• American Airlines Boeing 777

    Let’s drink: free drinks on American Main Cabin Extra are here!

    If you are at all involved in the world of miles and points, and more importantly, if you have any interest in flying American Airlines you’ve probably heard about their recent in-flight upgrades. Specifically, American announced late last year that they would be adding complimentary beer, wine, and spirits to their Main Cabin Extra (MCE) seats.  While the process of rolling this out has been confusingly drawn out, it was recently confirmed that on July 5, 2018 this new feature would be available. And here we are, July 5 — should I fly today just to make sure they followed through? While that won’t happen, I did have to book some travel on…

  • American Airlines Boeing 777

    Should you get a credit card for an airline you fly regularly?

    Starting this blog, and diving in head first to the world of points and miles has been such a good experience. I have learned so much, and hopefully able to help some people along the way. But one of my favorite things is being able to help those closest to me. In order to learn more, I am consistently looking for “use cases.” In other words, I am constantly asking my friends and family about their credit card strategy, travel plans, award redemption’s, etc. I admittedly get the occassional sigh and eye-roll, but so many people are missing out on hundreds of dollars every day because they haven’t taken the…

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    The terms to American’s status match are…stupid

    Over the coming weeks I will talk a lot about my upcoming move. In short, I have relocated with my work to the Washington DC area, a long time dream of mine, and what that means here is that a lot of my travel changes. I will still be traveling with the same frequency, but obviously out of a different airport. So the biggest thing I have to decide is where I want to keep, or shift, my loyalty. I alluded to this point earlier with my thought that maybe I’d transfer my loyalty from Delta to United.  That was with the thought that I’d be flying from Washington Dulles,…