AA.com Showing Phantom Qantas Availability

While I am generally not a fan of the American Airlines website, it usually is a great way to confirm oneworld award space (for the airlines that are displayed), after checking the British Airways website (which occasionally displays phantom award space). Usually when searching for oneworld flights to Europe, I will use AA.com first as it tends to be more accurate and show more connection… Read More

Avoiding American Airlines AAdvantage Close-In Booking Fee

American and United Airlines love to charge a $75 USD “close-in” booking fee when redeeming miles for flights within 21 days of departure. The close-in booking fee is a total scam because it does not cost American or United any more money to issue a ticket closer to departure. Thankfully, there is a creative way to avoid the AAdvantage close-in booking fee. I already mentioned how… Read More

Flying American Airlines For The First Time – I Loved It?!

Up until a few days ago, I had never flown American Airlines. Never. I’ve redeemed well over a million miles through their frequent flyer programme, but I had actually never flown the airline. Why? Because I’ve always listened to horror stories about how bad flying American Airlines is… well, either AA improved overnight or I’m just crazy.. because I loved it. Flying American Airlines on three… Read More

60k American Airlines AAdvantage Miles for $95

I love Barclaycard – they’re the only bank that hasn’t ever disappointed me. The customer service is great, the card products are awesome, and they frequently increase the signup bonus on their most popular credit cards. Barclaycard issues some fantastic Travel Rewards Credit Cards and Point Rewards Credit Cards which can earn you a ton of valuable miles/points. Right now, the popular AAdvantage® Aviator™ Red World Elite Mastercard®… Read More

U.S. AAdvantage Agents See More Etihad First/Business Award Space!

Etihad First/Business Class is incredible. The airline features an amazing First Class Apartment on their Airbus A380 aircraft, which they fly to New York, London, Paris, Sydney, and Melbourne. I’ve flown Etihad First Class around five times already on all of their A380 routes and all I can say is that I’m always left in awe. The product is truly stunning and nothing like it… Read More

Alaska and American Airlines Baggage Interlining Sucks!

Alaska and American Airlines are great partners! Said no one ever… In general I try to avoid American Airlines, while their miles might be useful (or were before March 2016), I’ve never had a great experience with them, ever… I mean who doesn’t love to fly an MD-80 these days? Not to mention the *going for great* customer service they have, sure they may be the… Read More

Booked: Etihad First Apartment – Melbourne to Abu Dhabi!

In a few weeks, American Airlines AAdvantage will be significantly changing their award chart and some awards will go up a lot of miles in price, therefore it is best to book aspirational awards before 22 March 2016. One of the most “hot” awards with AAdvantage right now is the Etihad First Apartment for as little as 40k miles. You can change the date/time for FREE with… Read More

Booking Etihad First Apartment using AAdvantage Miles

I primarily fly with the Star Alliance network as their carriers are world-class and feature amazing First and Business class experiences. However there are still aspirational premium cabins on other airlines outside of the Star Alliance that I want to try in 2016 – the main one being the Etihad First Apartment on their Airbus A380. Etihad Airways and American Airlines currently have a partnership… Read More