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Feb 01

Does Premium Economy Bring Back The Mileage Run?

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Welcome to February. As we anxiously await word from Punxsutawney Phil tomorrow, you may think that I would want to talk about going someplace warm. Think again. We’re going to chilly South Korea. But don’t worry, we won’t be there long. The Revived Premium Economy You used to get first or coach. That was it. …

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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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Dec 13

End Of Year Thoughts And A Good Marriott-Starwood Article

Don’t Let Your Points Expire As you move into the new year, it’s time to make sure that your points don’t expire. Every program has different rules about how frequently you need to have activity in your accounts, and it can be as few as three months (I’m looking at you, Spirit.). Remember, you don’t …

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Dec 11

How Delta Rescued Diamond Medallion Status

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As you know, this blog is tailored to novices in the frequent flyer world but, every so often, it’s fun to get a little deeper on a particular subject. Today, I’ll talk about Delta’s Medallion program and its top status, Diamond Medallion, in particular. If you need a quick review of what elite status is, …

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Nov 21

Delta Adding A SkyMiles Perk For Transcon Elites

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The general direction of frequent flyer programs has been downward. While airlines occasionally offer a carrot to improve the benefits, it’s much more common to get the stick. So even if the perk they add only affects a few people, it’s nice to get something. Free Elite Upgrades on Domestic Delta One One of the …

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Nov 14

Help, Delta Gave Me Extra Miles And Won’t Take Them Back!

Delta gave me 10,000 extra miles and now I can’t get rid of them. While that may sound like a bank error in my favor, I happen to have found the one circumstance where it isn’t. At least for now, I seem to be stuck with them. Here’s What Happened As you may know, Delta …

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Oct 30

Using Your Friends For Points And Miles

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Because why should bloggers have all the fun? Refer a friend for a Delta SkyMiles  card and they will reward you.* 10,000 Delta Miles for The Platinum Card The most recent referral offer I got was for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. It’s not the only product that current cardholders can refer their friends …

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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 02

Weekend Tidbits…WestJet, Southwest And Coffee

Hmm, let’s see what’s going on in the world of travel… Get WestJet Silver Status WestJet is the second largest airline in Canada but, unless you live there, you may never have heard of it. Too bad for you. Think “Canadian version of JetBlue,” but even nicer (because, you know, Canadian), which is appropriate, because …

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