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After having spent last week in Colombia and taking a quick trip to Orlando, I’m now on my first pure mileage run of the year, headed to Panama City. Mileage runs used to be a large part of my life back in the day, so it’s sort of fun to be on one again. I do recognize I’m getting old, though, because I can’t handle domestic redeyes as well as in the past (even in flat beds). On the plus side, the sunrises never get old.
Next week I’ll be starting a really fun trip, and should also have the Iberia/LAN/Oman Air/Air France trip report completely finished by mid-week. After that I plan on writing about my trip to Australia and New Zealand over New Years, so stay tuned for that.
Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my all around favorite mileage currencies, as they have a unique array of partners, favorable award redemption rates, and allow free stopovers on one-way award tickets (one of the few airlines which allows that nowadays).
As a matter of fact, I’d say the relative value of Mileage Plan miles is increasing even further, given the upcoming devaluation of AAdvantage miles on March 22, 2016.
If you don’t yet have the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express, this is the best offer we’ve ever seen on the card, and I’d highly recommend applying.
Not only is this sign-up bonus great, but the cards have long term value as well.
My favorite perk is on the SPG Business Amex, which offers club lounge access at Sheraton properties. That’s a huge benefit for anyone who stays at Sheratons with any regularity.
An OMAAT reader posted in the Ask Lucky forum recently, asking how elite benefits and upgrades work if you book American Airlines flights through Citi ThankYou.
Tickets booked through Citi’s website using ThankYou points are unique, in that they’re treated the same as any other purchased tickets. These aren’t award tickets — they’re eligible for mileage accrual, upgrades, status benefits, etc.
So, how do you actually go about getting your AAdvantage number on a reservation booked with Citi ThankYou points?
TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos
Get Bonus Points For Referring Friends To The SPG Amex
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Biggest Sign-Up Bonus Ever On The SPG AmEx!
Should You Buy Starpoints For 25% Off?
Details Of New Chase Freedom Unlimited Card
Earn $29 For Referring Someone To TopCashBack
American Status Benefits On Tickets Booked With Citi Points
TRICKS: Redeeming Miles
Delta Doesn’t Want You To Use Your Miles For “Free” Travel
25% Off JetBlue Award Tickets
6 Great Uses Of Alaska Miles
Redeem Starpoints For Design Hotels
2016 Hyatt Diamond Upgrades Are Now Available
FlyingBlue’s March Promo Awards — Save On Business Class
Delta Improving Diamond Upgrade Benefits In 2017
Oddities With Hyatt Diamond Suite Upgrades Expiring Today
Don’t Forget: Last Day To Book SPG Awards Before Category Increase
25% Bonus When You Convert Marriott Points Into United Miles
TRAVEL With Lucky
Is Airplane WiFi Safe?
I’ve Had Enough — I’m Disabling Blog Comments!
I Received My 2017 Platinum Copa ConnectMiles Membership Kit
How Was My American Million Miler Flight?
American Airlines’ Foreign Based Flight Attendants
REVIEWS & Trip Reports
Review: Oman Air Business Class A330 Bangkok To Muscat
Review: Oman Air Lounge Bangkok Airport
Review: Oman Air Business Class A330 Muscat To Bangkok
Review: Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi Resort & Spa
My Experience With The LAX International Terminal Connector
Review: Oman Air Lounge Muscat Airport
Review: Oman Air Business Class 787 Frankfurt To Muscat
My First Time In American’s New 777-200 Business Class
Review: LAN Business Class 787 Madrid To Frankfurt
NEWS & Updates
Samsonite Buys Tumi In $1.8 Billion Deal
WOW Air’s New GAY Plane
Status Of Qatar Airways’ New Business Class Seat
Qatar Airways Fires Pilots Responsible For Miami Accident
San Jose Snags Another Transpacific Flight
Details Of Emirates’ New 777 Business Class
Emirates Launches Longest Flight, Cancels Second Longest Flight
US Airlines Announce Desired Routes To Cuba
Singapore Airlines Reducing Suites Class Capacity In 2017
Hyatt’s Newest Hotel Brand: Unbound Collection
What Happens When You Steal From A North Korean Hotel
Amex Sells Costco Portfolio To Citi In Billion Dollar Deal
How To Save Money On Gogo Inflight Wifi
Delta’s New Oscars Themed Safety Video
US Senator Wants To Regulate Airplane Legroom
Chase Freedom Changes Could Be REALLY Positive
Huge Changes Coming To The Chase Freedom?
I hope everyone has a great weekend!