“…My favorite redemption with AA miles is first class from the United States to Asia. Currently, these awards price from 62,500 to 67,5000 miles one-way depending on your destination within Asia — come March 22, 2016, the price of these same seats raise to either 80,000 or 110,000 miles!
Read more at: Only 69 Days Until the American Airlines Devaluation — Here’s What You Need to Do NOW | Frugal Travel Guy…”
You can book tickets now under the old award chart, for travel up to February 2017.
Scott Mackenzie does a thorough comparison of the benefits of status across Alaska, American, Delta and United airlines. Status is worthwhile, often granting free checked luggage, free preferred seating and upgrades.
With a stop in Iceland, but you can’t really spend any time there. WOW lets you pay extra for a seat with extra legroom, and it charges fees for almost everything.
PreCheck lets you leave laptop and liquids in carry-on and leave your shoes on. Don’t sign up for PreCheck ($85/5 years), instead sign up for Global Entry ($100/5 years) which gives you free PreCheck.
Very limited dates, the return flights are more expensive and fees for everything, but still a good deal.