Use Avios on the new AA Birmingham and Edinburgh to New York routes

American Airlines

In a major boost for anyone looking to use Avios points for long-haul flights from regional airports, American Airlines has announced new routes from Birmingham International and Edinburgh to New York. Flights will launch on May 8th next year and will operate daily. From Birmingham, […]

DEAL DEAD: AA First Class Heathrow to Los Angeles wide open in April and May

AA First Class suite

(This deal is now dead as AA has pulled the availability. Looks like it was a mistake, although if you booked it you are safe.) This is one of the rare ‘middle of the day’ posts that I run when something very interesting crops up. […]

15,000 free American Airlines miles with their UK credit card

AA credit card

American Airlines has tripled the sign-up bonus on its UK credit cards from 5,000 miles to 15,000 miles for the second time in 2014. Whilst a far cry from the amazing 35,000 miles they offered in early 2013 – which was probably the best sign-up […]

100% bonus when you buy US Airways miles (convert in 2015 to American Airlines)

US Airways

US Airways is offering a bonus of up to 100% when you buy its miles. You need to log in via this page to access the offer. You receive a 25% bonus for buying up to 9000 miles, 50% for buying 10000 to 19000 miles, […]

Read Ian’s tier-point run diary …. 1390 BA tier points for Brussels to Hawaii!

Hawaii

A couple of months ago I posted a link to Will’s online diary of his slightly crazy tier point run to reach British Airways Gold Guest List status in the quickest time possible. It was a popular post, so I am pleased to also recommend this mini-blog […]

New American Airlines ‘buy miles’ bonus – up to 30%

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American Airlines is at it again, offering a bonus when you purchase their miles. This deal offers a bonus of up to 30% and is valid until July 31st. Whilst not as generous as the deal they ran in April, the fall in the value […]

New Avios flight finder tool – pick a date, see what cities are available

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American Airlines recently launched a new interactive map to help people find reward seats. It is pretty effective and it would be good to see British Airways launch something similar.  Until they do, though, you will find that the AA version still does the job […]

20% bonus on Starwood transfers to American and US Airways

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For some reasons we don’t know about, Starwood Preferred Guest was not included in the current 25% bonus for transferring your hotel loyalty scheme points into Avios. American Airlines and its new sister company US Airways have stepped into the breach with an offer of their […]

Last chance for 15,000 American Airlines miles with a free credit card sign-up

American Airlines

A quick reminder that TOMORROW (Monday) is your last chance to apply for the American Airlines credit cards to benefit from the current 15,000 miles sign-up bonus. Whilst a far cry from the amazing 35,000 miles they offered last year, this is still a very […]

Virgin, AA and United credit card offers extended – and a new Etihad Guest deal

Credit cards

A quick heads up that MBNA has extended the current sign-up offers on three of its airline credit cards. The impressive Virgin Flying Club offer has been extended from 30th June to 14th July.  This offers 10,000 miles for the free White card and 30,000 […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for May – summary of top deals

Credit cards

I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the screen for May. A few new deals were launched during April – I will summarise the current special offers and their closing dates below.  Of most relevance to HFP readers, the sign-up bonuses […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (1): American Airlines AAdvantage American Express & Visa

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This is my review of the American Airlines AAdvantage credit card issued in the UK by MBNA. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will […]

Big American Airlines devaluation unleashed with no notice

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American Airlines did an excellent job of wiping out a hard-earned reputation for good standards with its AAdvantage programme by announcing (or, more accurately, not announcing) a massive raft of changes. With no warning, a new series of reward charts has appeared on the AA […]