Archive for the ‘AA’ Category

Have A Citibank Checking Account? Get 10,000 AAdvantage Miles For Opening Up A Debit Card For $25!

July 20, 2007

Offer Linky

I’ll take another 10K miles for $25 any day.
No purchases necessary.

Repeat after me:

I will never ever make a purchase using a debit card.

Another Special Edition Of Citi Reduced AAdvantage AAwards!

July 17, 2007

Related Post:
AAdvantage Credit Card Reduced Mileage Awards For July-September 2007 Linky

These are valid from any US48 city for AA flights between September 7, 2007 and November 14, 2007.
You must be a Citi AAdvantage cardholder to book travel.
Just call 800-882-8880 to claim the award and reference the award code listed next to each destination.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Coach: 17,500 CBPLMM18
Business/First: 52,500 CBPLMM53

Fort Myers, FL
Coach: 17,500 CBPLM18
Business/First: 37,500 CBPLM38

Tampa, FL

Coach: 17,500 CBPLM18
Business/First: 37,500 CBPLM38

Jacksonville, FL
Coach: 17,500 CBPLM18
Business/First: 37,500 CBPLM38

Honolulu, HI
Coach: 27,500 CBPLM28
Business/First: 67,500 CBPLM68

Kona, HI
Coach: 27,500 CBPLM28
Business/First: 67,500 CBPLM68

AA Launches 12 Hour Confirmed $25 Standby!

July 16, 2007

AA announced that you can now confirm a seat for $25 for a same day travel flight change within 12 hours of your desired flight.

Previously you had to do it within 3 hours of your desired flight.

This change will make it much easier to confirm a change to switch to a flight later than your original flight, rather than be limited to changing to an earlier flight becuase of the 3 hour rule.

The best thing about confirmed standby is that it works even on mileage and priceline tickets, which normally do not allow standby at all!

Here’s hoping that other airlines will match this customer-friendly policy change!

-Only available for domestic/caribbean flights.
-No changes are allowed in origin/destination airports.
-Changes to the connecting airports are allowed.
-Changing from an itinerary with a stop to nonstop or vice versa is allowed!

PR Linky
Confirmed Standby Linky

Hurry! AA Deal Finder-Only Available To The First 100,000 Downloaders!

July 15, 2007
AA’s deal finder is a small downloadable application that will check multiple times daily for cheap AA fares when running in your system tray.
You just tell it where you want to go, for what dates, and for what price, and when a match is found it will tell you!

Whe you download the app. you will also receive personalized offers based on your travel interests (in your DealFinder profile) and exclusive discounts and promotions!

An Attempt At Clarifying People’s Confusion Regarding Starpoints…

July 5, 2007

Note: Even if you didn’t follow these steps and you signed for the starwood credit card before getting a starwood number, you will still have a starwood number, and possibly multiple numbers if you have more than 1 credit card.
Just call up AMEX to find out what it is, and then register it on
If you have multiple numbers then call Starwood to merge the accounts.

Many people have emailed me and commented that although I am always posting great uses for Starpoints, I do not make the process entirely clear.

Another point of confusion among some people seems to be where the points are stored.

For starters, here’s a point of comparison:
Having points with Starwood is just like having miles on American Airlines(AA)!
-With both AA and Starwood you have a mileage account, in which you collect “miles” (AAdvantage miles with AA or Starpoints with Starwood).
-They both have affiliated credit cards, AA has one issued by Citi and Starwood has one issued by Amex.
-Every month Citi automatically transfers your miles over to your AA account, and every month Amex automatically transfers your points into your Starwood account.
-Both the AA and Starwood credit cards have signup bonuses and both cards can be churned (meaning that the signup bonus can be earned multiple times.)
-Both the AA and Starwood credit cards come in consumer and business versions.
The business versions generally have more benefits. (AA’s business card earns double miles for AA tickets, and the Starwood business card saves you up to 5% on stuff like Delta or Jetblue tickets and Fedex with Amex Open Savings)

Having said that, here is a step by step process of turning starpoints into free tickets.

Step 1: Go to (SPG stands for Starwood Preferred Guest.)

Step 2: In the middle column it says, “JOIN STARWOOD PREFERRED GUEST”
Enter in your Email address and click join!

Step 3: Fill out your personal information, make a user ID and password, and get a SPG Starpoints number.


Step 5:Open up a consumer and business starwood amex card to receive 20,000 starpoints for signing up.(Links for the best offers can be found at the top of this site. The consumer version currently has a sweet bonus offer worth up to 25,000 starpoints!)
Be sure to enter in your Starwood number that you just received into the application forms!

Step 6:
You will see the points from the starwood credit cards show up into your starwood account within a week of when the statement closes.

Step 7:
Decide what you want to do with your starpoints! Read about the options in the knowledgebase!

Let’s say that you want to transfer the 40,000 starpoints you have (because you have churned each of the starwood cards) into 100,000 kilometers on LAN in order to get a ticket from Chicago-Tel Aviv (cost=95,000 kilometers).

Step 8: Go to the knowledgebase and find the link to get 5,000 free kilometers for signing up for a LAN account.

Step 9: Sign up for the LAN account and keep you user ID, password, and LAN number in a safe place.

Step 10: Click on the following link to take you to the transfer points page: Starpoint Transfer Linky

Step 11: Go to Airline transfer, and click on “transfer now.”

Step 12: Login to your starpoints account when prompted.

Step 13: Choose to transfer to LAN Lanpass, at a ratio of 1 starpoints=2 lanpass kilometers. You also get a bonus 10,000 kilometers for every 20,000 starpoints that you transfer, so (contrary to what the starwood site itself may indicate) 40,000 starpoints will net you 100,000 kilometers.

Step 14: When the kilometers show up in your Lanpass account call up LAN to book your mileage ticket to Israel. They should ticket you on British Airways via London.

Some tidbits that you may not know:
-You can transfer starpoints between any starpoint account in your household simply by giving starwood a call!
-You automatically become elite (preferred plus level) when you have the starwood AMEX card! With preferred plus elite status you get a free room upgrade upon check-in and a guaranteed 4pm late checkout at any Starwood brand hotel!
-You can sign up anyone in your family for a Starwood AMEX card and give AMEX your starwood number. All of the points earned will conveniently automatically go into your account!

BOILING HOT! 20% Off Select AA AAwards If You Have A Citi AA Credit Card!

June 29, 2007

Reminder: The 20% off mileage tickets must be booked by 06/30!

Originally posted 06/07.
Don’t forget: Now would be a good time to transfer 20,000 Starwood points for 25,000 AA miles!

Please Note: This is a separate promo from the Citi Reduced Mileage Awards that allows you to book award tickets for as little as 17,500 miles. That offer is only good for a limited number of select destination cities determined each quarter.
This promo can be used to and from any city within the defined regions.

Offer Linky
Available awards at 20% less miles:
(28,000 miles from the east coast to Hawaii is an amazing deal!)

Book by 06/30, travel between 08/22-11/16.
To book travel with this offer you must call 1-800-882-8880

Within Continental US/Alaska/Canada:
Coach: 20K
Business: 36K
First 48K

Within Continental US/Alaska/Canada+Mexico/Carribean:
Coach(09/07-11/14): 20K
Coach(08/22-09/06): 24K
Business: 48K
First 64K

Within US/Alaska/Canada/Mexico/Carribean+Hawaii:
Coach: 28K
Business: 60K
First 76K

AAdvantage Credit Card Reduced Mileage Awards For July-September 2007 Released!

June 24, 2007

Reduced mileage awards is one of the quarterly benefits of the AA Credit Card.

Q3 Reduced Mileage Awards Linky
Fly to select cities worldwide for 7,500 less miles than American Airlines regularly charges!

Sample Destinations-Valid From Any US48 City:
17,500 Miles:
-Palm Springs, CA
-Dominican Republic (Off-Peak)
-S. Maarten (Off-Peak)
-Bermuda (Off-Peak)

32,500 Miles:
-Buenos Aires, Argentina (Off-Peak)
-Montevideo, Uruguay. (Off-Peak)

Have A Citi AA Credit Card And Traveling Through An AA Hub Within The Next 2 Weeks? Get 500 Miles For Free!

June 12, 2007

For the next 2 weeks there are Citi kiosks in AA’s hub airports (DFW, JFK, MIA, and ORD) giving away free 500 mile certificates to Citi AA credit cardholders.
Limit 1 certificate per cardholder per day.

AA Miles Auctions For Citi AA Credit Cardholders!

June 12, 2007

Auction Linky
Just curious-with a week left for the auction, who is bidding over 200,000 miles for lifetime Gold Elite status?
After all, AA gives Gold status for completing an easy challenge and lifetime gold is given out for free to all who cross the million mile mark…

SMOKING HOT(For Brits) 50% Off Economy And 20% Off Business Class AA Round Trip Transatlantic Tickets Originating In The UK!

June 8, 2007

Although the terms of the offer do not specifically say that it is only valid from the UK, that it what the UK based agents are saying.
If anyone finds otherwise please leave a comment!!!

Offer Linky
Book by 08/31/07.
Travel between 11/01/07-12/14/07 and 12/25/07-03/20/08.