Tag: SkyTeam

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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International “stuff:” BA buying Aer Lingus (maybe) and free Aeroflot miles (Yes, that Aeroflot)

I don’t spend too much time on international programs, since most of my readers are in the US, but every once in a while, there are a few noteworthy bits to share.  Today: There has been speculation that British Airways would be buying Aer Lingus and last night, they announced an agreement.  BA would take …

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Why you should always be prepared when booking travel

My friend Mike, the author of the blog Travelzork, is an interesting character.  Everyone has their niches, and he has a couple, including European travel, casino freebies and high-end alcohol (His blog covers the first two well and mentions the third, which is usually found near him when he’s experiencing one of the first two.).  …

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Redeeming miles on Delta

Redeeming Miles: Note: The actual mechanics of booking the flight and understanding an award chart can be found here. There are very few experiences that are more frustrating than booking a Delta award ticket.  Perhaps waiting on hold for customer service while listening to a cheery voice tell you how much the company values your …

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Airline tickets: Don’t “Set it and Forget it”

I’ll be out of town for the next several days, so posting will be only sporadic, but I didn’t even get on the plane before having my first adventure. I’m flying for business to Paris on Delta, with the return on Air France.  Until this afternoon, my biggest concern was that I was stuck in …

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A list of SkyTeam alliance members

If you are reading these posts in chronological order, this is the last of our alliance lists.  SkyTeam is the third major alliance and the North American partners are Delta and AeroMexico. Aeroflot Aerolíneas Argentinas Aeromexico Air Europa Air France Alitalia China Airlines China Eastern China Southern Czech Airlines Delta Air Lines Kenya Airways KLM …

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