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Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 27

What is a “mileage run?”

It’s usually around this time of year that newspapers will write articles about the crazy things that mileage addicts do to bump up their accounts at the end of the year.  Often, it’s in regards to people who are only a few miles (or thousand miles) away from the next tier of elite status and want …

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Nov 26

Cash back for shopping online

If you are at this site, you’re visiting either because A) I begged you to do so or B) you’re interested in learning about frequent flyer miles.  Possibly both. One of the methods I mentioned to earn miles was shopping through the airline sites.  But there’s one thing that’s better than miles: cash. Cash is …

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Nov 24

And now, for something completely different: Mega extrabucks at CVS

As many of you know, around black Friday, CVS offers a huge number of items as free after extrabucks, e.g., but something for $5 and get $5 in extrabucks back.  I did my run this morning for all the free stuff.  It’s an annual tradition for me and I find a lot of amusement in …

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Nov 22

A list of SkyTeam alliance members

If you are reading these posts in chronological order, this is the last of our alliance lists.  SkyTeam is the third major alliance and the North American partners are Delta and AeroMexico. Aeroflot Aerolíneas Argentinas Aeromexico Air Europa Air France Alitalia China Airlines China Eastern China Southern Czech Airlines Delta Air Lines Kenya Airways KLM …

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Nov 22

A list of oneworld alliance members

Here is a list of the airlines in the oneworld alliance.  Note that certain affiliate carriers (airlines that provide service as partners of the larger carriers) are listed separately.  The major US airline in OW is American, although US Airways may join after their merger. airberlin American Airlines British Airways Cathay Pacific Finnair Iberia Japan …

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Nov 22

A list of Star Alliance members

One of my readers gave me a great suggestion, which was to post a list of the members of the various airline alliances on the site.  And while traveling on multiple alliance partners is not quite as seamless as traveling on a single airline, it gets the job done.  The major North American Star members are …

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Nov 22

Up to 1,500 free United miles (including an easy 500 for free)

Today, I’m introducing a category that I am going to call “gimmes.”  A “gimme” is an offer where you have to do virtually nothing to get free miles.  The mileage amounts aren’t huge, but they’re free and they add up. United Airlines has partnered with an organization called MyPoints.  MyPoints gives you their own proprietary …

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Nov 21

Welcome to Milepoint readers!

A hearty welcome to those readers who found me through Milepoint, where I just posted my link.  About this site: This site is set up primarily for novices in the format of “there’s no such thing as a silly question.”  I wanted to be a teacher at one point in my life and, although that …

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Nov 20

How to eat your way into an award: Dining for miles

One of my favorite ways to earn miles is at restaurants.  Virtually every airline has a free program that allows you to earn miles for eating at participating restaurants.  The proposition is simple: You simply attach your frequent flyer number to a credit card and earn miles for every dollar that you spend.  Consider it …

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Nov 19

Administration notes

1) Thanks to those of you who have contacted me.  I definitely appreciate the suggestions, given the “youth” of this blog. I recently learned that there has been a significant delay between the time that you send your email and the time I receive it.  Several days, in fact.  I apologize for the delay and …

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