Lessons Learned Booking Mileage Runs on American Airlines

I’ve just booked 20,000 miles of flying on American over the next three weeks, and I share my lessons learned in a guest post over at MilesQuest.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Gary, how does AA status help you as a DC flyer? You mentioned in the article wanting US Airways status which makes sense, but how does getting AA status/miles help you with US Airways?

  2. @Askia two separate things, I may go for US Airways status (probably do trial preferred/challenge to Platinum or some such) and then fly AA for longer stuff. I give up all those United non-stops from Dulles but I hate Dulles anyway and it’s a real schlepp for me in any case. I almost prefer to connect.

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