2016 American Airlines AAdvantage Changes: The Good and The Bad

It wasn’t enough that Marriott had to devastate pretty much everyone by announcing its takeover of Starwood. Now American has decided to kick us while we’re down by announcing their 2016 AAdvantage award program changes, which will go into effect on March… Continue Reading


Is the AAdvantage Program Devaluing on November 1, 2015?

Ever since American Airlines announced the merger with US Airways, there has been speculation about when the program will devalue. After all, less competition means the world’s largest airline no longer needs to be quite as generous to maintain customer loyalty.… Continue Reading


10% Redemption Bonus from the Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Red Card Already Posting

I received an email from Barclay recently, notifying me that my new Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Red credit card would arrive in April. The rebranded card already appears in place of my old US Airways Mastercard when I login to my… Continue Reading


AAdvantage and Dividend Miles Account Balances Merging

If you’ve been (im) patiently waiting for your US Airways Dividend miles to merge with your AAdvantage account, you might want to check your balance. I logged into my Award Wallet account last night and noticed an increase in the… Continue Reading


Citi Platinum AAdvantage vs. Barclay Aviator Red: Which Card Should You Keep?

With American Airlines and US Airways merging next year, the US Airways Mastercard issued by Barclays will be converted to an AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard. The new card will have the same features as the Citi Platinum AAdvantage card, leaving… Continue Reading


Unloading American Express Gift Cards via Google Wallet

Yesterday, I wrote about my $82,000 manufactured spending challenge and how I ventured away from my original plan by cashing out American Express gift cards via Google Wallet. I’ve gotten some emails from folks with questions about this and since… Continue Reading


SPG 50% Mile Transfer Bonus Ending Tonight + Discounted SPG Redemptions

Earlier this month, I wrote about the 20 % transfer bonus promotion SPG was running, which is ending today. Typically, SPG members earn a 5,000 point bonus for every 20,000 points transferred to airline miles (essentially a 25% bonus). During… Continue Reading