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If you have a Business Extra account with American Airlines, it’s worth knowing about some discounts on awards right now.

Starting today, select awards with lower point redemption values are available in your Business Extra account through November 30, 2021.

If you are in a cash crunch, you should avoid travel rewards credit cards until you are caught up. Here are our favorite credit cards for Intro 0% APR offers and for balance transfer offers

planeU.S. Domestic One-Segment Upgrade
Regular: 650 points | Promo: 500 points
planeAdmirals Club® Membership
Regular: 3,300 points | Promo: 2,900 points
planeAdmirals Club® One-Day Pass
Regular: 300 points | Promo: 200 points


The one segment upgrade is the BXP1. I love this award because you can even use it on a premium transcon. Meaning that you can use just 650 points – and now just 500 points – to upgrade to Business on a JFK-SFO/LAX premium A321T flight.

You’ll need to be in the B, N, O, Q or S fare bucket to upgrade, but with AA, the kind folks there are easily able to “upfare” you to the upgradeable bucket. In my experience they are very competent there.

This sale is also great if you had, for example, 550 points expiring Dec 31 (as they do hard expire) as now you’d be able to score this upgrade award.

American Airlines Credit CardWith a new Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard you'll get 50,000 AAdvantage miles when you spend $2,500 in your first 3 months. AAdvantage miles are great for booking partner awards on Oneworld airlines like British Airways and Qatar's QSuites. | How to apply for this offer.


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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 this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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