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Ranking the Three Major U.S. Airlines

Ranking the Three Major U.S. Airlines

There have been numerous changes implemented and announced by the three major U.S. airlines, United, American and Delta, in recent months with modifications to frequent flyer programs, credit cards, bank relationships, planes, routes and service.

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10 Ways to Redeem Miles on American Airlines for Maximum Value

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Everyone talks about the amazing trips you can take by redeeming frequent flyer miles, but just how much value do they really provide? This article takes a closer look at ten great ways to redeem miles through the AAdvantage program operated by American Airlines.

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How to Earn 200,000 AA AAdvantage Miles So You Can Fly in Premium Class

Despite the recent devaluation, AAdvantage still remains one of the most valuable frequent flyer programs in North America. There are many reasons for that, one of which is the sheer number of American partner airlines you can fly on using AAdvantage miles. Between the oneworld alliance and additional airline partnerships, American has 22 strategic partners that can take you to every corner of the world.

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Best American Airlines First and Business Class Redemptions

As we discussed earlier, not all business or first class seats are worth spending miles and efforts. In the last few years, airlines have done a great job designing new aircraft and retrofitting the old ones with swankier-than-ever premium class seats. Of course, the mile price of these seats is also higher than ever, but it’s still be a great deal, especially if you are embarking on a major trip and eager to arrive rested and ready to enjoy your destination right away.

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How to Avoid Baggage Fees on American Airlines

Paying extra to check your bag on any airline stinks, but it’s the new normal these days. However, savvy travelers like you can get around these fees. We’ll show you the ways in which you can avoid baggage fees on American Airlines flights.

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Fly From Los Angeles to Tokyo on American Airlines

American Airlines will be flying nonstop to Tokyo from Los Angeles starting on February 11, 2016. Tickets are on sale now. Tokyo’s endless skyscrapers and frenetic pace draw countless visitors, but its modern side is balanced with age-old Japanese traditions, such as sushi, sumo wrestling and tranquil garden retreats. American’s new route will make it even easier to explore everything Japan’s capital city has to offer.

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Big Bonus Offers: Earn 100,000 Miles or More

There are a few promos offering big bonuses in the six-digit range this summer. Here’s an overview of how to get those massive miles, and some ideas for spending your earnings. What would you do with that many miles?

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The City of Pearls: Hyderabad, India

The City of Pearls: Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad sits at an ancient crossroads of commerce, and was once famous as a pearl and diamond trading center. Still known as the City of Pearls, its centuries-old shopping bazaars offer modern and exotic goods from all over India. This 400-year-old city on the banks of the Musi River is full of striking Qutb arches, royal palaces and minarets.

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Earn Miles While Helping Others

Thanks to partnerships between airlines and charities, you have the opportunity to reap reward miles for your generosity. Call it aviation altruism, if you will.

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Serene and Mysterious Mount Koya, Japan

Serene and Mysterious Mount Koya, Japan

Nestled between eight mountain peaks in Japan, Mount Koya was once home to just one Buddhist monastery. The area, known locally as Koyasan, has since grown into a small, tranquil town with about 120 temples.

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Medellin’s Magnificent Mountain Setting

Medellin's Magnificent Mountain Setting

Nestled among seven hills, it almost feels like Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia, was built especially for tourists. That wasn’t always the case. In the 1980s and 1990s, it was home to drug cartels and intense violence. But city planners have transformed the area into an international tourist destination.

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The Mountainous Mediterranean Island of Corsica

The Mountainous Mediterranean Island of Corsica

The French island of Corsica is not only Napoleon’s birthplace, but also an idyllic land of deep forests, stylish coastal towns and craggy peaks. Much of the island remains undeveloped, adding to the natural beauty of its stunning coastlines and mountains.

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Earn Bonus Miles From the Middle East to the Far East

You’re probably already planning your annual summer vacation. Have you considered going someplace you can’t drive to? It might be time to think outside the box and visit a far-flung destination.

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Tourists are Flocking to Oman’s Outstanding Beaches and Rich History

Tourists are Flocking to Oman's Outstanding Beaches and Rich History

Oman, a Middle Eastern country bordered on three sides by the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea, is undergoing a tourism boom.  The country’s miles of pristine beaches, rich history, friendly people and stable political regime all but ensure a steady influx of travelers.

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Get 3,300 American Airlines Miles from T-Mobile or Sprint

Get 3,300 American Airlines Miles from T-Mobile or Sprint

T-Mobile and Sprint are offering 3,300 American Airlines miles to new customers. Be sure to sign up with T-Mobile or Sprint through the AAdvantage eShopping mall.

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Gifts for Mom and Miles for You

Frequent flyer virtual malls are all abuzz with pollen-filled bonus miles and many other Mother’s Day deals. Although flower purchases offer the most miles per dollar and significant flat-rate bonuses, there are plenty of options for earning extra miles. It’s a win-win situation–a gift for mom and some miles for you.

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AT&T and Verizon are Offering 4,300 AAdvantage Miles

Shop online and get bonus miles

AT&T and Verizon are offering 4,300 AAdvantage miles for activating a new 2-year agreement through American Airlines eShopping mall. The phone service contract must include a voice plan. Data only plans are not eligible.

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Merger Update: American Airlines and US Airways

If you’re a member of the American Airlines AAdvantage program and/or US Airways Dividend Miles, you’ve no doubt been trying to keep up to date on the changes that are in store as the two airlines merge. Here’s what’s happening as of spring 2015.

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Should You Ever Buy Miles and Who Sells Them?

Once you’ve learned a bit about redeeming frequent flyer miles, this thought will probably cross your mind:“What if I just buy miles at a discount?” While it would still be out of pocket, you’d essentially pay less for that plane ticket especially when booking a long-haul international flight in a premium cabin. So, is buying miles an effective strategy for the frequent flyer? Let’s dive in and find out.

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Visit the European Capital of Culture: Mons, Belgium

Visit the European Capital of Culture: Mons, Belgium

You may have never heard of Mons, Belgium, but that’s about to change. The latest CNN report on top travel destinations puts it in the spotlight as one of the prime places to visit in 2015, and for a good reason.

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