About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Millions of Miles Lost: The Full Story Behind American Airlines Massive AAdvantage Account Shutdowns

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Jan 30 2024

American Airlines engaged in mass shutdowns of AAdvantage accounts four years ago over customers who used invitations to apply for Citibank credit cards which didn’t say circumvented rules limiting how often one could get a bonus. People lost millions of miles. And there’s a new lawsuit against American Airlines over taking these miles away.

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