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Goodbye USAirways (soon!) – You will not be missed

The end of US Airways is coming near. American Airlines and US Airways have both sent out emails stating that the mileage programs of US Airways will be combined with that of American sometime in Q2 2015. This is just one step of the merger process, but it is a major one. The rebranding and…

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Chase Ultimate Rewards vs. American Express Membership Rewards

The two most flexible reward programs that are not locked-in to an Airline or a Hotel Chain are Ultimate Rewards from Chase and Membership Rewards from American Express. Both are excellent programs with great redemption opportunities and multiple ways to earn them. This post with compare and contrast some of the key points of these…

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(Almost) Instant Gold Status with Hilton

Hilton is offering Visa Signature Card holders instant Gold status until Aug 31. However if you stay thrice within that period, and pay for it with your Visa Signature, you get Gold Status until March 2013. This is seriously good deal, though it’s not a once in a life time offer. Nevertheless, Hilton Gold is…

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Starting a New Year of earning Miles and Status

Here we go again – Starting a New Year of earning Miles and Status: If you are like me, you logged in to your primary mileage account, the one you have Elite Status on, on Jan. 1st and saw a big fat Zero in your Status Miles (EQM) total. For almost every airline in the…

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Airline Miles for Free

How to get Airline Miles for Free? I have written multiple articles that deal with earning miles by flying. These include – How to Maximize Airline Miles and How to Maximize Status Miles. If I look at all the miles I have earned over the years, more miles actually come from non-flying activities than I…

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Fast Track to Elite Status

How to Maximize Elite Status Miles In my last article I talked about How to Maximize your Airline Miles. But as I discussed in my article on the Value of Elite status, while earning award miles is great, earning status miles and hence qualifying for different Elite levels is where all the real returns begin.…

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The Economics of Airline Miles – Part III

How to Maximize Airline Mile Earnings In my previous articles in the series ‘Economics of Airline Miles’ I covered the Value of Airline Miles in part 1 and the Value of Elite Status in part 2. Continuing in the series, in this article I will discuss practical tips on how to maximize the airline miles…

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Frequent Flyer Programs – Picking the right one

Picking the right Frequent Flyer program can have significant impact on your ability to earn or redeem Airline rewards and to earn and enjoy Elite status. Most uninformed travelers start like I did – they take the credit for any flight they fly on the frequent flyer program of the airline they are flying. This…

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Free Airline Lounge access

I discussed Airline Lounges in detail in my previous post on this topic. This article is a follow up to discuss options available to get ‘free’ access to airline lounges. Now, for the disclaimer – Just like there is no free lunch, there is really no free lounge access. But, there are ways available to…

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Airline Lounges – A Review

Airline Lounges are an oasis of luxury and comfort in crowded, noisy airports. While many people may disagree with my claim of ‘luxury’ in an airline lounge, no one can deny that in todays environment of flight delays and the need to be at airports early, lounges are a welcome respite. Most decent sized airports…

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