Daily Archives: Jan 22, 2013

Targeted Offers From American Airlines for Double Elite Qualifying and Award Miles & Evips

American Airlines had number of offers for double elite qualifying and redeemable miles in 2012. The airline also had a direct status match offer for Executive Platinum status for United 1K’s and later an expedited requalification offer as well.


Now, American has sent number of offers for targeted audience for double elite qualifying miles, double elite qualifying points, double redeemable miles, and for couple of complimentary eVips. The promotional period for earning double miles is between January 22 and February 22, 2013.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Gold Status Match Campaign


These status match offers from number of airlines come and go yearly. Last year, I took advantage of status match offers from Alaska, Etihad and SAS. They can come handy for extra miles, lounge access, and for matching with other airlines.


Now, Air France-KLM has a status match campaign for Flying Blue Gold status from any alliance. Airlines don’t normally match within an alliance, but this would indicate matching from other SkyTeam airlines as well.

My Hotel Program Strategy for 2013


The number of hotel nights that I have stayed at the hotels yearly hasn’t really fluctuated for close to ten years (as I have been living out of them). The hotel chains that I have frequented, however, has changed from year to year.


At the top tier level, the hotel chains are interchangeable. What matters to me most, are the quality of the promotions that the hotel chain is offering i.e. if someone is running an unlimited free night promotions, I will move all of my stays for the promotional period there.

Starwood Third or Fourth Night Free Rate Promotions for Malaysia & Indonesia


Starwood has a new third or fourth night free rate promotion for Starwood resorts in Bali, Langkawi and Lombok for stays by May 31, 2013, that are booked by March 31, 2013. You can access the Starwood’s page for this promotion here.


As always with these rate promotions, you should check ALL the rates that are available for your dates and compare them. The promotion code for the third night free is Z3R and for the fourth night free Z4R.

Free and Bonus Points for Signing Up American Airlines AAdvantage Eshopping Mall

Over the years, I have made lot of purchases using airline related shopping portals during promotional periods. Now, American Airlines (or Cartera) is offering 100 bonus miles just for signing up, 300 bonus miles for any purchase, and extra 600 bonus miles for a purchase of $100 or more. You can access this offer here.


This offer is only available for those that haven’t signed up for AA’s online shopping portal previously. These free miles will extend the validity of your American Airlines miles if you haven’t had or not going to have any activity for a while.

Etihad’s Double & Triple Miles Offer for Business & First Class

Etihad just sent out an offer for double miles for business class and/or triple miles for first class for travel between January 21 and February 4 that is valid ONLY for bookings that are made from January 20 to February 3, 2013. This appears to be a targeted offer and you can access it here.


The other year, I credited bunch of business class flights that I took on Sri Lankan to Etihad. There weren’t any better choice for them. In 2012, I took advantage of Etihad’s offer of matching a status with a competing airline. I am now Etihad Gold until sometime in 2014.

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