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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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AA Termination – Update #1 – My Initial Communications to AA
AA Termination – Update #1 – My Initial Communications to AA

AA Termination – Update #1 – My Initial Communications to AA

Introduction As you probably know if you’ve clicked into this article, AA terminated my AAdvantage account last Friday. We recounted the details here and provided some initial thoughts on how we might proceed in order to get my account reinstated…

Terminated by AA – Initial Thoughts on Next Steps
Terminated by AA – Initial Thoughts on Next Steps

Terminated by AA – Initial Thoughts on Next Steps

Introduction As regular Middle Age Miles readers know, since mid-December my AAdvantage account has been locked. I’ve been chronicling this situation here, along with providing thoughts on strategy and potential alternatives during my lockdown limbo period as well as in…

AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?
AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?

AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?

Introduction Over the past few weeks, we’ve written about AA’s shutdowns and lockdowns of AAdvantage accounts, including: My own personal AA lockdown; Coverage and thoughts regarding the AA account shutdowns and lockdowns in general; and Planning and strategy issues for…

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…

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…