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Exciting American Airlines 2018 Mileage Run Opportunity

Sadly there isn’t much time left to attain American Airlines AAdvantage status in 2017. If you haven’t already qualified or aren’t close it may be time to give up. I say this because it might be better to save your money this year and use those funds to get a head start of 2018 status. The…
Hurry: Book Holiday American Airlines Award Flights Now

American Airlines has been pulling back sAAver level award availability for a while now. I often can’t believe how hard it is to find a simple award flight from a hub city to one of their smaller markets. Usually, availability is especially restricted for holiday travel. After all, restricting sAAver level awards during peak travel…
Delta To Further Restrict Sky Club Access For 2019 And Beyond

A few days ago Delta Air Lines announced a new policy that limits access to Delta Sky Club lounges for passengers with Sky Club memberships. This new policy won’t go into effect until Jan 1, 2019 so the airline is giving members plenty of time to decide if membership is still worth it. However, this…
Oops: I Almost Missed My Qatar Airways Flight!

I don’t want to jinx myself (maybe I shouldn’t write this down), but I’ve only missed one flight in my entire life. Nearly two years ago now I missed a flight from Chicago to Atlanta which continued on to Miami. That trip was one of my first Mileage Runs and ended up being incredibly stressful.…
Review: Asiana Airlines 747-4 Business Class Seoul To Ho Chi Minh

To begin my outrageous Qatar Airways year-end mileage run (to earn American Airlines AAdvantage status) I needed to first get to Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. Obviously this required a long series of transpacific positioning flights. During my search I found several reasonably priced economy class options, but instead decided to book a business class…
My Final American AAdvantage Buy Up Offer To Executive Platinum

A few weeks ago American Airlines started sending AAdvantage members buy up offers. These offers allowed AAdvantage members to buy up from their current elite status level to a higher level for 2018. Additionally, when a member takes AAdvantage of the offer they’ll receive status within 24 hours of payment. When I received my first…
Review: Asiana Airlines A380 Business Class Los Angeles To Seoul Incheon

After spending a few hours in the fantastic LAX Star Alliance Business Class lounge it was finally time to board my Asiana Airlines business class flight to Seoul on the incredible Airbus A380. This flight was one of two positioning flight to get me to Vietnam to begin my insane 2017 Qatar Airways Mileage Run.…
Review: Star Alliance Business Class Lounge Los Angeles International (LAX)

During my positioning trip to Vietnam to begin my Qatar Airways mileage run, I first had a stop in Los Angeles. After paying a quick visit to the United Club in LAX Terminal 7 I decided to take the long walk over to the Tom Bradley International Terminal to visit the impressive Star Alliance Business…
How Long Do Qatar Airways Flights Take To Post To AAdvantage?

Hello and greetings from Chicago! I’m back home after a week of flying to and from Vietnam during my incredible 2017 Qatar Airways Mileage Run. During that time I took several Qatar Airways flights and credited each of them to American Airlines’ AAdvantage frequent flyer program. It’s always quite nerve-racking when waiting for partner flights…
My New Insulting AAdvantage Platinum Pro Buy Up Offer

Update: I assumed and hoped this would be the case, but a few hours after posting this article my buy up offer once again changed. This time American offered that I pay just $495 to buy up to AAdvantage Platinum Pro Status. This updated offer is more in line with approximately how far away I…