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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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Amazing US Airways Availability to Europe – 6+ Seats Available for Many Dates

US Airways is offering six or more seats in both business and economy class on many of their routes to Europe and Israel this summer. The airline flies to a number of cities in Europe from both Philadelphia & Charlotte. Connections can also be made with their OneWorld partners. Usually deals like this do not last long. Awards are bookable on both the US Airways and American Airlines websites. For more details see this Miles4More post.…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Getting a second US Airways Mastercard

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   UPDATE: As of 2/13/2015 there are mixed reports as to whether Barclaycard has reprogrammed their computers to reject applicants who already have existing US Airways cards. At least one applicant reported receiving a computer reply that they already had “max # of this product.” However, other reports on FlyerTalk indicate additional cards are still being granted via instant approval or soon thereafter. I recommend monitoring the relevant FlyerTalk thread…

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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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Easy miles for US Airways cardholders

If you’re a US Airways cardholder, you probably received an email like this one: Many banks offer cardholders referral bonuses like these, but I think this one is worth calling out because it should be easier than usual to convince friends to sign up for this offer: The Barclaycard US Airways card won’t be available to new applicants for much longer The 50,000 miles that your friend earns from this signup bonus will merge with…

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