AA Reduced Mileage Awards August–November 2019

American Airline’s Reduced Mileage Awards have been updated through November of 2019. AA Flyers with one of the co-branded American Airlines credit cards from Citibank or Barclays can save up to 7,500 miles on round-trip flights to/from any of 185 airports on the list.
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Amex Eliminates Airline Fee Credit for Gift Card Purchases

American Express has finally closed a loophole that allowed cardholders to use their airline fee credit to reimburse gift cards purchased directly from the airline. Although the terms and conditions have always stated that gift cards are excluded from the credit, this had never been enforced for gift cards purchased in small denominations.

Qantas to Make Major Program Changes in September 2019

Qantas recently announced some significant changes to its frequent flyer program which are scheduled to take effect on September 18, 2019. Although some awards will increase in price, there are also some positive aspects, including reduced taxes and fees and additional award seats being made available.

Amex Priority Pass Cards Losing Non-Lounge Access Privileges

American Express has announced that Priority Pass Select memberships associated with its cards will no longer be eligible to access Priority Pass Non-Lounge facilities. This change takes effect on August 1, 2019, and will eliminate the option to visit Priority Pass restaurants. Fortunately, Priority Pass cards linked to Citi and Chase credit cards are not affected.