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February 2017 archive

Feb 28

5,000 Points When You Join TrueBlue (And Fly)

I feel like it’s been all JetBlue, all the time around here, but hey, they’re the ones offering the bonuses. They get the good press. 5,000 TrueBlue Points to Join And Fly Simple enough. If you are new to the JetBlue program, simply sign up for the promotion* and you’ll pick up 5,000 points when you …

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Feb 25

Atlanta Invasion: Earn 6,000 JetBlue Points

JetBlue

JetBlue is starting a Boston-Atlanta route to compete with Delta, and you know what that means for you: A bonus opportunity!* Earn 6,000 JetBlue Points Fly between Boston and Atlanta on JetBlue and you can earn up to 6,000 bonus points after you register here. Both JetBlue and Delta are trying to establish Boston as …

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Feb 24

500 Free And Easy United Miles

mypoints

Free miles. No, seriously, free. No purchase necessary. Free United Airlines Miles This one is as good as it gets. Sign up for MyPoints, a free site that offers you points for shopping* or clicking on emails, and get 500 United Airlines miles. That’s it. Give out an email, get miles. I am a MyPoints …

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Feb 22

American Airlines Changes The Boarding Process. Again.

Airlines do certain things well. Getting their passengers on planes is not one of them. For years, airlines have tried to optimize the boarding process and, for years, they’ve failed. In fact, if anything, the process has gotten more complicated. In fact, the only logical thing that they’ve done is tacitly admitted that they have …

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Feb 21

Win 100,000 topbonus Miles from airberlin

You may not know topbonus, which is the mileage program for airberlin, but you should. Not because you will ever fly them, but because they give out a lot of free miles and have some interesting promos. Win 100,000 topbonus Miles topbonus (no capital letters) tends to have a lot of promotions and offers inexpensive …

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Feb 19

Marriott Redemptions: Hotel Nights And Miles

marriott flights and hotels

Note: I’m going to be out of town for the next two weeks. Posts will be fewer and further between.   A few weeks ago, I discussed the Hilton Honors program, which allows you to earn both hotel points and miles when you stay at a Hilton property. But it works in reverse, as well: …

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Feb 17

More Bizarre “Stuff” in The World Of Travel

One of the things that I love most about writing this blog is seeing all the bizarre things that are happening in the travel world. Here are a few: The White House Is Back Given the state of the White House, I’m sure that worrying about tours was not high on the list of priorities, …

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Feb 15

Hilton And American Airlines Stay Bonus

Hilton Honors

One of the unique features of the Hilton Honors plan is the ability to “double dip.”* You can earn extra points, or points and miles on your favorite airline. Hilton is upping the ante a bit to allow you to earn extra American Airlines miles. Earn Miles In Your Sleep For those who earn Points …

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Feb 13

Canada Becoming Cheaper

westjet

The Canadian Dollar may be picking up strength against its US counterpart, but flights to, from and within Canada are about to get cheaper, as WestJet expands its operations in eastern Canada. A Little Respect Who? Yup. Unless you’re Canadian, an airplane nerd or spend a lot of time in Terminal A at Boston’s Logan …

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Feb 10

Two (Smaller) Hotel Cards That Pay for Themselves

club carlson

I spend a lot of time talking about Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and Hyatt because of the breadth of their programs but, the truth is, if you want the best rewards programs, you often have to look elsewhere. The same may hold true for credit cards. Two Cards That Pay for Themselves I view credit cards …

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