United Airlines Wants Your Money, Not Your Loyalty

2015 UA MileagePlus Program.

The United Airlines devaluation has been covered by a lot of others already, so I'll cover just the basics and then give my thoughts on what this means. Note that this change is in earning miles only. … [Read more...]

US Airways Charging Fuel Surcharges On Some Carriers?

Dividend Miles

Note: I debated whether to post this yesterday but decided not to. Now that another blogger has, I think it's fair game. Canadian Kilometers pointed out a FlyerTalk thread yesterday morning that … [Read more...]

American Airlines and US Airways Devalue Without Notice

AA and US

In my opinion, the dirtiest trick a loyalty program has is to raise the cost of awards without giving customers any notice. I can't think of a worse way to treat your customers, particularly the ones … [Read more...]

100K Bonus on Citi Executive AAdvantage World Mastercard!

Amazing Deal!

  Application link. This is one of those deals you're going to want to move quickly on. The Points Guy got a tip earlier today that a 100K American Airlines points offer exists for the Citi … [Read more...]

My Thoughts on the American Airlines Devaluation Fiasco

AA FB Statement

By now, most people in this hobby are aware that American Airlines "accidentally" began adding fuel surcharges to award tickets booked. That meant that for flights that would normally cost 50K points … [Read more...]

So Apparently AA Miles are NOT Devaluing…

Travel Summary

  Lucky from One Mile at a Time posted American Airlines's official statement regarding the devaluation, which basically says that fuel surcharges should not have been added to award bookings. … [Read more...]

American Airlines Miles Devalue! [Update: Maybe not!]

Travel Summary

UPDATE: Lucky from One Mile at a Time posted an update from AA, saying that it was a mistake and that fuel surcharges should not be added to AA awards. I'm not sure I buy it, but that might just be me … [Read more...]

Churn Citi AAdvantage Platinum Cards – Better than the Two Browser Trick?

AAdvantage Visa

UPDATE: This link is for the AA World MasterCard, with 50K listed on the landing page! The best public offer for the Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage Visa Signature card (that's a mouthful) is 30K … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide to Redeeming Points – British Airways Avios (and Oneworld Alliance)

The Avios award chart is different from others because it is distance-based. You can use this to your advantage!

Like I did with the United/Star Alliance post, I'm going to make an important distinction for people that are new to redeeming rewards. If you have miles with one Oneworld airline member, you can … [Read more...]

Food Wars: Domestic American Business vs US Airways First

Dinner Menu for my YYZ-LAX flight.

A couple of weeks ago I flew Business class on American Airlines from Toronto to Los Angeles. It was the first time I’d flown anything other than Economy class on American as I rarely travel with … [Read more...]