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American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum Welcome Kit

Each year after you earn an AAdvantage elite status American Airlines sends you a welcome kit. The kit generally contains some information about the AAdvantage program, a ‘signed’ thank you note from the president of AAdvantage, a brief overview of your new benefits, and most importantly, an updated AAdvantage membership card. Each welcome kit is…
My American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum Pro Welcome Kit Arrived

In 2016 American Airlines announced several major changes to the AAdvantage program. The major changes included going revenue based for 2017 and beyond and introducing a new elite status. The new elite status, Platinum Pro, helped fill the gap between AAdvantage Gold and Executive Platinum status. In years prior many AAdvantage members would simply stop…
How To Earn American Airlines AAdvantage EQD Quickly

As we approach the end of the year a lot of people are starting to scramble to earn AAdvantage elite status. Many are trying to take a few last-minute trips in order to reach the next highest level. A few of us have probably flown many more miles than we expected, but are finding that…
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…
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…
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…
Buy Up To American Airlines AAdvantage Elite Status For 2018

Toward the end of each year AAdvantage members start to realize where they’ll end up at year-end. For many of us this is a good thing. We stop and see that we’ve earned $6,000+ EQD and 50,000 EQM. That puts us above the thresholds to earn AAdvantage Platinum status until Jan 2018. However, many of…
American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum Pro Status Benefits

American has made many changes to the 2017 AAdvantage loyalty program. Changes include the reduction of Executive Platinum benefits, transitioning to a revenue based loyalty program, and the addition of AAdvantage Platinum Pro status. Today I’ll introduce American’s new elite status, explain how to qualify, and dive into the benefits offered. Overall, I find the…
Review: American Airlines Economy Class MD-80 Chicago To Denver

This year is shaping up as the best year in my traveling career. I’ve flown on nearly every wide-body aircraft in service today and flown with nearly a dozen different airlines. While it’s always fun to try out new planes and new hard products, I often notice the older generation of aircraft falls by the…
My 2017 American Express Airline Of Choice Credits Posted

One of the more difficult to use credit card benefits is the American Express Airline of Choice Benefit. The idea is simple enough. It’s a $200 annual credit card members receive to offset travel expenses. The issue is, unlike other cards the benefit is not automatic. In fact card members have to jump through a…