Tag: frequent flyer miles

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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Are We Saying Goodbye To Cheap Flights To Europe?

It was good while it lasted, as cheap flights between the US and Europe could soon be a thing of the past due to airline consolidation. First, at its investor day last week, British Airways announced that it was still interested in purchasing Norwegian Air. BA already holds 4.6% of their stock. And yesterday, we …

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Suing An Airline, A Scenic View And An Attack On Root Beer

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Another week in the world of travel (and I still don’t have access to my Delta account)… Taking The Airlines to Court Feel like suing an airline? Okay, that’s a stupid question. Everyone has wanted to sue an airline at one time or another. Well congratulations, since somebody has done that for you. According to …

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Basic Economy: Demand Continues To Increase

Airlines are emphasizing their “hourglass” structure more than ever. For those who want luxury, the companies are spending more in business class enhancements. For those who want the cheapest flight possible, airlines are making those available, as well. And the demand for basic economy is increasing, so airlines are responding.* JetBlue, Alaska Adding Basic Economy …

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Fly Across The Atlantic In Business For Less

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I’ll start by saying this: International business class is almost never cheap. Please don’t equate “for less” with “cheap.”   One of the best uses of frequent flyer miles is international travel, particularly in premium classes of service. Airlines have made changes to their redemption policies that have made it more expensive, sometimes prohibitively so, …

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Spirit Airlines Adding Wi-Fi Onboard

I got an email from Spirit Airlines telling me that they had a “big announcement.” Okay, it wasn’t that big, but it was nice to know that, by next summer, Spirit will be joining the 21st century and adding Wi-Fi onboard. Is Spirit Getting Better? Spirit Airlines, an ultra-low cost carrier,* is never going to …

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Boeing Continues To Win The Long-Haul Game

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If it seems like somebody’s always announcing an order for a new plane or fleet type, there’s a reason: Somebody’s always announcing an order for a new plane or fleet type. While there are countless  numbers of planes, two manufacturers dominate the market, Boeing and Airbus. And for now, Boeing is winning the war. Of …

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Ridesharing Programs 101

Today’s 101 topic is only tangentially related to frequent flyer programs. It’s about ride-sharing services (RSS), such as Uber and Lyft. If you’ve never used one, they may seem intimidating at first, but can save you time and money. The concept behind RSS is a relatively simple one. Instead of buying or renting a taxi …

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Hilton Double Points (Link)

Forgot about this one but, if you haven’t signed up for the Hilton double points promo, now is a good time to do so. Hilton Honors Double Points A few weeks ago, I mentioned that this quarter’s Hilton promotion would be returning to double points. I’m all for that, since the bonus is one of …

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