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When Delta acquired Northwest, SkyMiles credit card issuer American Express looked to add millions of former WorldPerks program members. But WorldPerks issuer U.S. Bank had other ideas. Heres how their battle affects you. more >>
If the ticket price drops after youve paid, you can get a refund for the difference. Heres how. more >>
We've discovered something interesting and unique in one of American Airlines' "booking codes" or "inventory codes" for domestic First Class travel that helps identify flights with mileage upgrade availability. more >>
With most major airlines finding new ways to tax the loyalty of their mileage program members (of little value to economy class travelers nowadays), Continental had been unexpectedly quiet until now. more >>
SkyMiles members seeking Business Class and coach award seats to Europe have a reason to rejoice! Air France award availability has been added to the online search and booking calendar of SkyTeam partner Delta through its web site, delta.com. more >>
232 years ago, the United States declared independence from England. To show there are no hard feelings, British Airways invites travelers in the colonies to celebrate with round-trip discounted Business Class airfares to London from six US gateways for $1,776quite a deal. But tarry not (after reading below) ... more >>
The backyard barbeque is barely warmed up, yet one airline is already trying to tempt you with some year-end holiday fares. Continental wins the 2008 award for early kickoff of turkey-season travel, with round-trip Business Class fares to Europe starting at just $1,020 (plus taxes) for November travel; $1,220 in December/January. more >>
United Airlines and Lufthansa have combined their corporate mileage plans for small and medium-sized businesses. Operating under Uniteds existing PerksPlus brand, the joint program works in addition to both airlines frequent flyer programs (Uniteds Mileage Plus and Lufthansas Miles & More)... more >>
The all-Business Class segment has been anything but stable, with MaxJet and Eos succumbing to market pressures earlier this year. Today, niche-survivor Silverjet has suspending trading of its shares ... more >>
Australias Virgin Blue has announced that its new international wing, V Australia, will begin service in Dec. 2008 with a daily direct flight between Sydney and Los Angeles ... more >>
Eos Airlines has declared bankruptcy and concluded its All-Business Class passenger service with a final flight April 27th... more >>
In a news release issued late last week, US Airways' Dividend Miles Program announced two policy changes: One will make it more difficult to accrue miles, the other will make it more costly to redeem them ... more >>
American Express Membership Rewards and All-Business Class carrier Eos have teamed up for a promotion that yields an ample 50,000 frequent flyer miles per round-trip flight for bookings made on unrestricted Business Class fares... more >>
Found: The Greatest British Airways Premium Economy Fare Ever ... and its Upgradeable to Business Class!
Sometimes, not often, we find discounts on top of already discounted fares - a convergence of savings that yields an irresistible deal. With a New York-London round-trip in Brithish Airways Premium Economy for $186, this is one of those times... more >>
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