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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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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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Weekend Update: Qantas A380, AAdvantage Elite Status, and Darth Vader goes on Vacation

I’ve been on the road so I’m introducing my first Weekend Update. It’s pretty much the same as the Friday News Roundup, only later. New Routes httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGEgltND0Tc American has announced a few new routes this week (from airlineroute.net) American Airlines from 05APR11 introduces 1 Daily New York JFK – Nashville service with Embraer ERJ145 by…

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A free tool to help you calculate how many miles you need for an AAdvantage or oneworld award ticket

I always think of Easter Island as being this remote and barely accessible place, when the truth is quite different: oneworld  partner LAN has regularly scheduled service and there’s a decent sized tourism industry based on the island.  Just back from a vacation and unable to face doing anything productive, I was curious as to how may AAdvantage…

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