American Airlines AAdvantage Extends Status By 12 Months & Adds Other Positive Enhancements

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American Airlines finally announced AAdvantage status extension for an additional twelve months through January 31, 2022 and also reduced the qualification level for the current membership year.

As a very (maybe THE most) noteworthy improvement is that miles earned from American Airlines co-branded credit cards will once again count towards the Million Miler status.

American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles Up To 65% Bonus Though May 3, 2020

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American Airlines has launched a new offer to buy AAdvantage miles with an up to 65% bonus through May 3, 2020.

The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses is 150,000 per calendar year, and the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days.

The Last Holdout: What Is American Airlines Strategy In Withholding Elite Status Extensions?

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American Airlines is the last holdout of the legacy carriers that still hasn’t announced any relief effort for their AAdvantage Elite members for the current and coming membership year.

Pretty much all competitors have now published a complimentary elite status extension policy for their customers but so far it’s been crickets from American.

American Airlines AAdvantage Enhances Alaska Earnings

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American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced back in February (read more here) that Alaska would join the Oneworld Alliance in the summer of 2021. They enabled earning miles on each other’s flights on April 1 (read more here).

There was a disparity between earning Alaska Miles on American and AAdvantage miles on Alaska. Mileage Plan members had rich earnings and elite bonuses for AA flights, while this was not the case the other way around. American has now partially fixed it. 

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] AMERICAN AIRLINES Amsterdam to Honolulu from 1,555€

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Amsterdam and Hawaii. This fare is also being matched by Delta and United.

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American Airlines 60% International Capacity Cut Summer 2020

American Airlines yesterday released its international summer schedule for 2020 that will see the airline reducing its capacity by 60% compared to 2019.

The airline is reducing Pacific capacity by 80%, Atlantic by 65%, and Latin America by 48%. American is also suspending 25 seasonal summer services until 2021.

American Airlines & Alaska Enhanced Partnership Begins

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American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced back in February (read more here) that Alaska would join the Oneworld Alliance in the summer of 2021.

The airlines announced then that members of AAdvantage and Mileage Plan would again start earning miles on all flights sometime this spring that is now enabled effective April 1, 2020.

American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles Up To 100% Bonus Though April 12, 2020

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American Airlines has launched a new offer to buy AAdvantage miles with a highest-ever offered bonus of up to 100% through April 12, 2020.

The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses is 150,000 per calendar year, and the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days.

Airfare of the Day: American Airlines FIRST CLASS Los Angeles (LAX) to New Orleans (MSY) from $295 OW

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their first class sell-up one way non-refundable fares between Los Angeles and New Orleans.

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Will American Airlines Extend Elite Status Through 2021?

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With air travel worldwide coming to a virtual stop, airlines first reaction has been (understandably) to adjust their capacity to barebone operations (like Cathay Pacific), or even to complete shut-off mode (like Austrian or Brussels Airlines) in order to preserve their cash flow and financial viability.

During this past week there’s been a second wave of reactions regarding the airline’s elite members and what the implications of the COVID19 pandemic are on their requalification processes.

Airfare of the Day: American Airlines/British Airways BUSINESS CLASS London (LHR) to San Francisco (SFO) from £1,572

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their business class up-sell round trip fares between London and San Francisco.

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World Of Hyatt & American Airlines AAdvantage Fast Track Offers Are Back For 2020

Worlds of Hyatt and American Airlines launched a partnership in 2019 (read more here) that allows elite members to earn both points and miles for hotel stays and flights.

American Airlines & World of Hyatt Reciprocal Fast Track Offers

Both offered a fast track to each other’s elites when this partnership was introduced and have now brought it back for 2020. Hyatt also offered American Airlines Executive Platinum-status for select Globalist members in 2019 (read more here, here and here).

American Airlines Change Fee Waiver For Tickets Issued March 1 – 16, 2020

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Airlines in the United States are trying to stimulate demand by offering change fee waivers for newly issued tickets as the coronavirus continues to spread even within the US.

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American Airlines is the latest airline that is offering waivers for tickets issued between March 1 – 16, 2020. Fees are waived for one change that is made at minimum 14 days before the original departure flight.

American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles Bonus + Discount Though March 6, 2020

American Airlines has launched a new offer to buy AAdvantage miles with a combined bonus + discount through March 6, 2020.

The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses is 150,000 per calendar year and the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days.

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