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Tag: frequent flyer miles

Nov 03

The most valuable miles are from…Alaska Airlines?

I have to admit, I’ve always had a soft spot for Alaska Airlines.  My first flight ever on them was the “Milk Run,”  flight that starts in Seattle and stops at a few of the southeast cities in Alaska before finally getting to Anchorage.  The scenery was beautiful and I had a chance to meet …

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Nov 01

Hotel and airfare bonuses and a sad day for the Boston-NYC Delta shuttle

Hmm, a rainy Saturday is always a good day to do a little digging.  Let’s see what’s out there. Rocketmiles, an online travel agent that gives you frequent flyer points for booking hotel rooms through them, is offering a nice special on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points.  Book a hotel and get 1,000-5,000 Rapid Rewards …

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Oct 31

JetBlue doesn’t extend schedule! Until Sunday, anyway…

Trick or treat? Trick. Much as I love JetBlue, they do make the occasional rookie mistake. JetBlue extends its schedule every quarter or so, unlike the major airlines, who do it on a 330-day rolling basis.  Earlier today, I got an email that said the following: Cool! So I can now go ahead and book …

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Oct 30

A few mileage tidbits and earning opportunities…

Hyatt is one of my two favorite hotel programs, along with Starwood, and they’ve thrown in a little sweetener for those booking hotels before the end of the year.  Book a room between now and 12/31 on your mobile phone or their mobile website and you’ll get an extra 1,000 points per stay.  Free nights …

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Oct 28

American and US Airways announce program integration; No real surprises

Today, American Airlines and US Airways announced the timeline for the integration of the two programs and there were no real surprises.  Actually, there was one surprise, and that was that there are no real surprises.  Congratulations, American (and US Airways): Your miles just became a little more valuable. Truthfully, I was expecting the program …

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Oct 24

Rule #1 in frequent flyer land: Always sign up for the free program

It’s been one of those weeks, so today’s post is going to be short… On the subway home today, I ran into a friend that I hadn’t seen for a few months.  While catching up, she mentioned that she had just come home from a business trip to China.  Most normal people would ask her …

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Oct 24

Great intro fares to Europe, Bad news for Int’l travelers and some sad news…

Wow Air (almost as good a name as Wizz Air) is an Icelandic low-cost carrier that, until a few days ago, I had never heard of.  And then they announced what Ryan Air has been trying to do forever: ridiculously cheap fares over the Atlantic, such as Boston or Baltimore to London for 99 British …

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Sep 28

Delta: What you need to know about earning miles

It quickly became apparent to me that trying to do one post with everything that you need to know about Delta is too much for one post, so I’m going to split it up a bit.  Since earning and redeeming miles are what most people are interested in, we’ll start there. With 2014 almost over, …

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