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30,000 miles to nowhere. Lessons learned so far.

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. In the process of conducting and writing about…

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30,000 miles to nowhere. Hacking companion mileage runs

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. US Airways Companion Certificates Remember these things?  Those…

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30,000 miles to nowhere. Amazing fare!

This is just a quick note for anyone seeking US Airways elite status through the Preferred Status Trial program (see “30,000 miles to nowhere. Let’s do it!”)… US Airways is offering an incredible fare between Las Vegas and Philadelphia (in either direction).  Round trip goes as low as $75.  Or, find one-way flights for only $41!  Hurry, though, these fares won’t last long.  These fares are available for various dates in January and February.  Some…

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30,000 miles to nowhere. Let’s do it!

30,000 miles

In my post “The last great mileage run” I described a one time opportunity to get top tier AAdvantage elite status (Executive Platinum) by enrolling in and completing the US Airways Preferred Status Trial.  Enrolling in the trial costs between $200 and $600 depending on which status level you want to try out (Silver, Gold, or Platinum).  Then, if you fly 30,000 miles or 40 segments within the 90 days of the trial, you’ll earn…

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