January 2018 archive

Rocketmiles: What To Do If You Don’t Want Hotel Points

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Everyone who flies has a frequent flyer number, buy many hotel guests don’t have participate in the lodging company’s loyalty program. If you’ve decided you don’t want hotel points but still want something for staying at a property, you should check out Rocketmiles. Rocketmiles Rocketmiles is a hotel booking site that pays you in airline …

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Weird News In The World Of Travel…

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It’s Monday, so let’s keep things light. Here are a few of the more, um, “interesting” stories that I’ve seen over the past week or so. Should’ve Gone to Home Depot… The White House is taking a little flak for doing a bit of home renovations to Air Force One, with the new chilling units …

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Minneapolis in Winter (Coach) Or April In Paris (First)?

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Somewhere in Atlanta, there’s a guy in Delta’s revenue management department who’s jumping up and down like it’s Christmas. Except for him, it’s something better: It’s a Super Bowl in a Delta hub. Going to MSP? Good Luck.* A few years ago, Delta switched the way that they price mileage redemptions. Instead of your paying …

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Credit Cards: Rewards Versus Benefits

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I got a survey a few days ago asking me about the benefits of my Delta Reserve Credit Card, and it got me thinking about a subject that I already spend too much time thinking about: credit cards that I own that I would never actually use. This post is going to be best for …

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It’s Winter, Think Alaska Air For Free Flights!

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I don’t get to write about Alaska Airlines often enough because I live on the east coast, and that’s a shame. It’s one of the most reliable and customer-friendly carriers in the country, and I’ve never had a bad experience with them. Free Or Companion Tickets If you live on the west coast, or you …

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United Adds Premium Economy. Are The Good Times Over?

United became the third airline to announce a premium economy cabin, which spokesperson Maggie Schmerin teased a few days ago. What Is Premium Economy? I’ve discussed Premium Economy before, but here’s a quick review: The gap between traditional economy and business class, particularly on international products, is tremendous. Passengers have clamored for a better economy …

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American Announces Chicago-New York Shuttle. Airline Geeks Geek-Out

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Last week, American made the kind of announcement that generally gets passed over in the general news (mostly because it isn’t that important) but gets aerosexuals all hot and bothered. There’s a new shuttle coming! The ORD-LGA Shuttle In an announcement that listed a bunch of new routes for American Airlines, the carrier also noted …

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Up To 600 United Miles: Opinion Miles Club

Surveys are a good way to earn some extra points, miles or dollars. Most airlines offer them and they’re easy enough partners to use. Opinion Miles Club for United Airlines is one such partner. But there may be a better reason than the miles to join. Opinion Miles Club At United, you can earn up …

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Delta Rolls Out Basic Economy Internationally

A few years ago, Delta got a lot of bad press when it rolled out basic economy fares*, its own version of the “you get what you get and you don’t get upset” pricing that ultra-low cost carriers use, where you buy a seat and just about everything else costs money.** In early December, it …

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New Hilton Credit Cards Have Arrived

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As I discussed back in November, Hilton has used the new year to roll out a new lineup of credit cards, ranging from a free one to a premium one. I don’t have access to the links yet for this site, but if you are anxious to apply, you can go directly to American Express. …

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