Photo Credit: Unsplash Ross Sokolovski

I really can’t understand why Citi and AA continue to gut the American Airlines credit cards.

For a while, one of the best reasons to hold one of the cards was the annual mileage rebate. With that perk, you would get back 10% of your award redemptions, up to 10,000 miles a year. It was a great perk.

The other great perk (don’t get me wrong, the included free checked bags and priority boarding may still make the cards worthwhile for you) is the Reduced Mileage Awards.
These allow you to save up to 7,500 miles on round trip sAAver awards by flying to or from select airports that change each month (used to be quarterly).

Sure, you have to call to book them, but many love them.

Dans Deal reported today that they will end on October 1st. AA is saying that you can instead book the Web Specials but, of course, anyone can…


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New to all of this? My “introduction to miles and points” book, MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points is available on Amazon and at major booksellers.

I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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