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Delta: Double Miles With Partners, Potential Extra Credit Card MQMs

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When airlines first launched frequent flyer programs, they only intended for the miles to serve as a device to influence your future flying behavior. I don’t think anyone imagined the extent to which miles would become such an integral part of travel, nor how profitable the venture could be. Over the past few decades, airlines …

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Using Points Or Miles To Bid For Experiences

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Got a few extra hundred thousand points or so that you don’t know what to do with? No problem, travel providers have found a way to help you out. Auctions with Points Or Miles Sure, anyone can save up miles (or money, for that matter) to fly First Class around the world. But how many …

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Delta And Alaska: Earning Miles From Delayed Baggage

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Nobody likes to check their bags when flying. It guarantees waiting at the carousel for an undetermined period of time when all you want to do is get out of the airport. But if you wait long enough and fly the right airline, it could be a profitable venture. Miles Or Money For Delayed Baggage …

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Flight Review: Delta One To Tokyo On The A-350

It’s long been said that American carriers simply can’t compete with their foreign counterparts when it comes to an international premium product (or a domestic premium product. Or a coach product. But those are posts for another day.). And, at the very highest end, they can’t. Their shareholders demand returns on investments, and small palaces …

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Delta American Express: 60,000 Miles, No Fee

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Weather permitting, I’ll be traveling for the next week or so. Posts will be fewer and further between. As credit card companies get more desperate for more high value customers, they’re raising the perks that they are offering. American Express is currently doing so with Delta miles. 60,000 Points, No First Year Fee It’s rare …

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An Airline Versus The Government: Who Do I Root For?

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The airlines and the government have a love-hate relationship, even more so than most companies and the politicians. On the one hand, they rely on the regulators to be somewhat kind to them. On the other hand, they have to deal with endless complaints from the public, usually around the same time a Congressman’s flight …

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Three Airline Policies That Need To Change

Airlines are complex beasts and, because of that, have regulations books roughly the size of a small elephant. As passengers, we accept those complications and learn to live with them. But what about policies, rules and regulations that make no sense, or are never enforced? Most people can deal with unusual approaches, as long as …

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Does Premium Economy Bring Back The Mileage Run?

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Welcome to February. As we anxiously await word from Punxsutawney Phil tomorrow, you may think that I would want to talk about going someplace warm. Think again. We’re going to chilly South Korea. But don’t worry, we won’t be there long. The Revived Premium Economy You used to get first or coach. That was it. …

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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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