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Category: Alliances

Jul 14

JetBlue Introduces Its Mosaic Challenge

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Few airlines make their elite status as easy to achieve as JetBlue. You can make it through flying on the airline or spending enough on the fantastic JetBlue credit card. But what really helps you get the good stuff is the frequent promotions that they offer for tier points.* Mosaic Challenge It’s easy enough. Well, …

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Mar 13

Marriott Expands Benefits with United Airlines

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In the mid-1980s, United Airlines decided that it was time to consolidate the travel industry. The CEO, Richard Ferris, felt that he could achieve massive economies of scale by buying up hotels and a rental car agency, allowing consumers to book their entire vacation with one telephone call (For my younger readers, a “telephone” is …

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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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Oct 23

Two Airline Programs That Will Give You Free Points

Nothing like free points to get the fingers typing. Here are two programs that will do so: airberlin Despite their lack of capital letters, I really like the airberlin program. airberlin is one of the largest airlines that you’ve never heard of, as the second largest in Germany and a member of the oneworld alliance, …

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Jan 16

Reader Question: Transferring Points between Airlines

Reader Question: Can I apply for the British Airways credit card, transfer the points to Alaska and use those points  to fly Emirates? Thanks for the question. The short answer is no, since it is very difficult to transfer points directly between airlines. But there are other options out there. There are a number of …

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Nov 12

airberlin to Expand US Flights

One of things that I like most about writing this blog is getting to explore airlines that I never would have had reason to talk about otherwise. Such is the case with airberlin (Apparently, they don’t capitalize the “a” which, for some reason, is really bothering me.). AirBerlin Airberlin (It was the first word of …

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Nov 03

AA Giveth and AA taketh Away

There’s been a fair amount of mileage news and offers from American Airlines in the past few days. Here’s a quick summary: Giveth: Sign up to receive cruise emails from AA and you’ll be entered to win 500,000 miles and a $3,000 cruise credit. Five runner-ups will each receive 100,000 miles. This offer falls into …

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Oct 01

News from the Industry: New Bag Fees, Progress on Integration, JetBlue Business Portal

Amtrak joins the bag fee game   Well, it was good while it lasted. As of today, the company is going to start charging excess baggage fees on passengers who bring on excess luggage, which is defined as more than two bags and two personal items. There will also be a weight limit of 50 …

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Sep 30

Three indulgent attractions around the world worth seeing

I use a number of different sources on any given day to decide what I am going to write about, including the news, reader requests (I need more of those, by the way.) and, of course, the internet. One of my favorite sites is actually CNN travel. They rarely have stories about miles, but they …

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Sep 27

Alaska-Iceland Air partnership, and the last days of US Airways

Alaska Air and Iceland Air have danced before, but they’re doing the tango now as they formalized a partnership that begins on October 1. The casual flyer might not be paying much attention to this combination, but it could have some great results for you. In the past, I’ve discussed Alaska as one of the …

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