Jetblue angling to get with Oneworld?

Jetblue (B6) and Japan Airlines (JL) reached a codeshare agreement for 21 US destinations from B6’s stronghold cities of New York and Boston. JAL had direct flights from both cities to Tokyo. The codeshare strengthens the interline agreement that they had established in February.   It is interesting to note that none of the 21…

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Don’t apply for the Continental OnePass Plus card

Most bloggers are writing obituaries for the Continental OnePass Plus Card and advising you to apply for the Continental OnePass Plus Card soon. Well, I beg to disagree. From my limited understanding, my advice in general is: don’t apply for it. Unless You have a targeted offer for 50K signup bonus. You have already got…

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Redemptions in coach make sense, at least to me!

There is a huge debate going on in the travel blogosphere about the value of miles. I don’t want to incite it further but am just sharing my view, which I guess many others would share. As always YVMV (your views may vary). Almost as a principle, I always redeem in coach. I have never…

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The best credit card recommendation: Figure it out yourself

When I was a kid, my dad ingrained the doctrine “Learn from and listen to everyone, follow no one” in me. I have found this to be the best advice one can ever get. This probably also holds true for credit cards. A plethora of credit cards swarm the market with so diverse benefits that…

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Last day to get free 500 Mileage Plus Miles

Through today (Nov. 11th, 2011), United is offering 500 Mileage Plus miles for downloading and using their new Mileage Plus shopping assistant. You can also get another 1500 Miles if you purchase something >$125. I prefer the shopping assistant over the earlier toolbars. These are not as intrusive. Once you sign out of the assistant,…

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Gear up for American Express Small Business Saturday Promotion

Small Business Saturday was a great promotion that many of us took advantage of last year. All you had to do was register your card and use it at some local merchant’s business. Well this lucrative promotion is back again this year. Register your American Express Card starting Nov 1 and then use it at…

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Feeling Lucky?

Via Priority Club Insider Enter HERE The prize includes among others the following Roundtrip on Cathay Pacific 5 nights at Intercontinental Hong Kong Dinner for two at SPOON $5000 All you have to do is write a memorable anniversary or birthday food story. The last date is Nov 2. Best of Luck. To get all…

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Update on Mileage Plus partner accrual on LH and LX

I had reported earlier that United (UA) has quietly changed the EQM (Elite Qualifying Miles) and RDM (Redeemable Miles) earning policy on partners like Lufthansa (LH) and Swiss Air (LX). It was done without any announcement around Sep 27. I had booked a ticket on LH T class on Sep 26. According to the earlier…

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Sweet deal to visit China: 7 nights for $900 or less (airfare, hotel, meals included)

Livingsocial is running a good deal to visit China. LINK For $899, you get the following: Round-Trip Airfare to Beijing (PEK) via Air China Five-Night Stay for Two at Beijing Four Points by Sheraton (Single Occupancy Add $280) English-Speaking Tour Guide Service Air-Conditioned Sightseeing Bus and Driver Service Five Buffet Breakfasts Three Lunches and Dinners…

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