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American Airlines Sues The Points Guy Over Its Rewards Management App

  • Popular site launched app letting users sync mileage data
  • Airline claims the app violates trademark and privacy rules
Brian Kelly, founder of the Points Guy.

Brian Kelly, founder of the Points Guy.

Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg

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American Airlines Inc. is suing the Points Guy travel site for letting frequent flyers manage their miles outside the carrier’s own website.

The airline accused the Points Guy of violating its trademark as well as privacy rules associated with its AAdvantage loyalty program. It asked the federal court in Fort Worth, Texas, for an order stripping all American links and customer data from the site.