Free Giveaway: $67 AA Gift Card

If you're new to MileValue, welcome! You should click the Start Here tab on the top of the page; it tells you the best place to start depending on your skill level. Check back daily because in the next few days I'll be revealing how to get free oneways on US Airways and Delta awards!

Occasionally I give away something awesome like a gift card or lounge passes; it's another reason to check MileValue daily. On to the giveaway:

I’m giving away a $67 virtual American Airlines gift card.

Differences Between United’s Free Oneways and American’s Free Oneways

Miles collectors are used to adding free oneways to American awards, but may not have learned about tacking a free oneway onto a United award until yesterday. Because of the newness, there is some confusion that I want to clear up by comparing the two types of free oneways. But if you haven't read either of those linked posts, please do so now. For this post, I'll use my normal notation to indicate a stopover (//). Here are the differences between the two:


Free Oneways on United Awards

Yesterday, I wrote about how to book free stopovers online on your United awards. While researching for that post, I made a typo that caused me to discover a loophole that allows us to get free oneway flights on United awards in much the same way we can get free oneways on American Airlines awards! This discovery completely changes the way I'll be booking United awards from now on.

Getting these free oneways requires taking advantage of United's booking rules that allow one stopover and two open jaws for international awards from the US.

How Much is an AAdvantage Mile Worth? The Value of American Airlines Miles Part 2

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the AAdvantage program. In Part 2, we’ll look at the mechanics of a stopover, including how to use them to get free oneway trips within North America. In Part 3, we’ll value specific AAdvantage awards.