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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 >>
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 >>
Deltas 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 >>
Have you noticed its getting harder to spend your airline miles? (Thats 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 >>
Its 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
If youre 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 >>
The differences between one airlines 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 >>
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, youll be told... more >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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