If you are not yet a member of the American Airlines Aadvantage points program, you can earn 1,000 bonus points for signing up (if you fulfill some American requirements), if you allow me to refer you.
You only get the bonus if (1) you are referred to the promotion, and (2) you complete a participating activity:
Eligible participating activity includes one of the following between May 25, 2010 and August 31, 2010: travel on American Airlines, American Eagle, or the AmericanConnection® carrier, get approved for a select Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card, or transact and earn at least 750 miles with any AAdvantage program participants.
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of American Airlines, but their program does allow you to redeem flights on other One World partners. Within the One World network, Qantas and Japanese Airlines have fantastic service. If you think you’ll be using American some time this summer, email me at htcheap [at] gmail [dot] com, and I’ll send you a referral link.
Beginners Guide to Travel Hacking – a great starter resource if you’re wanting to travel cheap.
Thirteen Other Great Travel Websites – unfortunately Help Me Travel Cheap didn’t make the list :(.
Dumb ideas in baggage transport: UPS’ new luggage boxes – perhaps UPS has not found the solution to excess baggage fees.