Category Archives: American Airlines

Worth It to Keep 2 American Airlines Credit Cards?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Juli, commented:

I have two American Airlines credit cards, the Citi® / AAdvantage®
Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard®
 and Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard.  Are both of these cards worth keeping?

Great question, Juli!

The 2 cards have very similar perks.  You get bonus miles on American Airlines purchases, a free checked bag, and a 10% rebate when you redeem miles for award flights.

Because these 2 cards have an annual fee and similar benefits, it’s probably not worth keeping both.  The only exception is if Juli plans to spend a lot on the cards to earn American Airlines elite status.

But before Juli cancels one of the cards, she should consider the application rules for each bank.  This can make it easier to earn more American Airlines miles with future sign-up bonuses!

Keep 2 American Airlines Cards

There’s a Strategy for Folks Deciding Between Which American Airlines Card to Keep in Their Wallets!

I’ll explain which American Airlines credit card Juli should keep!

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A Free Week in Hawaii With Miles & Points Is Easier Than You Think!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

A Free Week In Hawaii With Miles Points Is Easier Than You Think

View from the Top of the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

Harry is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A big thank you to Harry for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Which Airline Is Best for AMEX Business Platinum Pay With Points?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Kim, tweeted:

Any advice on how to pick the best airline for The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN to get 50% points back with Pay With Points

Fantastic question, Kim!

Using AMEX Pay With Points with the AMEX Business Platinum card is a flexible way to book flights without blackout dates.  And you’ll get 50% of your points back for coach tickets booked with Pay With Points.  But only on your selected airline.

Plus, the AMEX Business Platinum $200 statement credit for airline incidentals only applies to your selected airline.  So this can impact your decision, too.

AMEX Business Platinum Airline Choice

Thinking About Which Airline to Choose for AMEX Pay With Points? I’ll Help You Decide!

I’ll explain if there’s a benefit of choosing one airline over another!

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Blog Giveaway: $200 American Airlines Gift Card!

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Emily and I are thankful for the support of our readers!  So this week we’re giving away a $200 American Airlines gift card!

Blog Giveaway 200 American Airlines Gift Card

Jump On the Next Airfare Sale to Europe, and Use a $200 American Airlines Gift Card to Save Even More

I’ll show you how to enter!

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“Nothing Is as Humbling as Seeing Thousands of Graves at the Normandy Invasion Beaches”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  The Traveling Professor

Steve writes The Traveling Professor to give tips and pointers to readers and travelers.  You can also find him on Facebook! And if you have any questions, you can email him here.

The Traveling Professor

The Professor in Florence

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

I became an American Airlines AAdvantage member on August 24, 1984.  I have Platinum elite status.  And I am a “Million Miler” with 1,495,955 miles flown in the air.

However, I estimate I have earned over 10,000,000 miles & points through flying, credit cards, credit card bonuses, and through other miles earning opportunities.  I started collecting miles & points with my American Airlines AAdvantage account. Continue reading

Earn a Big Bonus When You Buy or Gift American Airlines Miles

Want more American Airlines miles for a trip you’re planning?

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, American Airlines is giving bonus miles to folks who buy at least 10,000 American Airlines miles through January 3, 2017.  Up to 120,000 bonus miles!  The more miles you buy, the higher the bonus.

This deal could be good for y’all who need extra miles for a great redemption.  Or if you want to fly Business Class or First Class at a big discount!  I’ll explain.

Earn A Big Bonus When You Buy Or Gift American Airlines Miles

Buy American Airlines Miles and Visit Athens in Business Class for Cheaper

I’ll give you the details of this deal, so you can decide if this American Airlines promotion is right for you.

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50% Bonus When You Buy British Airways Avios Points – 6 Days Only!

Do you have plans for a short flight coming up?  You might benefit from this offer from British Airways!

Via One Mile at a Time, British Airways is selling their British Airways Avios points with a 50% bonus until December 5, 2016, at 6:59 pm Eastern Time.

British Airways Avios Points Discount

Hop Around Europe for Cheap With British Airways Avios Points. I’ll Show You How!

I’ll help you decide if this is a good deal for you!

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How-to Guide for Free American Airlines Elite Status (Free Checked Bags & More!)

I let you know how to get free oneworld Ruby elite status on American Airlines that comes with free checked bags, priority check-in, and priority boarding.  It’s through an offer for free Silver elite status with Air Berlin which is equivalent to oneworld Ruby status.

But after registering for the deal, you need to add your Air Berlin frequent flyer number to your American Airlines ticket.  And some folks asked if we can show you how to do that.

American Airlines Elite Status

I’ll Show You How to Add Your Air Berlin Frequent Flyer Number to Your American Airlines Ticket to Enjoy Perks Like Free Checked Bags. That Can Save You a Lot of Money!

So here’s a step-by-step guide to add your Air Berlin frequent flyer number to your American Airlines ticket!

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Trick to Keep Your Airline Miles From Expiring Using Uber

With most airline loyalty programs, you have to earn miles or use them by a set date to prevent them from expiring.

To reset the clock, there’s an easy way to to earn airline miles from Uber rides.

Use Thanks Again to earn 25 points on every Uber ride (even cheap fares).  Then, transfer the points to 7 eligible airlines to keep your existing miles or points from expiring.

Earn Airline Miles With Uber

Tick, Tock! I’ll Show You an Easy Way to Earn Points to Keep Your Airline Miles From Expiring With Uber Rides!

I’ll show you how it’s easy to earn and redeem Thanks Again points to keep your airline account active!

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What to Do With Points Scattered in Different Programs

Million Mile Secrets reader, Joe, tweeted:

I was wondering what I should do with my rewards points.  I have 600 JetBlue points, 1,200 IHG points, 2,000 Delta miles, and 800 Virgin America miles.

Thanks for the question, Joe!

You can’t do much with a small amount of points in different loyalty programs.  But there are plenty of ways to quickly earn more rewards, so you can get Big Travel with Small Money.

What To Do With Points Scattered In Different Programs

Don’t Have Enough Miles & Points for a Free Trip? I’ll Show You How to Earn the Extra Rewards You Need!

I’ll help you quickly reach the number of miles & points you need for a well-deserved vacation! 🙂

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