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Phantom Menace: An award search time suck

Yesterday, I ran into what momentarily felt like a cool discovery: the British Airways website was showing saver-level availability on an American Airlines flight I wanted to book despite the fact that American showed no saver space available. Unfortunately, it turned out to be phantom space — award seats that appear to be available online but aren’t actually available to book in real life. At least, they were phantomish (more detail below). The key takeaway was…

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Bonus miles with Alaska, AA, and United Airlines shopping portals

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping, American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping, and United Mileage Plus Shopping are all offering shopping portal bonuses starting today and valid for purchases through February 17, 2019. All three are running the same deal: Spend $200 by February 17, 2019 at 11:59pm ET, get 400 bonus miles. That’s an extra 2 miles per dollar if you spend exactly $200, so be sure to factor that in when comparing portals. Links to the offers (click the airline…

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Increased AA Bonuses: 60k Aviator Red & 65k CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum

AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard 60,000 mile signup bonus

If you’re in the market for AAdvantage miles, there are increased signup bonuses on a couple of American Airlines credit cards. One of them can be earned after your first purchase and payment of the annual fee, while the other requires $10,000 of spend in order to earn the entire bonus. Offer 1 Key Card Details Offer 2 Key Card Details Quick Thoughts The Aviator Red card has the easiest bonus to earn of these…

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AA increasing premium award prices to Hawaii, Canada joins the US

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American Airlines has announced some award chart changes that will take effect for bookings on January 16, 2019 (note that these changes will not affect bookings made before that date, even if for travel after that date — so book now to lock in current rates through the end of the schedule, availability permitting). The key part of the story here is that premium cabin awards to Hawaii are getting more expensive almost across the board (flights from…

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(EXPIRED) Wow: $420 RT nonstop Los Angeles to New Zealand

Thrifty Traveler Premium just reported an amazing airfare: $420 round trip for nonstop service from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand on American Airlines during peak New Zealand summer dates in February and March. I haven’t been able to widely replicate the fare, but it is available on some dates and that is an awesome deal for travel to New Zealand. It’s a long flight in economy class, but at this price it’s hard to beat. The Deal Round trip nonstop flights…

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(EXPIRED) Chicago to Cancun from $169 RT on AA (Basic Economy)

American Airlines is offering some great deals from Chicago to Cancun in basic economy (which still includes both a carry-on and personal item and may include a checked bag if you have one of several American Airlines credit cards Correction: A free checked bag is not included on flights to/from Mexico) from just $169 round trip on select dates in December, January, and February. The Deal Cheap American Airlines fares from Chicago to Cancun, with flights from $169 round trip on…

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Some awesome AA web specials: Austin-LA for 5K, LA-Hawaii 12.5K, more

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Is American feeling the heat from Delta flash sales? It’s anybody’s guess, but it seems that the recently-debuted “Economy Web Specials” weren’t a one-off. Gary Leff at View from the Wing reports on some much more interesting routes this time and availability that exceeds normal saver levels. While routes are still quite limited, they seem a bit more useful than the original list (and if this is a sign of regular flash sales to come,…

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Economy Web Specials From American Airlines: OW Flights From 5,000 Miles

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American Airlines has launched a new style of award tickets called Economy Web Specials. These discounted awards start at 5,000 AAdvantage miles, potentially offering good value so long as availability holds up. The first batch of Economy Web Specials is limited to six routes, so hopefully this is just a trial rollout rather than being indicative of how limited these awards will be in the future. By contrast, Delta’s latest award sale has 25 routes…

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(EXPIRED) Fly WAS / NYC / CLT To Hawaii For Under $350 RT (Basic Economy Fares)

American Airlines Sale To Hawaii

American Airlines and United are having Basic Economy fare sales from the east coast to Hawaii. Flights from New York, Washington D.C., Charlotte (and possibly more) are available for under $350 round trip. The Deal Fly to Hawaii from the east coast for under $350 from several airports and multiple airlines. Quick Thoughts Secret Flying found low fares on American Airlines from Washington D.C. and New York. For example, a round trip flight from IAD to…

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