News You Can Use – Free Internet, American Airlines Reduced Miles Awards, 300 Free La Quinta Miles, & 50 Free ANA Miles

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News You Can Use – Free Internet, American Airlines Reduced Miles Awards, 300 Free La Quinta Miles, & 50 Free ANA Miles

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1.   Free In-Flight AA Wifi.   Million Mile Secrets reader Louis (thanks!) has generously donated 1 code for free internet on an American Airlines flight which expires on September 30, 2012.

Here are the details!

Code: 9694473djcyp

To redeem your code, simply follow these steps:
1. When in the air, connect to the “gogoinflight” Wi-Fi network and launch your browser.
2. Select the “FLIGHT PASS”, click “BUY”, and log in.
3. On the PAYMENT INFO page, enter your PROMO CODE and click “APPLY CODE”.
4. That’s it! You’re free to surf the skies.

2.   Free Boingo Wi-Fi at Airport.   The Traveler’s Loophole reports that Boingo is offering free internet at certain locations which includes New York – JFK, Seattle and Chicago airports up to the end of September.

3.   American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards.   AAdvantage Geek reports that the Q4 American Airlines reduced mileage awards are out!  If you have a Citi American Airlines card, you can redeem 7,500 less miles for awards to certain US and Canadian cities.

So instead of paying 25,000 miles for a round-trip coach award ticket within the US, you pay only 15,750 miles.  That’s because you also get a 10% mile rebate or 1,750 miles back if you have a Citi American Airlines credit card.

You can’t book these awards online, but have to call and pay the $25 telephone booking fee.  However, you can always try to ask for it to be waived since you can’t book these awards online.  I don’t expect it to be waived, but it doesn’t hurt asking.

These awards are also supposed to be only for round-trips, but *some* folks have managed to get 1-way awards at the lower rate, but I wouldn’t count on it always happening!

4.   300 La Quinta Points.  Traveling for Free reports that you can get 300 free La Quinta hotel points by watching a video.

5.   50 Free ANA Miles.   One Mile at a Time posted a link to a quick survey for 50 free ANA miles.

ANA stands for All Nippon Airways and you really want these 50 free miles because ANA has one of the best free tools for searching for Star Alliance awards (United, Lufthansa etc.), and you need to have a few miles in your account to get unrestricted access to the tool.  Here’s the sign-up page for the ANA Frequent Flyer program.

I’ll write a post on how to search for Star Alliance awards using the ANA tool, but here’s a post from Hack my Trip to get you started.

You can also use the Aeroplan website (Air Canada) or United website, but in my experience the best way to find flights is to search segment by segment starting with the long-haul international segment first.

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damn United can’t even see the seats…. they can’t even see half of the things that is even open on their website? Weird.. she say she can only see flight flyin over the Atlantic but nothing over the Pacific??? look like I’m stuck with bookin thru United site. : (

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@Tommy – I’d hang up and call back a few times before throwing in the towel.

Still haven’t seen ANA 50 pts yet.. but weird thing today.. I was search on United for award travel IAH – SGN.. and nothing is available. All those seats I found yesterday and early in the week are all gone. IS united updating ? but on ANA site still show seats.. just harder to find cause we have to find seg by seg.

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@Tommy – If ANA is showing segments, you can call United to book those seats.

Hey, D –

Please discard my email above. My bad! I got confused by their similar names, i.e. ANA v.s. Asiana Airlines. I am so embarrassed and I wish I could pull my email back. 🙂

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Million Mile Secrets

@JW – No worries!

Hey, D –

I used the ANA Frequent Flyer program link (https://cam.ana.co.jp/amcmember/amcentry/SendAreaInputEnSrv) in your posting to open an account. Got a 10-digit ID member ID and then went to ANA Club login page (http://us.flyasiana.com/Global/MyAsiana/Login/FAbcLogin001.jsp) to log in. Surprisingly, it said my member ID was invalid. So, I went to Asiana’s web site to check out their sign up page. It looked totally different than what “your” link provided. Plus, “your” link asked for a 4-digit password v.s. 6-15 character on ANA’s web stie.

I am VERY concerned that if the page I used to enter my personal information was not a real ANA club sign up page and, therefore, it caused an identity thief risk. Do you know anything about this? What is your advise? Thanks.

OK ..so I use the ANA to find segments. and it show Economy awards seats are open.. but how do I know how much pts are the seats? Trying to book saver econ seats from IAH – NRT – SGN, which United dont show anything open for the entire jan-feb 2013.

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@Tommy – Since you are using United miles (you are only searching using the ANA website), you will pay according to the United award chart – 32,500 in coach or 60,000 for a 1 way business class seat at the low level. You will have to call United, feed them the segments and pay the $25 ticketing fee to book the award.

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