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Finding AA Mileage Run Fares Like SFO/JFK for $288 & MCO-JFK-Sao Paulo for $450

I know a few people that are working on end of the year mileage runs in order to take advantage of American’s Double Elite Qualifying Miles and Points offer. Some good advice for anyone looking for a great mileage run deal is to follow The Flight Deal online, on Twitter, and to subscribe to their…

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New video from American: How to use Apple’s iOS6 Passbook on your iPhone

Apple’s new Passbook is an iOS 6 app that lets you save all kinds of things like loyalty cards, movie tickets, gift cards, and boarding passes to your iPhone or iPad.   American was one of the first airlines to support this new feature. I’ve used it a few times and it works really well, though…

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Planning an AAdvantage Mileage Run? Try out the updated Google Flight Search

Last year Google completed their purchase of ITA Software, the powerful pricing, searching and inventory technology behind several airline and online travel sites.  In September they introduced Google Flight Search to a few US cities.  Last week they reached another milestone with Google.com/flights  which will be helpful when you’re trying to plan a mileage run (from…

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How to find AAdvantage Award Seats on Japan Airlines

Yesterday I wrote about the 50% reduced mileage awards from San Francisco and Vancouver to Tokyo.  This is a really great offer.   Especially the Business class redemptions: It’s just 50,000 AAdvantage Miles  round-trip to Tokyo! You can fly round-trip from San Francisco or Vancouver to Tokyo in Japan Airlines Business class for 50,000 miles…

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DealFinder 2.0 Released. Biggest improvement: It works with a Mac

Update: As of Sunday night, it’s finally working.   I’ve been using a Mac since the mid-80s, so I’m excited to see that American has finally released a version of their DealFinder software that works with a Mac. Haven’t tried it yet, but here’s how it’s described in the FAQ on their site: DealFinder is…

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Now you can track your AAdvantage Miles on your Blackberry or Windows mobile device with the new versions of American Airlines mobile app

Photo credit: Jose Antonio Gelado on Flickr American Airlines just released versions of their mobile app for Blackberry and Windows mobile devices in addition to the five other versions they’ve already released. APPS AVAILABLE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANY DEVICE. We are excited to announce our app is now available for BlackBerry smartphones and Windows Phone. Now…

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Track your AAdvantage Miles from your Android phone

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znKX-5fdhwk Video tour of the new American Airlines Android App American released a version of their travel app for Android. From the press release: “With the popularity of American’s first app for iPhone, many customers have asked for an American app for Android. In fact, one in four smartphone owners are now using an Android…

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Get the American Airlines Google Gadget and search for fares from your iGoogle homepage

American Airlines Google Gadget on my iGoogle page. Photo credit AAdvantageGeek on Flickr Something I recently discovered is the American Airlines Google Gadget which allows you to search for fares on AA.com from your iGoogle homepage.  You can even embed it on your own website or blog if you’re so inclined. Use it with the American Airlines Cents-Per-Mile…

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A Useful Tool to Help You Calculate Cost per AAdvantage Mile

Screen shot of the AA CPM Google Chrome Extension photo credit AAdvantageGeek on Flickr Here’s a really cool Google Chrome extension that helps you maximize the number of AAdvantage Miles you earn for your dollar when you’re making your travel plans on AA.com. Here’s the information from the Google Chrome Extension Gallery: Cents per mile…

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