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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…

Marriott Massive March Massacre 2020 – Category Changes Crush Certificate Value – What to Do in the Next Few Days
Marriott Massive March Massacre 2020 – Category Changes Crush Certificate Value – What to Do in the Next Few Days

Marriott Massive March Massacre 2020 – Category Changes Crush Certificate Value – What to Do in the Next Few Days

Introduction #Bonvoyed again. Back in early February, Marriott announced hotel award category changes that will take effect in less than a week, on March 4, 2020. You can access the full list of category changes here: Marriott Bonvoy: 2020 Category…

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…

No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?
No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?

No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?

The Offer Yesterday, Philly received a targeted email from Amex with the subject line, “Give your business more power with another Business Platinum Card.” The email expressly recognizes that she already has a Business Platinum card and invites her to…

How to Transfer Hyatt Points Between Accounts, and How Long Does It Take?
How to Transfer Hyatt Points Between Accounts, and How Long Does It Take?

How to Transfer Hyatt Points Between Accounts, and How Long Does It Take?

Introduction World of Hyatt has a very customer-friendly policy of allowing transfers of points between accounts. We used this process for the first time this week. We’d been a bit anxious about it, but the process went smoothly and quickly.…

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…

Listen to Middle Age Miles on the Saverocity Observation Deck Podcast!
Listen to Middle Age Miles on the Saverocity Observation Deck Podcast!

Listen to Middle Age Miles on the Saverocity Observation Deck Podcast!

Recently, I had the good fortune of being invited by Joe of asthejoeflies to be a guest on the Saverocity Observation Deck podcast. Joe and I recorded a few days ago, and Saverocity has now released the public version of…

IHG Chainwide “4X 2020” Bonus Points Promotion Is Underway
IHG Chainwide “4X 2020” Bonus Points Promotion Is Underway

IHG Chainwide “4X 2020” Bonus Points Promotion Is Underway

With apologies for being a little behind reporting on this recently-underway promotion, we wanted to cover IHG’s new “4X 2020” bonus points deal, which runs from now through May 15, 2020. The name is a bit misleading, because you won’t…