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Oct 17

Around The Industry: Tuesday Tidbits

JetBlue Is Enhancing Boarding Finding the fastest way to board an aircraft has proven to be the Gordian Knot of the airline industry. Just about every method has been tried, with every attempt generating roughly the same level of success (or failure, as the case may be). The airlines could take a big step toward …

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Sep 22

Is Next Year The Big One For Mileage Devaluation?

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First, I’d like to wish a happy new year to everyone who is celebrating it. And if you aren’t celebrating a new year, let me assure you that apples and honey makes an excellent combination. Could Redemptions Go Dollar-Based? I got to thinking a lot about what to expect over the next year and, as …

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Sep 20

Earning Elite Status With No Stays Or Flights?

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about elite status, which gives you extra perks and points at hotels and airlines, based on your past business.* Certain benefits, such as extra points, are generally valuable, while others, like a special check-in desk (which is never manned at hotels) or free local phone calls, have almost no …

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Sep 18

Increased Airline Elite Status Through The Starwood/Marriott Merger (Or Vice Versa)

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Mergers are generally not viewed as favorable for consumers. By concentrating power in fewer, rather than more, suppliers, the merged companies are often able to increase pricing, since there are fewer competitors. Sometimes, though, combining benefits can work in your favor. Such is the case when it comes from earning airline elite status* through your …

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Sep 11

“Basic Economy” Credit Cards?

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Airlines have already introduced Basic Economy seating, which gives you a lower fare in exchange for getting no seat assignment, boarding last, surrendering seven Constitutional rights of the airlines’ choosing, etc… They seem to be expanding that model to other parts of the business, as well. For instance, we are getting the first of the …

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Sep 06

Fare Wars Are Back. Thanks, Delta And Spirit!

Oops, they did it again. Just a few months after the airlines were able to brag about increasing pricing and profits, the industry started to do what it does best: attack each other. And the fare wars are only to your benefit. Delta And Spirit Disappoint Investors For the most part, the airline is a …

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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

American Aadvantage

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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