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I also offered to give away 1,000 miles to a randomly selected winner. Congratulations to WLS!
WLS mentioned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which is one of the many organizations that benefits from American’s Miles for Kids program. Thanks to everyone that participated!
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Discounted First Class Fares
I was looking at fares to Los Angeles and noticed that some of the First Class fares were unusually cheap. I searched my Google Reader feeds to see if I had missed the news on a fare sale and found threads on Flyertalk and Milepoint about Delta offering some deeply discounted fares on several routes and American matching them. (Credit goes to FlyerTalk member mikesinla, he was the first person to post the info anywhere).
Even though this has been going on a for at least a couple of weeks (I missed the news while I was on vacation), I was still able to find some of these discounted fares in July and August.
Here’s a look at some of the routes and fares that I found:
DFW to Los Angeles
DFW to Seattle
DFW to Miami
New York JFK to San Francisco
Anyway, if you’re planning some upcoming travel it’s a good idea to look at the First Class fare column to see if you can spot any bargains. You might be able to enjoy the baked on board cookie for not much more than coach!