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New York to San Francisco: 1876, 1929, 1953, and 2012

My favorite domestic flights are those on American’s Boeing 767s between New York and San Francisco. One of the reasons I like them, is that I think that they offer a great opportunity to use some of your AAdvantage Miles and maximize your redemption value when you upgrade to first or business class from a…

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American Airlines adds more widebody aircraft to their domestic schedule

I’m traveling this week and missed posting the results of Monday’s random drawing. So to start today’s post, Congratulations to worldtraveller2: you’re the winner of the new Marcus Samuelsson spiced nut mix! Because more than 200 American Airlines pilots decided to retire during the 4th quarter of last year, American had to reduce the number…

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oneworld member LAN is giving stuff away (2 Biz Class tickets) and moving in with AA (at JFK)

American Airlines and LAN are moving in together at JFK”s Terminal 8: American Airlines and Latin America-based LAN Airlines today announced an expanded relationship in which LAN Airlines affiliates, including LAN Chile, LAN Peru, and LAN Ecuador, will co-locate in Terminal 8 with American at New York’s JFK Airport. LAN’s move into Terminal 8 marks…

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A look at the Japanese meal served in American’s International Flagship First Class

Umamimart is a Japanese food blog I follow in my Google Reader subscriptions. And the other day, one of the writers at the blog, Yamahomo, posted a review of the International Flagship Service Japanese meal he was served in first class on an American Airlines flight from Tokyo to JFK. He actually posted photos of…

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Win 100,000 AAdvantage Miles from the Shops at JFK Terminal 8

Not much in the way of AAdvantage news or interesting bonus offers this week, but it has been a big week for AAdvantage sweepstakes promotions.   I’m still traveling, so today’s post is a little brief. The Shops of JFK Terminal 8 are sponsoring a promotion with the winner receiving 100,000 AAdvantage Miles: 1. NO…

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Double AAdvantage Miles to Tokyo

Here’s a great way to earn a lot of miles in just one trip: fly non-stop between the U.S. or Vancouver to Tokyo on American Airlines or Japan Airlines and earn Double AAdvantage Miles. Award: Double Miles U.S. to Tokyo Bonus Code: USTYO Dates: Travel between November 1, 2011 and February 29, 2012. U.S. Offer:…

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Found in the Forums: AAdvantage Elites – Complimentary First Class Upgrades on select American Eagle flights from LAX, LGA, and JFK

Here’s something that was posted by reliably accurate JonNYC in his Traveling Better forums: Complimentary e-upgrades on certain markets. Earlier this year, in an effort to introduce the new First Class service that became available on some American Eagle aircraft, American was offering AAdvantage Gold and Platinum members free upgrades on flight to and from…

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Double AAdvantage Miles between JFK and the Dominican Republic, Haiti or Puerto Rico

Here’s a new double miles offer for travel between New York JFK and a few Caribbean destinations: Award: Double Miles Bonus Code: NYCRD Dates: Travel between September 29, 2011 and November 15, 2011. Offer: Earn double AAdvantage miles every time you fly our nonstop service between New York (JFK) and Santiago or Santo Domingo, Dominican…

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American Airlines and Etihad Airways upgrade their partnership. Earn AAdvantage Miles on AA marketed flights to Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways Onboard Cabin Tour American Airlines and Etihad Airways, the national airline of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates just announced that they will expand their existing codeshare relationship and allow members of each others’ frequent flyer programs to earn miles on codeshare marketed flights. American operates codeshare flights on Etihad flights out of Chicago…

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If you’re traveling through JFK today, join the American Airlines and UNICEF “Thanks a Million+” celebration, 2010 was a record breaking year.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLaSr8xF0aU If you’ve traveled internationally on American, you will probably recall the portion of the fight when the cabin crew collects unused foreign currency and coins from passengers to be donated to the UNICEF Change for Good program: Change for Good is an innovative partnership between UNICEF and the international airline industry. Established in 1987,…

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