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Buy points for less: When does it make sense to jump on a deal?

There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of sense.  If you know what you’re doing, it’s often possible to save a lot of money or get a much better experience.  For example, you may be able to spend $50 on points to book a hotel that would have cost you over $100 if you booked the hotel for cash.  Or, maybe you were planning to pay $2,000 for an international…

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(EXPIRED) Japan Airlines First class Sydney to Tokyo wide open for 60K miles

Executive Traveler reports that Japan Airlines has adjusted its schedule to add flights with a first class cabin between Tokyo and Sydney beginning on September 1, 2020. These flights are widely available for 60K American Airlines miles one-way and many have 2 seats available in first class. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a long first class flight for a bargain price if you have travel planned between the regions. You may even find a chance…

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Easy AA miles w/ new bank account through Bask Bank

View from the Wing reports on a new, easy, and potentially fairly lucrative offer to earn miles with a savings account from Bask Bank. While many long-time readers will remember BankDirect, this is actually a different account that I believe is backed by the same entity (Texas Capital Bank, N.A.). This Bask Bank account works similarly, but is better in many ways. I’m only half sold on the long-term value proposition, but I was sold…

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(EXPIRED) American Airlines SimplyMiles Offering 5x Bonus AAdvantage Miles

SimplyMiles 12.19.19

Update 12/23/19: My initial assessment of how the 5x is calculated for fixed-rate bonuses was incorrect – it turns out this promotion is much more rewarding than I’d been expecting. I spent $200+ at Best Buy a couple of times recently with a Mastercard that I’d linked to the SimplyMiles program as I had two Best Buy offers – one for 1,000 bonus miles and one for 750 bonus miles. The 5x quintupled both those…

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Pluses and hidden devaluations in AA’s dynamic pricing for domestic awards

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Yesterday, American Airlines debuted fully dynamic award pricing. We now see prices running the gamut from a few thousand miles (5K or 6K) up to hundreds of thousands of miles one way on some international routes. I set out to write this post intending to offer what I expected would be a contrarian opinion: to argue that the move to dynamic pricing isn’t that bad after all and might even be a good thing in some…

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[Update: Shutdown emails received] American Airlines shutting down some accounts for churning

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Update 12/16/19: A round of emails has gone out today letting people know that they have officially been shut down. The email indicates that their American Airlines AAdvantage account (and any others under their control) has been closed, miles forfeited, award tickets cancelled, and that they are banned from future participation in the program. If you have cause to concern about upcoming award travel, you may want to think about backup travel options. (H/T: Doctor…

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(EXPIRED) 84K RT business class to Europe on AA from regional airports

American Airlines is offering web specials to Europe in economy, premium economy, and business class. Business class at 84K round trip is a standout value, especially with availability from many smaller airports — though the web specials in economy and premium economy could also be attractive depending on your cities and dates. The Deal American Airlines is offering web specials to Europe that are widely available from many regional airports with the following prices: 34K RT in economy class…

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Some Hyatt elites getting AA Executive Platinum

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Earlier today, One Mile at a Time reported on the fact that some Flyertalk members with Hyatt Globalist status have been reporting being targeted to receive American Airlines Executive Platinum status. That’s awesome for those targeted. However, if you haven’t yet received a phone call from Hyatt, it might be worth proactively reaching out to your Hyatt Concierge as we’ve received one report of a member being targeted this way. A targeted offer, but reaching…

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(EXPIRED) Good biz class availability to Tahiti from LAX

Air Tahiti Nui currently better-than-average availability for two passengers in business class from Los Angeles to Tahiti. Most of the departures for two passengers are Sundays to Wednesdays, but the good news is that it is fairly widely available through the end of the schedule. The Deal Award space for two passengers in business class on Air Tahiti Nui between Los Angeles and Pepeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia Search and book awards at AA.com Key Details Taxes & fees are $5.60 leaving the…

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