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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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles
Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles

Recalibrating Our Baseline Values for Points & Miles

Introduction When you are earning points and miles and considering possible redemptions, it is critically important to have a general understanding of the value of those points and miles.  All points and miles are not created equal! Thus, back in September 2018…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/19/19 – AAdvantage; AA-Hyatt; Dosh-Sam’s Club; Best Western; Alaska PAE sale; Southwest schedule release info
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/19/19 – AAdvantage; AA-Hyatt; Dosh-Sam’s Club; Best Western; Alaska PAE sale; Southwest schedule release info

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 9/19/19 – AAdvantage; AA-Hyatt; Dosh-Sam’s Club; Best Western; Alaska PAE sale; Southwest schedule release info

Let’s jump right in to an interesting collection of Middle Age Miles “News & Notes” for today: 1. AAdvantage 25% Bonus on Some Hotel Point Transfers AAdvantage launched a new promo with a 25% bonus for converting hotel loyalty points…

How About a Late Summer Holiday in Europe with AA Biz Class Saver Awards? Try PHL-BLQ or PHL-SNN!
How About a Late Summer Holiday in Europe with AA Biz Class Saver Awards? Try PHL-BLQ or PHL-SNN!

How About a Late Summer Holiday in Europe with AA Biz Class Saver Awards? Try PHL-BLQ or PHL-SNN!

Introduction Would you like to take a late-summer European vacation? Do you have a nice stash of AA miles? If you answered yes to both of these questions, we have a couple of intriguing ideas for you with good availability.…

[UPDATED 5/28/19] How Fast Do Bonus Points & Miles Under the AA-Hyatt Partnership Post?
[UPDATED 5/28/19] How Fast Do Bonus Points & Miles Under the AA-Hyatt Partnership Post?

[UPDATED 5/28/19] How Fast Do Bonus Points & Miles Under the AA-Hyatt Partnership Post?

Last week, American Airlines and Hyatt launched a new joint cross-promotion. Under the new program, once members link their AA and World of Hyatt accounts: AAdvantage elite members will earn 1 AAdvantage bonus mile for every eligible dollar spent on…