Category Archives: American Airlines

“The Lights Went Down, a DJ Appeared Out of Nowhere, Strobe Lights Came on and the Restaurant Filled up With Dancers”

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Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Saving for a Dream

Nancy’s blog Saving for a Dream focuses on traveling with a family of 5, living on a tight budget, and how to save money on Disney vacations.  Her goal is to be debt-free (including mortgage), travel with her family, pay for her kids’ college education, and be financially independent during retirement.

And she’s giving away a $25 Disney gift card.

Saving For A Dream Interview With Nancy

Colorado Vacation: Cabin in the Mountains

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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The Quick Route to American Airlines Elite Status

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You can get American Airlines elite status quickly by doing an elite status challenge.  Elite status can make your travel more comfortable and efficient because you’ll get priority check-in, security screening, and boarding!

The Quick Route To American Airlines Elite Status

Sit Closer to the Front of the Plane With American Airlines Elite Status

But for most of us, elite status isn’t worth the hassle because we can get the same key benefits from credit cards.

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Cancellation Policies of Major US Airlines & Online Travel Agencies

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Miles and points enthusiasts are usually meticulous in planning their travels, but sometimes life gets in the way and we have to change our plans or cancel altogether.

Or other times folks might jump on a low or mistake fare and realize afterwards that it doesn’t work for their schedule.

If you need to change your plans, airlines and online travel agencies (OTAs) like Orbitz, Expedia, and Priceline all have different cancellation policies.  And with airlines, fare rules can be rather complicated.   So here’s a rundown of what to expect when you cancel a ticket!

Cancellation Policies Of Major US Airlines And Online Travel Agencies

Changing or Cancelling a Ticket? Do You Know Your Airline’s Policy?

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The Cheap Way to Cancel British Airways Award Tickets!

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Million Mile Secrets reader Weltall emails:

I used British Airways miles to book an American Airlines flight from Miami to South America.  If I need to cancel my trip, how much does it cost to get my miles back?

Cancel British Airways Award

How Much Will Weltall Pay to Get His British Airways Avois Points Refunded?

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Can You Use Your Deceased Partner’s American Airlines Miles?

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Million Mile Secrets reader Mary emailed:

My husband passed away 3 months ago. Can I use his accumulated American Airlines miles to buy an airline ticket for my son?

Use Your Deceased Partners American Airlines Miles

American Airlines Rules State You Can Not Transfer Miles From a Deceased Spouse but There Might Be an Exception

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