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How to get amazing value from American Airlines miles | Ep227 | 11-4-23

Frequent Miler on the Air

Release Date: 11/04/2023

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American Airlines miles can be used to fly some of the fanciest airlines in the world. They can also be really handy for buying domestic flights to/from non-American Airlines hubs. On this week's episode, we discuss some of our favorite ways to get awesome value out of American Airlines miles.

00:00 Intro

01:23 Giant Mailbag

03:50 Card Talk

03:55 New Citi Application Rule

https://frequentmiler.com/possible-citi-5-day-rule-causing-denials-for-too-many-inquiries/

07:04 Plastiq news

https://frequentmiler.com/plastiq-once-again-accepts-amex-cards/

11:28 Card Talk: Delta Reserve cards

https://frequentmiler.com/dlrsv/

https://frequentmiler.com/dlrsvbiz/

22:46 What crazy thing . . . did Dollar Dig do this week?

26:55 Mattress Running the Numbers: Capital One Premier Collection promotion

https://frequentmiler.com/amazing-deal-get-200-off-capital-one-premier-collection-potentially-free-hotel-stay/https://frequentmiler.com/how-to-find-hidden-capital-one-premier-collection-hotels/

31:15 Award Talk: Hyatt / Mr & Mrs Smith promo

42:17 Main Event

42:30 How do you earn American Airlines miles?

44:51 Using miles for American Airlines flights 

44:52 Close-in bookings 

48:28 Flying from non-AA hubs

50:14 "Roll the dice" flights

52:16 American Airlines partner awards

53:07 North America to Africa (Great for Qatar Qsuites)

55:55 Europe to the Middle East (Great for Etihad apartments)

58:19 Middle East / India to Asia (Great for Etihad first or Qatar Qsuites)

1:00:08 Africa to Africa (get a lot of Qatar biz for a low price)

1:02:53 Asia to South Pacific

1:05:11 American Airlines partners

1:14:17 Question of the Week: Have I opened too many new accounts? Should I slow down?

Music credit: Annie Yoder