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Our Cheap AA Flights Did *Not* Trigger the Amex Airline Fee Credit – Experiment Failure!

Our Cheap AA Flights Did *Not* Trigger the Amex Airline Fee Credit – Experiment Failure!

Background In light of American Airlines gift cards (AA GCs) no longer triggering the Amex airline fee credits (see our article here: Are AA Gift Cards Really Triggering the Amex Airline Fee Credit Again? As of Now, We Don’t Think…

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Are AA Gift Cards Really Triggering the Amex Airline Fee Credit Again? As of Now, We Don’t Think So [UPDATED 6/25/19: Dead; No Credits for AA GCs]

Are AA Gift Cards Really Triggering the Amex Airline Fee Credit Again? As of Now, We Don’t Think So [UPDATED 6/25/19: Dead; No Credits for AA GCs]

[UPDATE as of 6/25/2019, 2:30 pm Central time – Numerous data points found in Comments to the Doctor of Credit article we referenced in this article as well as in this FlyerTalk thread indicate that, after 6/14/2019, AA GCs consistently…

Approved for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Using a Still-Working Link – Experiment Success! [UPDATED: Sign-Up Bonus Confirmed!] [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

Approved for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Using a Still-Working Link – Experiment Success! [UPDATED: Sign-Up Bonus Confirmed!] [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

UPDATE as of 6/26/2019 – Unfortunately, the “unofficial” link to apply for a US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa card that we discussed in this article is now dead. Congratulations to those who heeded our advice and picked up this…

Can You Stack Shopping Portal Benefits with Using a Club Level Upgrade Certificate from the Ritz Carlton Visa Card? (Experiment-in-Progress)

Can You Stack Shopping Portal Benefits with Using a Club Level Upgrade Certificate from the Ritz Carlton Visa Card? (Experiment-in-Progress)

Introduction At Middle Age Miles, we love to experiment with different points-and-miles strategies and then share our results with our readers, in hopes that it’ll benefit the community. In this experiment, we wanted to explore the notoriously hard-to-use Club Level…

Taking a Flyer – Using a Still-Live Link to Apply for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Card [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

Taking a Flyer – Using a Still-Live Link to Apply for the US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa Card [UPDATE 6/26/19: Link Now Dead]

UPDATE as of 6/26/2019 – Unfortunately, the “unofficial” link to apply for a US Bank Radisson Rewards Business Visa card that we discussed in this article is now dead. Congratulations to those who heeded our advice and picked up this…

How Fast Does an Amex Hilton Ascend $15k Free Weekend Night Certificate Arrive? (and Two Other Important Data Points)

How Fast Does an Amex Hilton Ascend $15k Free Weekend Night Certificate Arrive? (and Two Other Important Data Points)

Executive Summary My Hilton Free Weekend Night Certificate arrived less than 3 days after I completed the $15,000 calendar-year spend requirement on an Amex Hilton Honors Ascend card. In addition, we learned two other important things about the certificates –…