American Expected to Add Even More Seats to Old US Airways Airbus A321s

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Feb 19 2017

More than three years into the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, there’s been little effort to offer a consistent product across the two fleets. US Airways aircraft for the most part haven’t been given “Main Cabin Extra” extra legroom seating in coach, and they haven’t even been given power ports.

US Airways management, after all, removed power from the Airbus planes they inherited when American West took over US Airways a dozen years ago.

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Limited-Time Offer to Earn 3 Nights in Your Own Desert Villa

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Feb 19 2017

Both of the Starwood American Express cards — personal and small business — have limited-time signup bonuses to earn 35,000 points after meeting minimum spend. They have only offered a 35,000 point signup bonus once before.

Starwood points transfer easily to Marriott at 1 to 3. So spend $5000 on a Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, receive the signup bonus, and you’ve got a minimum of 40,000 Starpoints — or 120,000 Marriott points.

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American Just Opened the Floodgates With Domestic Award Availability

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Feb 19 2017

I’ve given American AAdvantage a hard time about award availability on American Airlines flights, and deservedly so. At one point things were so bad that the short distance Austin – Dallas had only six days during the year with a single flight offering a saver award, despite over 10 flights a day usually costing just $49.

However they’ve also been releasing a decent amount of space over the past week and a half or so. That seems to be the pattern — award space dries up, then there’s a bit of space briefly, before drying up again.

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The 7 Best Cards from Chase and How to Get Them

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Feb 18 2017

I frequently offer appraisals of the very best cards, and the very best signup bonuses, but in doing so only offer one or two cards per bank. That means I don’t get down further — what card should you get next, or if you aren’t going to get the one I prefer for whatever reason?

And the ‘best’ Chase cards have changed over the past several months since I last looked at this. There new products and limited-time signup bonuses.

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FARE ALERT: Amazing Singapore Airlines Business Class to Europe or Asia for Less Than $2000 Roundtrip

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Feb 18 2017

About a week ago I wrote that it’s the golden age of air travel with cheap fares all over the world. Most of those fares have been in economy, with sub-$400 roundtrips to Europe and Asia with amazing flash sales.

I certainly prefer travel in business class, and readers have been asking for those deals, and here may be the best recent deal yet.

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