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Aug 14

Thursday Tidbits: a United game, some free Delta miles and more…

Occasionally, airlines will put a fun game on their website to draw you in, giving you the opportunity to win prizes.  United’s isn’t one of them.  I actually found the game, where you have to catch flying objects with your mouse (on the web, not in real life), somewhat annoying, particularly since the game put …

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Jul 31

Thursday Tidbits: Delta in-flight improvements, Citi Thank You redemptions

In-flight entertainment is about to get better on Delta, as it begins to roll out streaming Wi-Fi on all two-class products and seat-back entertainment on domestic narrow-body aircraft.  The former is available on planes that have Gogo Wi-Fi and will be completed by the end of 2015, allowing you to stream to your personal devices.  The latter …

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Jun 25

More insight into Delta: Lists Boston as an “international gateway”

In a press release yesterday, Delta discussed its Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks, which speed up the customs process.  In the release, it listed all of its main international gateways, including Boston. Boston?  Don’t get me wrong, I consider my hometown to be as important as any other city (Let’s hope Kevin Love thinks so, also, …

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Jun 20

Is Delta targeting Boston?

On Monday, Delta issued a press release announcing the launch of Seattle-Hong Kong service.  It’s no secret that Alaska Air and Delta are in a skirmish in Seattle (mentioned here), as Delta looks for a west coast hub for its Asian flights.  So when Delta listed Seattle among its “key hubs and markets,” nobody should have been …

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Feb 04

FTD and Delta: Up to 35 miles per dollar spent

So I’m starting with the Valentine’s day posts, given the mileage earnings opportunities out there.  For Delta, you can earn as much as 35 miles per dollar spent, with an additional 500 just for placing the order.  The standard pricing is 20 miles per dollar spent, but there is a special elite code that gets you …

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Jan 06

Elite Status: New year, more miles needed

Earlier, I discussed the difference between redeemable miles and miles toward elite status.  Redeemable miles are those you use to get free flights.  Elite status miles are based on the number of miles you fly each year and reset at the beginning of each year.  They are a “phantom” points system that help you earn …

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Nov 22

A list of SkyTeam alliance members

If you are reading these posts in chronological order, this is the last of our alliance lists.  SkyTeam is the third major alliance and the North American partners are Delta and AeroMexico. Aeroflot Aerolíneas Argentinas Aeromexico Air Europa Air France Alitalia China Airlines China Eastern China Southern Czech Airlines Delta Air Lines Kenya Airways KLM …

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