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Huge Airline News – Alaska to Reconnect with American and Join Oneworld – Details & Our Preliminary Thoughts
Huge Airline News – Alaska to Reconnect with American and Join Oneworld – Details & Our Preliminary Thoughts

Huge Airline News – Alaska to Reconnect with American and Join Oneworld – Details & Our Preliminary Thoughts

Introduction Today was supposed to be Hyatt day at Middle Age Miles (and we’ll eventually get there), but huge airline news that promises a dramatic impact on the travel and points-and-miles world broke this morning. Alaska Airlines has announced that…

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A Good – but Ironic – Result from AA Customer Relations
A Good – but Ironic – Result from AA Customer Relations

A Good – but Ironic – Result from AA Customer Relations

Introduction Regular readers of Middle Age Miles know that my AAdvantage account is currently locked despite no violations of program terms, causing much frustration and consternation: Middle Age Miles: Locked by AA – My Data Point with Details & Thoughts…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges

We’re chock-full of Middle Age Miles News & Notes on MLK Day after a long flight from DFW to Seattle. But first, a quick moment in honor of Dr. King and his contributions to America and our civil rights movement.…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/10/20 – MGM; AA Vacations; Best Western; Hilton; Alaska; LifeMiles; Hyatt-AA

No doubt, the biggest news in the credit card/points-and-miles world this week has been the impending changes coming to the Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) card. We’ve been digesting that news and thinking through the CSR value proposition and strategies in…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/5/19 – Staples VGC deal; new AA & UA club access restrictions; Timberline Grill out of PP; new Citi Double Cash terms; Payce
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/5/19 – Staples VGC deal; new AA & UA club access restrictions; Timberline Grill out of PP; new Citi Double Cash terms; Payce

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 11/5/19 – Staples VGC deal; new AA & UA club access restrictions; Timberline Grill out of PP; new Citi Double Cash terms; Payce

It’s time for a new Middle Age Miles News & Notes column, catching up on a few things after a weekend of travel and wondering what criteria Amex is using for its new round of shutdowns so we and all…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 10/28/19 – Safeway VGC deal; IHG PointBreaks; Apple shopping portal offers; Silvercar Amex Offer; AA new routes to NZ; Southwest schedule extension on Wed 10/30

Here are some Middle Age Miles News & Notes for this fine Monday, while we continue to work through what our strategy might be for the newly-revamped Amex Green personal card: 1. Safeway/Just 4 U – $10 off when you…

AA Business Extra Has a Great New Enrollment Promo – But It Has Tightened the Verification Process
AA Business Extra Has a Great New Enrollment Promo – But It Has Tightened the Verification Process

AA Business Extra Has a Great New Enrollment Promo – But It Has Tightened the Verification Process

Introduction American Airlines Business Extra is a very nice loyalty/rewards program for small businesses with employees that fly on AA. A company that enrolls in Business Extra can earn points for each flight taken by its employees on AA, British…

Flight Review – A330-300 Business Class on AA From Philadelphia to Rome
Flight Review – A330-300 Business Class on AA From Philadelphia to Rome

Flight Review – A330-300 Business Class on AA From Philadelphia to Rome

This Spring (April 2019), Philly and I were fortunate enough to visit Italy again, on a trip that included Middle Age Miles son Dylan and his then-fiancee (now wife!) Alli. For our transatlantic flight, we flew Business Class on an…

[UPDATED 6/19/19] American Airlines vs Mechanics’ Union – A Breakdown and Perspectives from a Texas Trial Lawyer
[UPDATED 6/19/19] American Airlines vs Mechanics’ Union – A Breakdown and Perspectives from a Texas Trial Lawyer

[UPDATED 6/19/19] American Airlines vs Mechanics’ Union – A Breakdown and Perspectives from a Texas Trial Lawyer

UPDATE, 6/19/2019, 10:40 am: Yesterday (Tues 6/18), the Court held its pre-trial conference in the AA vs Mechanics’ Union lawsuit. A few notes and observations: * Despite its setbacks in the Lawsuit so far, the Union continues to defend the…