…

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[Targeted] 30K AAdvantage Mile Spending Bonus from Barclaycard Aviator Red

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Barclaycard is sending out a targeted spending offer for holders of their AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard. The offer promises 30,000 bonus AAdvantage miles after $15K in spend spread out in $2,500 increments over six months. You may receive this offer either via email or in the U.S. mail. The Offer Spend $2,500 or more on purchases using your AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard each month from December, 2015 through May, 2016 and earn 30,000 bonus miles. Key…

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AA enhanced portal bonuses up to 15X. Stack with holiday bonus and Discover.

The AAdvantage eShopping portal is offering enhanced rates for a number of stores today.  Here are a few examples: BackCountry 10X Elizabeth Arden 10X Levi’s 12X Lord & Taylor 12X Saks.com 15X At the same time, the portal is offering holiday bonus miles for cumulative purchases made through 11/26/15 at 11:59:59 pm ET, as follows: $150 cumulative spend = 450 bonus miles (3X) $550 cumulative spend = 2000 bonus miles (3.6X) $1,200 cumulative spend =…

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My crazy route to Vegas. Am I done with mileage running?

mileage running

The majority of this post was written while flying the final leg of my latest mileage run.  Last year, I decided to seek top tier American Airlines status by signing up for the US Airways Preferred Trial.  During the 90 day trial period, I flew 30,000 miles in order to secure US Airways Chairman’s Preferred status.  That status, then, converted to AA Executive Platinum status when the AA and US Airways frequent flyer programs merged. …

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