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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…
AAdvantage Mileage Run 2017: Introduction

Hello and greetings from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Vietnam! It’s already been a long day or so of travel and I have several more ahead of me. Surprisingly I feel great. I’m trying to stay on Central Standard Time (CST) throughout this whole trip. The goal is to minimize jet lag by staying on…
How Should I Get To Vietnam For My 2017 Mileage Run

A few weeks back Qatar Airways sold some incredible business class fares. I jumped on the opportunity and purchases two of them without really considering a major factor. In order to take the trips I’d have to get to Vietnam. The cheap business class fares originated in Vietnam. I considered this when I booked my…
My Insane American Airlines Year End Mileage Run

For months now I’ve been been trying to find inexpensive premium cabin OneWorld flights for a good old fashioned American Airlines mileage run. I even discussed a few of my favorite mileage run ideas a few weeks ago. Well it seems I’ve come up with my solution and I have to admit it’s totally insane.…
American Airlines Mileage Run Ideas 2017

It’s hard to believe we’re nearly half way through 2017. For the first quarter of the year I was on pace to earn AAdvantage Platinum Pro status (new in 2017), but as the year progressed my travel has slowed considerably. Given my current EQD and EQM I’ll be lucky to earn AAdvantage Platinum organically. Since…
American Airlines AAdvantage Gold Segment Run

A few weeks ago I received an email from American Airlines which promoted the ability to purchase either AAdvantage Gold or Platinum status directly for just $500 and $1,300 respectively. Then I completed some last-minute flights which put me even closer to qualifiying for AAdvantage Gold and a second email arrived which reduced the outright…

When traveling I always consider the type of aircraft servicing the route. Often I select flights based on the type of aircraft. This strategy is sometimes flawed as equipment swaps occasionally happen, but for the most part I have had an enjoyable experience. Recently, I flew on American Airlines’ new 767 Retrofit from Miami to Chicago and…
Miami American Airlines Mileage Run

I decided since I had some free time that I would take another Mileage Run to earn a few miles before I got busy again. This post may be a long one, but it was a wild ride and the post should contain some good tips for mileage running. Booking My American Airlines Mileage Run…