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07/14/2009

The Smart Strategy That Avoids Airline Fees

Airline ticket prices are becoming complicated with added fees for almost everything it seems. Are bathroom fees the future? Ryanair thinks so. But, fear not. There is hope for becoming a fee-free flyer. more >>

07/09/2009

Card Issuers Wage a 'WorldPerks War' for Your Business

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. Here’s how their battle affects you. more >>

07/07/2009
05/08/2009

Fly First Class to Hawaii in Northwest Airline’s Sleeper Seats

If you want to fly First Class for the long flight from the mainland to Hawaii, consider departing from the “North Star State.” Northwest is using a new, internationally configured A330 on its Minneapolis-Honolulu route (one flight daily). This is arguably the best airline seat... more >>

03/30/2009

Pay Through the Nose with Delta/Amex "Pay with Miles" Program

Delta’s literature describes Pay with Miles as “a whole new way to use your miles, touting the benefits of innovative mileage-redemption options, but for consumers there's generally more cloud than silver lining ... more >>

Tags: Miles, Domestic
10/01/2008

First Class to the Caribbean for 11 Cents

Depending on your departure city, you can forget 2-for-1s for your Caribbean holiday. For instance, now you can fly Los Angeles to Jamaica for only 11 cents per mile. more >>

09/16/2008

Making Your Miles Go Further In These Hyperinflationary Times

Have you noticed it’s getting harder to ‘spend’ your airline miles? (That’s a rhetorical question.) And that even when you can spend them, how they seem to buy less? The aviation industry is fast becoming the inflation industry – make that the hyperinflation industry – when it comes to frequent flyer miles. It now has 15 trillion unredeemed miles on its books. more >>

08/20/2008

Rare Domestic First Class Airfare War through Friday

It’s been a long summer with little relief from high fares, as airlines have made hanging onto a buck into an Olympic sport. Four airlines, however, are loosening the grip on premium fares to close the season with a rare special on domestic Business and First Class travel, offering fares as low as $134, one-way. more >>

08/11/2008

Mileage Purchase 50% Off With Delta’s SkyMiles

For first-time mileage buyers, Delta Airlines will double the miles you receive for purchases made though Aug. 30... more >>

07/03/2008

Delta's SkyMiles Program Expands Award Availability Search With Air France

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 >>

12/17/2007

Two New Routes to Use Your Delta SkyMiles for First Class Tickets to Hawaii

Finding mileage award seats and upgrades for First Class tickets to Hawaii on Delta, is a formidable task, but the recent announcement of new non-stop routes from Los Angeles to Kona and Lihue brings new hope... more >>

Tags: Hawaii
12/06/2007

Continental Business Class Flights Skyrocket with OnePass

Continental Airlines recently announced "'updates" to its OnePass mileage program, making an uninviting program more costly. Effective Feb. 1, 2008, the changes (mainly increases in reward levels), primarily target Business and First Class travelers. more >>

11/19/2007

Premium and Elite Carriers Enter Holiday Business Class Fare Fray

If you’re seeking that extra measure of service and comfort of a cheap Business Class flight for your December holiday air travel to Europe, three carriers who know how to pamper--British Airways, Eos, and Virgin--have arrived fashionably late to the party, with fares that represent excellent value. more >>

09/26/2007

For Discount Business Class Travel Upgrades, Check Award Charts For Discrepancies

The differences between one airline’s mileage award and another can yield little-known and lucrative values. The "formula" used to determine the number of miles it costs for a given award, such as discount Business Class travel for the price of coach, varies widely... more >>

09/02/2007

Get a Cheap First Class Ticket to Hawaii Aboard Northwest Airlines

The best cheap First Class ticket to Hawaii can be had for about the same money as coach, with Northwest Airlines. But you won't find it the traditional way. If you call Northwest for a quote on a cheap First Class ticket from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you’ll be told... more >>

08/30/2007

Best Premium Economy Seat to London is Aboard Virgin Atlantic

The Best Premium Economy seat to London is Virgin Atlantic's Premium Economy seat. Measuring 21 inches wide, it's the biggest Premium Economy seat by three inches, and equivalent to many other airlines' Business Class seats. Covered in sumptuous purple leather... more >>

08/24/2007

Enjoy a Business Class seat to Africa on Delta's Boeing 767 service to Johannesburg

Delta Airlines began daily service from Atlanta to Johannesburg in December 2006 using Boeing 767 aircraft with 50 Business Class seats. The outbound flight takes about 16 hours, 17.5 on the return, including the refueling stop in Dakar, Senegal. more >>

Tags: Africa
08/19/2007

Discount First Class Airfares to the Caribbean from the Northeast and Midwest

We surveyed over a dozen routes and found that the following destinations have the best discount First Class airfares of $600 to $800 from many US cities: Montego Bay, Santo Domingo, Turks and Caicos, and Bahamas (Nassau). Many other destinations are available... more >>

08/09/2007

Beware of Free Companion Fare Programs for Business Class Travel to Mexico

While putting American Express’ revised 2-for-1 program under the microscope, we came across some hidden pitfalls. The program is available to American Express Centurion and Platinum cardholders, and offers “special” Business Class airfares to Mexico. more >>

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