Category Archive: Star Alliance

Oct 28

Surveys for United Miles with Opinion Miles Club

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Doing surveys for miles is fun and easy. Well, it’s easy, anyway, but small chunks of miles can add up to big numbers. Some half-hearted work on e-Rewards, for instance has gotten me 7,000 points year to date. Had I really focused on it, it probably could have been double that number. That may not sound …

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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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Sep 25

Earn up to 150,000 Copa (Star Alliance) miles

I don’t speak a lot about Copa, since I don’t have a lot of readers who fly it (It is hubbed in Panama City and connects a lot of north-south traffic.) but, in the tradition of LatinPass, it is offering 150,000 miles to fly to 10 new destinations between October 1 and March 31, 2016. …

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Aug 24

Mileage running for fun and, well, just for fun

I really appreciate my friend Marty. He’s a great guy and knows all the good restaurants in Las Vegas, but even better, he’s more, er, “enthusiastic*” about miles than I am. Whenever I tell my wife about one of my “exploits,**” causing her to shake her head, I can always point to Marty and say, …

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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 11

A few programs around the world offering free points

Free points are free points.  It doesn’t matter where they’re from or how often you will use the program, take them if somebody is giving them to you.  Here are two options: Copa Airlines, a carrier that does North-South connections through Panama City, possibly the connecting hub in the world, is offering 2,000 miles to …

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May 15

You are your own best advocate for rewards programs

On any given day, a quick Google search will find you an article about “the best frequent flyer programs,” “easiest ways to use your frequent flyer miles” or “how to beat the airlines at their own game (Number four will shock you!).”  Truthfully, I ignore most of them, since I don’t know the source, are …

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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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