Good morning. Travel, and some technical difficulties at Boarding Area, conspired to keep me away from updating for a few days, but I’m back home and back to the blog.

Reader Giveaway Results:

Last Wednesday, I shared the seating dilemma I was facing, when I had to choose between a middle seat on an exit-row, or a non exit-row aisle seat. I asked readers to weigh in with their advice for a chance to enter a random drawing to give away an @AmericanAir USB Card with free Gogo Wifi code.

Congratulations to mangoMan! His comment, “Aisle. Sometimes exit rows suffer from a shorter seat base than regular seats and I find this particularly uncomfortable.” was randomly selected to win the AA USB card and wifi code.

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Thanks to everyone for all the comments, I decided to take the aisle seat, something that 41 out of 58 readers said that they would do too. I got really lucky, the middle seat on my aisle stayed empty, so the window seat passenger and I were able enjoy the extra elbow room and extra storage space.

Speaking of advice, there are two ways for you win AAdvantage Miles today for sharing your favorite AAdvantage tip.

It’s MondAAy at The Frugal Travel Guy

The Frugal Travel Guy has lined up sponsors to give away reader prizes with each of his Deal of the Day updates.  American is the sponsor on Mondays and you can earn 2,500 AAdvantage Miles today just by sharing your favorite American Airlines related deal:

For today’s Deal of the Day American Airlines AAdvantage has provided 2500 AAdvantage miles for the best deals, fares, promotions, anything related to American Airlines, their oneworld partners or AAdvantage partners. Add it to the comments section of this post or this afternoon’s Deal of the Day post to be eligible to win.

One of my favorite tips is to redeem mileage awards to Europe in March or April.  Availability is is good and you can save miles by redeeming them at reduced MileSAAver Off-Peak levels. Besides, Spring in Europe beautiful and the museums aren’t as crowded.  Go here to share your tip

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You can also win some miles by sharing a tip on the AAdvantage Facebook page (hat tip to Michael W Travels):

Do you think you’re an AAdvantage miles expert? Do you research which retailer will earn you the most miles? Are friends and family in awe of the trip to Europe you took with your miles? Share your knowledge! Introducing the new Tips Tab, where you can share your AAdvantage program advice—from earning and redeeming miles to program benefits and reaching elite status.

Share your favorite AAdvantage program tip today and enter for the chance to win 5,000 AAdvantage miles!

Go here to get started.

  • Marilynn said,

    My favorite use of AA miles is the 5K award tix on Hawaiian Air between islands.

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Marilynn – That’s a great suggestion and thanks for sharing! Make sure you also share it at The Frugal Travel Guy and Facebook.com/AAdvantage so you can win some miles!

  • Joel said,

    If you are planning to use AA miles for a ticket on a One World carrier, secure the ticket fairly soon in case AA merges with another airline and leaves that system to join Star Alliance.

  • Noah Kimmel said,

    I like the bonus to the LA area!

  • Jamison said,

    My favorite use of AA miles is for car rentals and hotels on http://www.useaamiles.com . Being an Executive Platinum gives me a 50% discount ;) Now that’s a deal!

  • worldtraveller2 said,

    Earn 25,000 AAdvantage® Bonus Miles with DIRECTV! Sign up by July 31, 2012. That’s a pretty easy way to get some AA miles

  • Kevin said,

    Only 40,000 miles roundtrip for a MileSAAver Off-peak coach ticket to Brazil. Amazing food, scenery, and people for a really low redemption price. Enjoy!

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Joel – I don’t have a crystal ball, but I think that whatever the future may hold for AA, you’ll still be able to use your AAdvantage Miles to take you to any place currently served by a oneworld carrier. I don’t know much though about the Star Alliance though, is there a reason you prefer oneworld? Thanks for commenting!

    @ Noah – I do too. I just wish I could come up with more excuses to take advantage of the double elite miles and double AAdvantage miles offer from DFW to LAX!

    @ Jamison – That’s a big bargain and great advice for any AAdvantage Executive Platinum. Now I’m jealous of you for two reasons: your EXP discount and the W Hotel suite you stayed in over the weekend (saw the twitpic:-)

    @ worldtraveller2 – Thanks for mentioning the 25,000 AAdvantage Miles offer from DIRECTV. That’s enough miles for a round-trip domestic ticket!

    @ kevin – You make me want to go! Have you ever been?

    Appreciate the comments!

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