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Hacking American Airlines’ Strict Routing Rules

American Airlines now has strict routing rules that don’t let you transit through other regions, plus they now don’t allow stopovers. I’ve tried to come up with solutions to this. Also, I hate paying for things, and I love geeking out about routing...

Completely Rocking the AA Explorer Award Chart

In the midst of United’s terrible devaluation, the value of American Airlines is more and more apparent. But less-obvious is a little known secret called AA’s Explorer Award Chart. I’ve written a TON about crazy United award routes and it seems...

What Will Happen to My US Airways Miles in the Merger?

Us Airways is now officially merging with American Airlines. And for the most part any changes to the final frequent flyer program are speculation. Who’s award chart will they have? Will there be a devaluation? What will the routing rules be? Really… no one knows. I’m...
We have spent the majority of our marriage traveling full time, living out of hotels.   All the while, we list our expenses publicly, budgeting ~$20,000 a year for our nomadic life while still staying in mostly 4 or 5 star hotels across ~20 countries a year.
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