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30,000 miles to nowhere. Progress and plans.

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. 2,000 miles earned, 28,000 to go Last weekend…

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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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US Airways 60K-ish offer

Update: The version of this offer that gives 10,000 anniversary miles is for US Airways Dividend Miles elite members only. There have been numerous reports of non-elite members being automatically denied when applying for this version of the offer. Barclaycard has just enhanced their US Airways credit card offer. They are now offering 50,000 miles after first purchase (previously 40K).  That’s a fantastic offer considering that there is no minimum spend requirement.  The $89 annual fee…

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The last great mileage run

Mileage running is a dead sport.  People used to purchase flights and fly the longest, cheapest routes they could find just to earn miles and status.  Today, for most people in the United States, mileage running no longer makes sense. If your goal is to earn miles, you can do much better by signing up for a few credit cards, shopping through online portals, or maximizing credit card category bonuses. If your goal is elite…

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Buy AA miles for less than a penny each, automatically

Great news for those who have the version of the US Airways credit card that automatically awards 10,000 bonus miles each year.  Barclaycard has announced that this benefit will continue once the US Airways and American Airlines loyalty programs combine. This means that, regardless of other benefits of the card, paying the $89 annual fee is like buying American Airlines miles for less than a penny each (.89 cents each). It’s very important to note,…

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Airline devaluations, convoluted awards, #milemadness, Serve on-again, and Staples gift cards

AA and US Airways begin their merger devaluations The following bullet points are borrowed from One Mile at a Time: American has eliminated distance based oneworld Explorer awards American has eliminated stopovers at the gateway city on AAdvantage awards American has created multiple tiers of AAdvantage standard award levels US Airways has created multiple tiers of Dividend Miles standard award levels US Airways has raised the cost of Dividend Miles business class redemptions between the…

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Catching up

Lots of miscellaneous things going on… Delta award bookings Last week I reported a way to book multiple saver level awards when Delta shows just one saver level seat available (see “Booking Delta awards when you love your spouse“).  I ran a simple test to see if I could repeat the process and I was half successful.  First, I booked a saver level business class award to Asia for my wife.  Then, the next day…

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Does the US Airways share your miles promo make a case for cash back?

Through October 15th, US Airways is offering a 100% bonus on shared miles.  During the promo, when you transfer miles from your US Airways account to another person, US Airways will give the recipient twice as many miles (up to 50,000 bonus miles).  And, it should be possible for the recipient to turn around and share miles back to you.  As a result, this is a fantastic way to buy US Airways miles cheaply. Miles…

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Home Improvement bonus points everywhere

This quarter, everyone wants us to shop at Home Improvement stores.  Below are the deals I’ve been offered.  Some are targeted to specific individuals, some are not.  If you qualify, don’t forget to register! Chase Freedom This quarter, Chase offers 5% cash back on up to $1500 in spend with the Freedom card at restaurants, movie theaters, and Lowe’s. If you have a premium Ultimate Rewards card in addition to the Freedom card (such as…

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