Forum Buzz: American Airlines Buy Miles Bonus, Southwest to Puerto Rico

American Airlines Escalating Bonus on Miles Purchases

According to this post on MilePoint, through November 15th American Airlines is offering up to 12,000 bonus miles when you purchase AAdvantage miles. The maximum number of miles you can purchase in a calendar year (and also through this promotion) is 40,000.

To purchase, follow this link and input your AAdvantage information.

As you can see from the terms and conditions page below, the highest bonus is earned when you purchase between 36,000-40,000 miles.

United Airlines 787 Trip Report

November 4th, 2012. It's a day just like any other but today was a little bit different. Today was the inaugural flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The plane, known for its fuel efficiency, technology, and beauty was starting to fly after months of delays. United Airlines was to be the first North American carrier to fly the 787.

Flat Beds on Two Dreamliner Flights for 20k Points

This is a classic post that first appeared on that Scott has edited and updated.

You didn’t read wrong. 20,000 points for a BusinessFirst ticket to anywhere United flies in the US! This is a oneway redemption, and it will save you 5,000 miles each way.

How in the world?

Well, the trick is to use Star Alliance partner Singapore Airlines.

Forum Buzz: New Hilton Option in Las Vegas & 2013 Frequent Flyer University Date Announced

Tropicana Las Vegas Rebranded as a DoubleTree hotel

According to this thread on FlyerTalk and this article in USA Today, the Tropicana Las Vegas is being rebranded as a DoubleTree hotel. This change finally allows Hilton HHonors members the ability to earn and redeem points while staying on the Las Vegas Strip. Previously, the only Hilton options were the Hilton Grand Vacation Suites and the Grand Vacation Suites at the Flamingo.

A Phone Call I Knew Was Coming: Full Details on United 787 Route Changes

Today, I was driving home and got a call from United. It went a little like this:
"Hello, This is United. We are calling about your upcoming trip on our new 787 Dreamliner.

Radisson 1 For 1 Update: Incredible Free Night Availability

Club Carlson has had some amazing promotions this year, and their newest is no slouch either. Scott talked about it a few weeks ago; the gist is:

Stay one night at any Radisson in the U.S, Canada or Caribbean and get another night in any Radisson in the U.S, Canada or Caribbean for free!

This meant that buying a room for about $89/night at a random Radisson would net you a certificate to stay at any other Radisson including the Radisson New York Martinique.

Delta Still Not Charging Surcharges on Virgin Australia Awards and Space to Australia over Christmas

This is based on a classic post from that Scott has edited, updated, and expanded, so it is current as of publication.

Reader Maya sent me an article from One Mile at A Time where Lucky broke the news that Delta is currently not charging high fuel surcharge fees for travel with Virgin Australia!