Free 500 American Airlines Miles For Updating Contact Info

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American Airlines has a new promotion for 500 free AAdvantage miles for updating contact info on file with AA to include your date of birth and some other information. This update needs to happen before February 28, 2013. You can access this offer here.

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This offer is valid for Canada and most of the countries in the Caribbean. United Kingdom is included in the terms and conditions of this offer, but is not included in the drop down menu of countries to choose from, however. EDIT: United Kingdom has now been added to the drop down menu.

American Airlines & US Airways Merger Speculation Heats Up

There was speculation earlier in the week that the merger between AMR, the parent of American Airlines, and US Airways would be announced this coming Tuesday after AMR’s board meeting on Monday.

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It seems that the announcement is coming bit later in the week, likely on Wednesday, based on the media reports in the United States on Sunday.

American Airlines Dallas-Seoul 5000 to 30000 Bonus Miles

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To celebrate the American Airlines newest route (and hopefully make some passengers to book it as well) there is a bonus mile offer this route for travel between May 8 and August 15, 2013. You need to register for this offer using an offer code AAICN in advance of your flight. Return travel is not required. You can read more about this offer on AA’s website here.

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The number of bonus miles for a return trip in first or business class is 30K, 15K in full fare economy and 5K in discounted economy.

American & US Airways Merger Announced Next Week?

There has been a lot news lately about the possible merge of the two remaining US legacy carriers. Delta swallowed Northwest back in 2008 and Continental merged with United, although keeping the United name, in 2010.

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Now, Dallas based television station is reporting that the board of American Airlines is meeting next Monday and that the merger with US Airways may be announced as early as this coming Tuesday.

Financial Times Article About Problematic Airline Rebrands

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There was an interesting piece about some recent airline rebrands in the Financial Times. You can access the article here.

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People have very strong opinions about the recent AA’s rebranding and about United’s attempt to mix and match part Continental’s & United’s former branding. This is a very good and short read. You should check it out.

Extra Baggage Allowance & Fast Track Security New Oneworld Emerald Benefits

Oneworld alliance top tier frequent fliers have been in disadvantage compared to their Star Alliance equivalent ones when it came to extra luggage allowance based on the frequent flier status.

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Now, Oneworld alliance has announced that both extra luggage allowance (one piece or extra 20 kilos) will apply across all Oneworld alliance carriers and passengers will also have an access to fast track security lanes where available.

American Airlines Offering Targeted Fast Track to Executive Platinum Status – HVEEA

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American Airlines has also sent emails about a targeted offer for instant Executive platinum status (yesterday I wrote about similar Platinum offer). The complimentary Executive Platinum status is valid until May 31, 2013, and you can keep it until 02/2014 and receive 8 evips by flying 30K EQM/EQP by the end of May.

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American Airlines Buy AA Miles 50% Bonus (February 2013)

American Airlines has a new offer for buying some AAdvantage miles in February. You can buy up to 60K miles and get 50% bonus on purchased miles for up to 90K total miles.

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This offer is valid until February 28, 2013, and you can access it here.

New Targeted American Airlines Fast Track Platinum Offer – HVPPA

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American Airlines has been on the very generous mood with status matches, extensions, and double elite qualifying miles offers during its bankruptcy. LoyaltyLobby reader just forwarded me an email that he had received from American.

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American has made an offer for instant Platinum status until May 31, 2013, and extending it until February 28, 2014, for flying 12K miles or earning 12K elite qualifying points. And just for registering for the offer, American would deposit 20 500 mile upgrades that can be used to upgrade around 10K flown miles on American from economy to business.

Double Miles at Fairmont Hotels Until April 30 (Book By Jan 31)

Fairmont is offering double airline miles (American Airlines, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, United & Air China) for stays until April 30, 2013, that are booked using “Everyone’s an Original Winter” offer by January 31, 2013. You can access this offer here.

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There are some blackout dates that are property specific. The base number of miles (500) is doubled. The doubling of miles doesn’t apply to the elite bonuses.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

American Airlines & Qatar Codesharing Commences on February 26

American Airlines & Qatar Airways have reached an agreement about codesharing each others flights. Qatar Airways is a Oneworld candidate and is expected to join the alliance in late 2013/early 2014. You can read AA’s press release about this agreement here.

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American Airlines will place its code on Qatar’s flights from the United States and major European gateways like London to Doha, and beyond.

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