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Mike

Hi, I'm Mike and I've been collecting and burning frequent flyer miles for two decades now. Come join in the fun!

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Jan 19

Delta Rolls Out Basic Economy Internationally

A few years ago, Delta got a lot of bad press when it rolled out basic economy fares*, its own version of the “you get what you get and you don’t get upset” pricing that ultra-low cost carriers use, where you buy a seat and just about everything else costs money.** In early December, it …

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Jan 18

New Hilton Credit Cards Have Arrived

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As I discussed back in November, Hilton has used the new year to roll out a new lineup of credit cards, ranging from a free one to a premium one. I don’t have access to the links yet for this site, but if you are anxious to apply, you can go directly to American Express. …

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Jan 17

Ultra-Low Cost Carriers Partner Up. Game Changer?

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The world of ultra-low cost carriers (ULCC) just got interesting, as Frontier and Mexico’s Volaris announced a codeshare* between the two, the first that I know of between North American ULCCs. As seen on Flyertalk. A Quick Review Airlines are not one-size-fits-all. Here’s a quick review of a few different categories: Legacy, or network, carriers, …

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Jan 16

Just How Many Issues Can Bags Cause?

Lately, I’ve been reading stories about bags. I feel like there was never a time when bags got to travel for free, but the fees that airlines charge are only about a decade old. Of course, over time, airlines and passengers have become like the the proverbial mouse and mousetrap, as each seeks to outwit …

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Jan 15

Southwest Brings Back the 50,000 Point Credit Card Bonus

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It’s back! Southwest has temporarily raised the sign-up bonus on its Rapid Rewards Credit Card. You will receive 50,000 points if you spend $2,000 in the first three months, rather than the normal 30,000. These premium bonuses are limited-time only, although they tend to occur frequently. The card has an annual fee of $69. Rapid …

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Jan 12

When Little Things Matter…

westin philadelphia

Every company in corporate America thinks that it is more clever than its customers. That statement applies double to travel companies. A cut here, a cut there, and they’ll save a few dollars. Change some signage or numbers and the customers won’t notice. The company will save a few bucks and net income will go …

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Jan 10

All Kinds Of Delta Sales

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I’m out of the office for a couple of days, but I did want to point out a bunch of sales that Delta is running. The first one expires tonight, so move quickly. Delta Award Flash Sale You may need to be an elite member to take advantage of these deals, but Delta is offering …

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Jan 09

TSA ID Trial, JetBlue Sale, Silvercar Upgrade

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Good morning, and welcome to some Tuesday news. TSA Efficiency Trial The TSA appears to be continuing its trial of eliminating the need to show your boarding pass as you head through security. The TSO will scan your ID, which I assume is linked to your known traveler number and the airline’s reservation system (The …

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Jan 08

Hilton Honors Announces New Benefits: Mixed Results

Hilton Honors

Hilton has announced a huge structural change to its Honors program, bits of which we have seen already, with the addition of a breakfast benefit for Gold & Diamond members at Waldorf properties, as well as an increase in the transfer rate of Amex Membership Rewards points to Hilton Honors, now valued at 1 to …

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Jan 05

Delta Brings Back 70,000 Mile Credit Card Bonus (+$100)

Want to fly somewhere warm? This may be your opportunity. 70,000 Miles from Delta (And Then Some) Delta has brought back its offer for a 70,000 point sign-up bonus from American Express, available through this link.* Sign up for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles card and spend $3,000 in your first three months as a cardholder, …

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