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Aug 18

More Weird Weekend Travel News

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One of the great joys of the travel industry is that there is always something weird, wacky or simply stupid going on. Here’s what I’ve gotten to read about this past week. Minnie Gets The Boot Technically, most airport lounges have a dress code, but I’ve never actually seen anyone denied access to the lounge …

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Aug 01

Credit Cards That Let You Fly With A Friend For Free

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There’s nothing better than using miles for free but companion tickets, which allow you to bring a friend along for free (or almost free), are almost as good. Naturally, there’s a credit card for that. The Usual Disclosure: This post will discuss credit cards. You can get many of these and other cards through the …

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May 22

Earn Delta Miles With Lyft

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There will come a time when ride-sharing services are offering so many partner points that it becomes profitable to take one. Heck, they have the money to throw around. Uber lost almost $3 billion last year (but made it all up on volume). Delta Miles for Lyft Uber has traditionally had more partnerships that Lyft*, …

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May 08

American Airlines Promo: Earn 10,000 AAdvantage Miles

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Several weeks ago, Delta introduced a promotion that gave you miles for every new Delta partner that you used. Last week, American also introduced a partner bonus promotion.* Does it rank as well as Delta’s? Earn 10,000 American AAdvantage Miles In a word, no. Sure, it looks good: You get 2,500 miles per partner if you use …

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Apr 12

Delta Says That They Are Past Storm Effects

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Delta takes a lot of pride in its on-time record and completion factor, but weather happens, even in Atlanta. In a conference call today, though, management said that they were over the effects of the storm and operations were back to normal. The Imperfect Storm Delta runs an excellent airline operation, but even it can’t …

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Mar 30

Delta SkyMiles Partner Promotion: 1,000 Miles Per New Partner

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Many moons ago, US Airways used to run a promotion that they called the “Grand Slam Promotion.” They would give you bonus miles based on the number of mileage partners* that you used. You could earn up to 100,000 miles, and the challenge was generally who could get to 100K with the least out of …

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Mar 22

60/70/80: Credit Card Offers Are Heading Up

Delta Airlines

One of the benefits of intense bank competition is that they are willing to pay increasingly higher costs to acquire each new customer. In the case of credit cards, those acquisition costs include the sign-up bonuses that they will pay you when you get approved for the card and meet a minimal level of spending. …

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Feb 07

Delta Improves Its AirBNB Partnership

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Delta has upped its partnership rate with Airbnb, allowing you to earn bonus miles on all stays through April 30, 2018. Delta And Airbnb Airbnb, which allows individuals to rent out their homes in much the same way that Uber provides ride service, has been picking up partners and has now joined with Delta to …

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Dec 16

Delta Is Trying to Decommoditize The Industry

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Yesterday, Delta held its annual investor day and, if there is one thing that came out of it, it’s that Delta is trying to differentiate its various products. Airlines have tried this before, of course (“Song” with Delta and “Ted” at United), but have never had this many products on the same airplane. Read on …

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Dec 10

Airlines in The News

Any press that the airlines get is generally negative, so it’s nice when there is something positive to write. Here are a couple of items: In-Flight Birth on Southwest Sounds like Southwest did everything well when a woman gave birth on one of their flights. Travel and Leisure magazine noted that the flight only got in …

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