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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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Jun 02

Travel Card Mania

Last night, I was reading a piece that talked about incrementality and tolerance levels. In particular, it discussed the fact that, as a person becomes more exposed to stimuli, they need increasing amounts of it to generate the same “high,” whether it’s gambling, alcohol or iPads. Credit Card Bonuses While my discussion last night was actually …

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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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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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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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Aug 08

What to do when the power goes out

That title is only half-joking, as two airlines have seen their systems crash in the past month, including Delta today and Southwest previously. Here’s what to do if you are affected: You May Get Lucky Look online. You may have already been rebooked or have the ability to do so. If you get a message …

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Aug 06

Everyone’s Welcome! Well, No, Not You, Or You…

Flying is, at the best of times, not much more than comfortable. At the worst of times, well, we’ve all been there. But it’s worse for some than it is for others. There have been a number of stories of passengers removed from planes over the past few years, and the vast majority of them …

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