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AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives
AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives

AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives

Introduction If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you already know that AA terminated my AAdvantage account recently, as part of their recent waves of account shutdowns. I’ve been reporting at each stage of my lockdown and eventual termination,…

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Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?
Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2020 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Introduction We’re a little later than we wanted to be in publishing this article for 2020, but once again we thought it would be useful to review some big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

This article is Part 2 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are link to Parts 1 & 3, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

Planning & Strategy in the Face of an AA Lockdown
Planning & Strategy in the Face of an AA Lockdown

Planning & Strategy in the Face of an AA Lockdown

Introduction Even when things are going smoothly, travel planning and making the best use of credit card & points-and-miles benefits can be a challenging task. Compound that with uncertainty, and the entire process can become overwhelming. As most Middle Age…

New Benefits on AA Co-Branded Credit Cards as of May 2019
New Benefits on AA Co-Branded Credit Cards as of May 2019

New Benefits on AA Co-Branded Credit Cards as of May 2019

As of yesterday (May 1), several new benefits went into effect on American Airlines co-branded personal cards issued by Barclays and Citi. We wanted to provide a quick post to summarize and remind you of the new benefits. Barclays AA…

Last Day to Make AA Award Bookings with 10% Mileage Refund
Last Day to Make AA Award Bookings with 10% Mileage Refund

Last Day to Make AA Award Bookings with 10% Mileage Refund

Quick reminder here – today is the last day to make AA award redemptions and receive the 10% mileage refund that has been available on several AA co-branded credit cards. As you probably know, the following cards have had the…

Everything You Need to Know About Barclays AA Companion Certificates
Everything You Need to Know About Barclays AA Companion Certificates

Everything You Need to Know About Barclays AA Companion Certificates

The Barclays AA co-branded cards come with a unique benefit that can be earned through big-spend, a companion certificate for travel on AA. This benefit is currently available on the Barclays AA Aviator Silver and Business cards, and starting this…

Keep or Cancel – Barclays AA Aviator Silver Card – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?
Keep or Cancel – Barclays AA Aviator Silver Card – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Keep or Cancel – Barclays AA Aviator Silver Card – and Did I Get a Retention Offer?

Introduction The $195 annual fee recently posted on my Barclays AA Aviator Silver Mastercard, so we went through our usual “Keep or Cancel” analysis to decide whether to keep, cancel or product change the card. Each time an annual fee…

Changes to Citi & Barclays AA Co-Branded Cards – Details and Our Take
Changes to Citi & Barclays AA Co-Branded Cards – Details and Our Take

Changes to Citi & Barclays AA Co-Branded Cards – Details and Our Take

We received emails from the American Airlines AAdvantage Program today officially announcing changes to the AA co-branded credit cards issued by Citi and Barclays. The changes are almost uniformly negative for us – valuable benefits have been removed, and new…

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?
Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

With 2019 kicking off, I thought it would be useful to review the big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you our thoughts on each of them. We’ll break them down into: Yes, Definitely; On the…