Today we’re sponosored by by AAdvantage®. We’ll put up a couple of our finds, but you have the opportunity to win 2500 AAdvantage® miles by submitting the best AA Deal of the Day. Scour their website, find a great fare, fill us in on a great AA promo and you could fatten your AAdvantage® balance by sharing what you found. Just add your “find” to the comments tonight by 11:59pm EDT. Good Luck and Good Hunting.
Have United elite status? Match it on American! According to the thread, it may only be available for 1K GS elites, but it is still worth it to try if you want the status.
[Mileage Run] You can fly from SFO-SAP via DFW or ORD for as low as 3.6 CPM when you apply the double EQM bonus that American is running from SFO to ORD/DFW. This was still available as of 11:30 this morning.
If you’re flying Air Berlin in the next couple weeks, make sure to register for double miles from AA!
Lucky has a great post about why he thinks AA miles are becoming the most valuable of the US based carriers.
Starting tomorrow, you can get up to 5X AA miles when staying at Hyatt. It’s part of their new promo that runs from May 1 to Aug. 31.
Some of the deals /tips posted by readers in the comments section from this morning are:
Gary G from PIT reminds us that you can hold AA bookings — If your fare qualifies for this feature, you will see the “FREE 24 Hour Hold” option at the bottom of the “Review and Pay” page during your booking process.
Jeff B shows us how to get 1761 miles through a short WSJ subscription for under $16
The winner from Friday’s Deal of the Day is Steve with “how to use the OpenTable and IDine smartphone apps to not only find close restaurants but also how to rack up some easy points.”. See his comment for all the details. Steve please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you your prizes.
The Starwood Preferred Guest(R) Credit Card from American Express is a transfer partner of the AAdvantage® program. Transfer SPG points 1:1 to AAdvantage® and get a bonus 5,000 miles when you transfer 20,000 points.
Citi Prestige® Card
- Annual Fee: $450 fee
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The increase to 50,000 ThankYou points for the Citi Prestige card may be a signal that Citi wants back in the game, big time. The sign-up bonus has just been increased to 50K points from the previous 30K offer. An added benefit is a $250 annual air travel credit each calendar year -- so, if you sign up in April, you'll receive the credit this year, and again in January of next year -- which more than covers the $450 first year fee. When you add in lounge access for you and up to two of your guests, you’ve added another $400+ in value. One more benefit worth mentioning is the fourth night free for any four-night hotel stay booked through Wagonlit Travel. And lastly is the $100 statement credit when you sign up for Global Entry and pay for it using the Prestige card. Don’t forget the ever-growing number of airline transfer partners that work with the ThankYou points program.
- $250 Air Travel Credit each year
- Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
- Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
- Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
- Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
- Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
- 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases