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

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This is the 1st of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for.  These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page.  My other UK airline and […]

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 […]

American Airlines free UK credit card now offering 15,000 miles bonus

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American Airlines has tripled the sign-up bonus of its UK credit cards from 5,000 miles to 15,000 miles. Whilst a far cry from the amazing 35,000 miles they offered last year, this is still a very good offer for a free card. Here is the […]

New American Airlines ‘buy miles’ bonus – up to 40%

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American Airlines is at it again, offering a generous bonus when you purchase their miles.  This deal offers a bonus of up to 40% (better than recent offers) and is valid until April 30th. You can buy via this page, click on the AA logo. […]

Earn 1,300+ free American Airlines miles with their Facebook game

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After the British Airways Avios Suitcase game on Facebook (which keeps adding the odd extra badge, do revisit from time to time!), American Airlines has now launched its own. It is called ‘AAdvantage Passport Challenge’ and you can find it at Facebook here. It is […]

US Airways (convert to American) and Miles & More ‘buy miles’ bonuses – any good?

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Two new ‘buy miles’ promotions have launched in the last couple of days. The first, with a novel format, is from US Airways. It is offering a mystery bonus.  You will receive a bonus of either 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of your miles.  Luckily, you […]

25% bonus when you convert hotel points to American Airlines miles

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American Airlines has copied BA’s popular promotion and is offering a 25% bonus when you convert your hotel points into American Airlines miles. You can find full details of this promotion here. The important thing to note is that not all hotel schemes are included.  […]

The top UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

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(EDIT:  This article was updated in April 2014, the numbers are current as of 1 April) It is almost a year since I last looked at this topic.  There have been a lot of changes and new launches since then, so I thought it was […]

30% off American Airlines miles – and extra 10% off until TOMORROW

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American Airlines is offering yet another promotion for buying miles. This one (a 30% bonus) is less generous than the one which ran in January (33%).  However, the reason I am bothering to mention it is that you will receive an additional 10% discount if you buy […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 12 – Redeeming Avios for ‘no tax’ US domestic flights

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The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. With the US being a top tourist destination for Brits, it is worth remembering that Avios can have […]

Up to 33% bonus when you buy American Airlines miles (and AA’s ‘sweet spots’)

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American Airlines is again offering a bonus of up to 33% when you buy miles. The deal is valid until 31st January It is worth saying up front that this deal is nowhere near as good as the 50% bonus offer that we saw in […]

50% bonus miles when flying American Airlines or US Airways

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I don’t usually cover bonus promotions on non-UK frequent flyer programmes on Head for Points.  However, I have made an exception for this one because a lot of readers will have an American Airlines account.  I have also mentioned the AA / US Airways merger […]

Amex Plat lounge shenanigans – Cathay Gold extended, AA/US going, Delta charging?

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By coincidence, three pieces of news have come up in the last few days regarding the airport lounge access that American Express Platinum cardholders receive. 1 – The deadline for applying for the Cathay Pacific Gold Card (=BA Silver) has been extended to 31 March […]