American Offers More Bonus Miles to Elite Members on Expensive Fares

American Airlines just announced plans to join Alaska Airlines in emphasizing the value of its distance-based loyalty program as competitors United Airlines and Delta Air Lines move to a revenue-based program. The majority of travelers will earn fewer miles … [Read more...]

Giving Up on Top-Tier Status, and Lessons for Next Year

For the first time in many years I will begin the new year without top-tier elite status in an airline loyalty program. I haven't gone insane. I just realized I had most of the benefits I needed at a price I could afford, measured in both dollars and time. I … [Read more...]

Should You Earn 7,500 American Miles with a Test Drive? What It Says about Valuing Your Time and Miles

This doesn't quite fall into the realm of deceptive deals, but I think it proves as a useful exercise in valuing miles and points. View from the Wing commented yesterday that you can now schedule a test drive with participating Cadillac dealerships and earn … [Read more...]

Earn 300 Business Extra Points for Travel by October 31

American Airlines operates a parallel loyalty program for its small business customers called Business Extra. Anyone can join and add their number to an American Airlines reservation to earn additional points for lounge passes, free flights, or even elite … [Read more...]