If I wasn't expecting a the relaunch of the Chase Hyatt credit card last week I certainly wasn't expecting to hear news that American Airlines and Citi have decided to rebrand and relaunch the AAdvantage Bronze credit card....but that's exactly what has just happened.
The American Airlines website is changing in layout and i content and it looks as if some of the first changes have been rolled out in the past 24 hours. There aren't any glaringly obvious changes to the site on the homepage (at least not at the time of writing) but the "your account" page certainly looks a little different.
American Airlines is selling miles at a discount again and this time it's selling them at the lowest rate we normally see. If you follow the AAdvantage miles sales closely you won't be surprised to know that miles are now on sale at 1.72 cents each because this is exactly the same offer that came around last June.
There was a time when all American Airlines status levels offered genuine benefits to flyers but, as the airline has slowly devalued the AAdvantage program over recent years, the actual value that some status levels offer has become questionable. Now the airline may have put the final nail in the coffin of its lowest status tier.
This year I'm crediting most of my flights to the British Airways Executive Club because I've worked out that it's cheaper for me to earn top-tier status with BA than it is with American Airlines.....but what if you don't care about status? Where should you credit your flights? But what if you didn't care about earning status?
American Airlines has unleashed its latest miles promotion in which it is offering discounts of up to 35% when you buy AAdvantage miles. A 35% discount may sound reasonable and may even sound tempting but I'm here to tell you that you should definitely NOT be buying miles in this promotion.
Hyatt has been running a promotion in conjunction with the American Airlines AAdvantage program since the end of February and although the promotion still has 2 months to run the closing date for registration is today...so don't miss out.
As regular readers will know I've recently made the move away from the AAdvantage program and am currently crediting my flights to the British Airways Executive Club. The BAEC makes earning top-tier status easier for me but I miss earning AAdvantage miles as the AAdvantage program offers a number of Business Class sweet spots that can be very useful and which represent a great use of miles.
American Airlines is back again with one of its very frequent miles sales. The past few sales have been poor (to say the least) but, while I usually advise against buying AAdvantage Miles, this time around I can definitely see where buying miles in this promotion may work for some.
American Airlines has announced a new promotion to help advertise three of its new European routes that we'll be seeing in 2018. There are a couple of limitation to the promotion (as you'll see in the details below) but, if you're looking for a vacation to Europe this year this could be a bonus.