News You Can Use – Free American Airlines Status, 1,300 American Airlines Miles for $1, Cheap Business Class Flights to London & Paris, & More

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News You Can Use – Free American Airlines Status, 1,300 American Airlines Miles for $1, Cheap Business Class Flights to London & Paris, & More

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1.   American Airlines Is Offering Elite Status (Targeted)

Via The Points Guy, American Airlines is sending out emails and mailers to select loyalty program members to earn Gold or Platinum elite status through May 31, 2016.  All you have to do is sign-up with the supplied promotion code by February 22, 2016.

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Were You Targeted for Free Gold or Platinum Elite Status on American Airlines? Check Your Email or Mailbox to Find Out!

To keep the status through 2017, you’ll need to earn 7,000 EQMs (elite qualifying miles) for Gold status.  And 10,000 EQMs to keep Platinum status.  Some commenters report slightly different offers.

Elite status members get perks like free upgrades, free checked bags, and bonus miles on flights.

Check your email inbox, or regular mailbox, to see if you got the offer!

2.   Bonus Miles for $1 or $12 Magazine Subscriptions

Link:   American Airlines Shopping Portal

Link:   United Airlines Shopping Portal

Link:   Southwest Shopping Portal

Folks on Reddit report you can earn bonus miles when you sign-up for Barron’s or the Wall Street Journal for only $1 through airline shopping portals.

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Want Extra Miles? Purchase a Financial Magazine Subscription for $1!

You can earn:

Folks also report you can cancel your subscription after the 12-week subscription period ends and still earn the miles.  That should be enough time for the bonus miles to post.

Even with the $12 subscription for 1,100 Southwest points, you’ll come out ahead.  1,100 Southwest points are worth between ~$16 and ~$19 toward Southwest flights.  And almost double that if you have the Southwest Companion Pass.

And, you’ll get 3 months of financial news for nearly nothing.  Sounds like a good deal to me! 🙂

3.   Fly to London in Business Class for $1,300 Round-Trip, or Paris for $1,600 Round-Trip

Link:   La Compagnie Fare Sale

If you want to plan a trip to London or Paris, you can get a great deal on La Compagnie’s all-Business Class flights!

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Fly to London for $1,300 Round-Trip, or to Paris for $1,600 Round-Trip in Business Class With La Compagnie From New York (Newark)!

Book round-trip flights from Newark to London in Business Class for $1,300 by February 29, 2016.  And round-trip flights from Newark to Paris for $1,600 round-trip!

The Paris flights didn’t have an end date.  But I’d book sooner rather than later to be on the safe side!

I found flights in June, at the beginning of the busy tourist season for the promotional rates from Newark to both London and Paris for sale!

Keep in mind these flights will NOT earn you miles or points.  And La Compagnie only operates 1 flight each way per day.  So if you have any delays or cancellations, there can be a long wait to get help.

That said, this is a fantastic deal to fly to Europe in comfort this summer!

4.   WOW Air Wants to Add 1 More US Route to Iceland

Link:   USA Today Interview With WOW Air CEO

In an interview with USA Today, WOW Air’s CEO said:

We expect to announce at least one more destination in 2016.  Certainly there will be a lot more in 2017 and going forward.

This is exciting news for folks who like to visit Europe for cheap!

It comes on the heels of new routes from California and frequent fares for $99 1-way from Baltimore and Boston.

New cheap flights and more options are always welcome!  I had a good experience flying WOW Air to Iceland.  And found Icelanders were much kinder than I expected!

Budget airlines are also a fantastic way to see more of Europe.

Let me know which of these deals is your favorite!

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Has anybody received the bonus miles from this promotion? (WSJ or Barrons)

wonder if you earn FF points for buying visa gift cards? I see STAPLES purchases earn 2 pt/$$

Not able to find Barron’s and WSJ on AA portal. Can someone send a link which works?

I tried to find Barron’s on United and American’s portals and they both say Barron’s does not currently participate in the program. What gives?

Actually, I think I’m too late:

I get this for AA and United.

Store Search Results1 Match Found for “barrons”

Barron’s does not currently participate in the program.

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