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What Delta’s New Boarding Zones Mean

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Once again, Delta has announced a change to the way it will board planes and, as usual, the new process will be more complicated than the old one. The meaning is simple. Delta is giving up any pretense that it is trying to find the most efficient way to board a plane. Rather, your boarding …

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Delta To Offer “Pay With Miles” Upgrades

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A few years ago, Delta announced its intention to “sell” 75% of the seats in first class. The airline didn’t actually think that it would get cash for those seats, but it wanted to get something, such as a payment in the form of miles. So here we go. Delta Expands Upgrading with Miles Delta …

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Southwest Credit Card: 60,000 Points. But More Importantly, The Calendar…

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Card Southwest Airlines runs frequent promotions for its Rapid Rewards Credit Card, but now may be an optimal time to get it, given that we are at the end of the calendar year (More on that later.). I don’t offer Chase cards, but that link will take you directly to Southwest’s website. …

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Chunneling One Off The Bucket List

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For those who do not know, “the Chunnel” is the nickname for the tunnel that runs under the English Channel, ultimately connecting Paris and London in under 2.5 hours. And while the the experience wasn’t nearly as exciting as I hoped it would be, it’s clear that I’ll never be flying from London to Paris …

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Ride Share Rewards Programs

Lyft and Uber are joining the rest of the world with loyalty programs. But one is clearly better. Lyft And Uber Rewards Following an announcement from Uber last month that it would roll out a frequent-flyer style rewards program, Lyft has also announced one, although without nearly the breadth of its Uber counterpart. Lyft is …

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Ultra-Low Cost Airlines: Coming And Going

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The only constant in the airline industry, particularly on the international front, is change. New low-cost startup airlines seem to launch every day, although that could be in the face of the one that started last year ending this year. I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but the air transportation is one of …

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And Now, For Something Different: Why Business Travel Isn’t Always All It’s Cracked Up To Be

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One of the questions that I see most frequently is “How do I find a job that will get me lots of travel (and frequent flyer miles)?” I remember my first business trip, which was to New York in 2000. It was great. I got to stay in a nice hotel and order room service. …

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CVS Black Friday: $17.29 In Goods For $.23

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My favorite Thanksgiving tradition has returned! CVS offers a loyalty program awards called “ExtraBucks (EB).” If you make purchases of certain products, they will give you a rebate in the form of a coupon. Every year, CVS runs a Black Friday promotion in which it offers a certain number of products for free*. Buy the product …

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Cash And Miles Back From Holiday Shopping

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With Thanksgiving coming up in a week, it’s about to be that time of year, when advertisements turn from politics to shopping. One of my major rules for shopping on the internet is never to buy anything without getting something back for it, although that rule is increasingly beginning to apply to brick and mortar …

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Why JetBlue Between Boston And New York Is unbeatable

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Regular readers know that I’m a big fan of JetBlue. Their service is excellent, the onboard product is the best in the industry and they truly value their loyal customers. And my flight yesterday was just another example of the airline simply doing what they do well. The Boston-New York market is known as the …

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