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American Airlines Adds Shuttle Service Between Chicago And New York

Today was a big day for American Airlines. Earlier today the airline officially announced several additional routes for 2018 and beyond. American added a few international destinations to their route network; namely Budapest, Prague, and Reykjavik. Additionally, the airline added a few new, much less exciting, domestic destinations such as South Bend, IN. The press…
Retrieve A British Airways Booking Reference From An American Airlines Record Locator

One of the most frustrating things about traveling with OneWorld carriers is that you booking reference or record locator might not be the same among airlines. Some airlines use the same reservations system which makes this process much easier, but other do not. Specifically, American Airlines record locators are not the same as other OneWorld…
American Airlines Executive Platinum Upgrade Cleared Early

So this is pretty interesting. The other day I was browsing the American Airlines Flyertalk forum and came across a thread discussing upgrade notification emails. Specifically, the thread was asking what happened to the automated emails you used to receive when your American Airlines upgrade clears. Most of the people writing in the thread agreed…
Future Business Class Seat Wish List

While spending nearly a week of my life in various business class seats during my Qatar Airways Mileage Run I’ve gotten a fairly good understanding of what makes an average business class seat and a great business class seat. During that time I also spent a lot of time thinking about what the “best” business class…
Convert Marriott Rewards Points To AAdvantage Miles

The other day I received a very curious email from American Airlines. The subject of the email introduced an “exclusive offer” to convert Marriott Rewards points to AAdvantage miles. Even better, you’d earn a 30% bonus for doing so. Upon receiving the email I instantly became excited about the opportunity. I’ve had a large stash…
Air New Zealand’s Excellent Advertising Videos

Airlines are always coming with clever advertisements and generally I find they fall flat. After all airlines generally aren’t fun, exciting, or inspiring. Airlines are essentially busses in the sky and there isn’t anything inherently entertaining about that. Considering the products they offer I imagine it’s difficult to come up with marketing content that people…
WOW: Delta Raises Medallion Diamond MDQ Waiver To $250K Annually

Nope, that isn’t a typo. Delta Air Lines announced today a new requirement for the 2018 Medallion Diamond elite EQD waiver. The 2018 requirement of $250,000 represents a 1,000% increase over the current requirement. What Are MQD’s? Several years ago Delta Air Lines introduced a revenue requirement to their Medallion loyalty program. This new requirement…
Everything You Need To Know About American Airlines Basic Economy

Well, the world as we know it is officially over. Ok fine, maybe things aren’t bad. However, as of today every legacy US Airline offers Basic Economy fares on domestic flights. Today, September 5, 2017, American Airlines launched basic economy fares on nearly every domestic route in the airline’s route network. I first heard the…
Everything You Need To Know About United Airlines Basic Economy

United introduced Basic Economy fares a few months ago and it seems the fares with all their restrictions are here to stay. In fact, United recently doubled down on basic economy and expanded the fares to even more markets. This expansion comes just after United announced the rollout of these restrictive fares has been less…
How I Booked A $20 Flight To Denver Without Points

One of the questions I get most often these days is “how do I book a cheap flight from a to b?” It’s an interesting question and one that I typically can’t answer. I wish the answer was simple. I wish I could simply say “book on Tuesday” or “book 3 weeks before your scheduled…