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Category: Alliances

Sep 20

Quick hit on Virgin America status

For those of you with a ton of Amex Membership Rewards points and no ideas where to put them, here’s an idea: Between now and October 8, American Express is offering a 25% bonus on transfers to Virgin America and, if you transfer 80,000 points by December 31, you’ll earn Gold elite status on Virgin …

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Sep 11

JetBlue’s new partner and stupid passenger tricks

One of the problems with JetBlue’s frequent flyer program is that they do not have a lot of partners. Sure, a couple of them have agreements with JetBlue for smaller items, such as checked bags, but there’s not a lot you can do to earn or burn miles. It just got a little better, as …

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Aug 22

Copa Airlines offers business class bonus and it may be worth a look

Not many people have heard of Copa Airlines. Previously owned by Continental (who, in turn, has now been renamed United), Copa is a Panamanian carrier with a unique business model, connecting north-south passengers between North American and Latin/South America, on routes that are too sparse to have a non-stop. It is now a member of …

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Aug 06

About airline polls…

One thing that US News & World Reports is good at is building polls. For example, every year, the “Best Colleges” poll causes angst among the 16-year olds as they struggle over whether they should apply to #1 Penn or #235 Columbia University, or perhaps some school in between. And just what will their friends think …

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Jun 29

I give up: You should get the British Airways Visa, (especially if you live in the US!)

Certain cards mentioned may give me a commission if you order them through my site. I thank you in advance. I give up. I’ve been waiting and waiting for British Airways to turn on its 100,000 Avios (the fancy BA term for miles) promo for its Visa card. It’s clearly not happening, and thus, I sadly have …

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Apr 06

Alaska Airlines: The little program that could (benefit you if you’re an infrequent traveler)

As a New Englander, I don’t get to spend too much time on airlines that focus on western states such as Frontier, WestJet and, to some extent, Southwest.  But one that I really miss is Alaska Airlines (Don’t call them “Alaskan Airlines,” by the way.).  I’ve always had a soft spot for them since flying …

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Mar 31

Why you should always be prepared when booking travel

My friend Mike, the author of the blog Travelzork, is an interesting character.  Everyone has their niches, and he has a couple, including European travel, casino freebies and high-end alcohol (His blog covers the first two well and mentions the third, which is usually found near him when he’s experiencing one of the first two.).  …

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Mar 20

The world is on sale! A strong dollar is your travel friend

I’m going to be away for the weekend but, before I go, here’s some good news for you that are still planning your summer vacation. The world has gone on sale.  Well, I should amend that: Prices are the same, but you’ll get more for your dollar these days, with the strength in the greenback …

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Feb 19

Back to basics…

When I created this blog, it was set up to be for novices and intermediate flyers.  There are a lot of excellent blogs out there for those who know the systems cold, but there was nothing available to get people to that point.  With that in mind, here’s a few of the most important things …

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