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Sep 06

Fare Wars Are Back. Thanks, Delta And Spirit!

Oops, they did it again. Just a few months after the airlines were able to brag about increasing pricing and profits, the industry started to do what it does best: attack each other. And the fare wars are only to your benefit. Delta And Spirit Disappoint Investors For the most part, the airline is a …

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Aug 17

Sun Country: Hey Jude, Don’t Make It Bad…

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Newly appointed Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker has announced a new direction for the discount carrier, and it might not be one that its current passenger base cares for. Sun Who? If you’ve never heard of Sun Country, you’re not alone. The discount carrier plays an important role, however, in not only servicing the local …

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May 10

Spirit Airlines Enhances Airport “Entertainment”

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It’s been an ugly month for airlines, but Spirit Airlines may have PR award by cancelling a flight, leading to a battle royal at the gate. And they didn’t even charge extra to watch it!* A Cancellation Leads to Chaos Spirit Airlines, which was completing only 50% of its flights on time at one point, …

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Jul 15

Shocker: The Airlines Lose A Round in Washington

I had a few other topics I wanted to talk about today, but they are going to have to wait a day so that I can discuss the new FAA reauthorization bill. And, before your eyes roll, I’ll tell you that there are a few pieces in it that might interest you. The most important …

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Apr 07

Bits and Pieces from around The Travel Industry

One of the nice things about the travel industry is that, when there aren’t any great mileage promotions, there’s always something interesting going on. Or, in this case, a bunch of something interestings…   You Can Travel Like a Millennial (But Do You Want To?) I’ll say up front that I’m not a Millennial. I …

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Jan 15

Why Even Lightning Strikes are Better Overseas

Even I feel a little bit bad for the airlines on this one. European Airlines, whose involuntary denied boardings (IDB) are already governed by the particularly strict EC 261, lost another one in court when a British judge ruled that they owed passengers compensation for a cancelled flight due to a lightning strike. Ouch. Normally, …

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Aug 19

Delta upselling: Are they really trying to shame passengers?

One of my favorite activities as a mileage blogger is criticizing Delta because, from a consumer standpoint, they do so much that deserves to be criticized. Granted, not only do they have the right but they also, in fact, have the obligation to make money for their shareholders, so I understand why they raise fees …

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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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Nov 05

Spirit Airlines brings on the hate, but readers will love it

First, a quick welcome to Inessa’s (The Miles Professor) readers.  I’m thrilled to be working with her and look forward to hearing from you, either through the contact page or at frequentflyermiles101@gmail.com.  I read her blog and thoroughly enjoy her work. I’ll give Spirit Airlines credit, they’re a lot of fun.  Whether it’s their wacky …

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