Etihad Ends San Francisco Route as of October 29

Etihad currently flies to six cities in the United States from its hub Abu Dhabi:

Los Angeles
New York City (JFK)
San Francisco
Washington, D.C. (IAD)

October 28, 2017 is the last day Etihad will fly between Abu Dhabi and San Francisco. The new route network between Abu Dhabi and the US as of October 29 is pictured above.

This is not great news for those living on the west coast that want to fly Etihad as it decreases the overall amount of award space available.

American Airlines Miles Are on Sale for 1.72 Cents Each

American Airlines is offering up to 100,000 bonus miles + a 10% discount when you purchase American Airlines miles through June 30, 2017. If you buy the largest amount possible, you can get them for as little as 1.72 cents each. That’s the cheapest I’ve ever seen American Airlines miles for sale (we also saw them on sale for 1.72 cents each this time last year).

Bonus miles are tiered based on how many miles you purchase.

Iberia Award Space Now Searchable and Bookable on

Iberia awards are now searchable and bookable on! has been slowly increasing the number of partners bookable online. You can now search and book on

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
British Airways
Hawaiian Airlines
Royal Jordanian

Many other partners are not bookable on They must be searched on or other places and booked by calling in.

American Airlines does collect fuel surcharges on Iberia flights, but they are much smaller than fuel surcharges on British Airways flights.

Who Has the Most First Class Award Space to Kona?

There seemed to be enough interest in my original post on premium cabin award space to Honolulu that I followed up with the next most popular destination in Hawaii: Maui, and will now cover premium cabin award space to Kona (KOA), the third busiest airport in Hawaii on the big island.

Trick For Finding/Booking Invisible Etihad 1st Class Award Space

Not long ago you saw us report on the prevalence of Etihad First Class Apartment award space available between Abu Dhabi and New York City.

How to Earn & Burn American Airlines Miles Fast

It's really easy right now to earn a lot of American Airlines miles fast.

ACT NOW: American Airlines Business Class Award Space Open to Europe

American Airlines has released a batch of Business Class award space to London (some totally lie-flat seats, some angled lie-flat) from many cities, January 2018 through the end of the calendar (April). This is news because American Airlines doesn’t normally have so much premium cabin award space, and the majority of the other award space bookable with American Airlines miles to Europe is on British Airways which incurs ridiculously expensive fuel surcharges.

I would act quickly if you want to book this award space, as much of it has already been snatched up.

New 60k Bonus on Each Citi AAdvantage Card

The Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard is now offering 60,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months.

The CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard is also offering 60,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 on the card in the first three months.

The normal offer for each, is 30,000 AAdvantage miles for spending $1,000 on each and the standard "elevated offer" we see on each is 50k for $3k spend.