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Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)
Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)

Setting Up a ThankYou Points Experiment (and Converting My Last Citi AA Platinum Card)

Introduction & Background For many months, we’ve wanted to conduct a Citi ThankYou Points (TYPs) experiment to determine whether it would be possible for a single person to get the 10,000-TYP rebate from the Citi Rewards+ card twice per year.…

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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,…

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…

Locked by AA – My Data Point with Details & Thoughts
Locked by AA – My Data Point with Details & Thoughts

Locked by AA – My Data Point with Details & Thoughts

Introduction I’ve been thinking about this article and how to frame it for some time. It’s been one of the most controversial and anger-filled topics that I’ve seen on points-and-miles blogs and forums in my years of following closely. Ultimately,…

Citi AA Platinum – Approved Using Mailer with No 24-Month Language
Citi AA Platinum – Approved Using Mailer with No 24-Month Language

Citi AA Platinum – Approved Using Mailer with No 24-Month Language

This article is Part 3 in our 3-part series on Middle Age Miles about our credit card applications in mid-March 2019. This mini App-O-Rama resulted in 2 denials and 1 approval. Our 3 articles in this series are: * Article…

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…

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…

Citi AA Platinum Product Change Options – We Chose ThankYou Rewards+
Citi AA Platinum Product Change Options – We Chose ThankYou Rewards+

Citi AA Platinum Product Change Options – We Chose ThankYou Rewards+

Introduction The annual fee posted recently on one of our 3 Citi AA Platinum cards, so it was time to decide whether to keep the card, cancel, or product change. We didn’t put any spend on the card beyond meeting…