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Giveaway: Free code for FlightTrack Pro iOS App

Starbucks had a recent promotion of their weekly iOS giveaway – the FlightTrack Pro App. This is an awesome iPhone, iPad App which usually sells for $9.99. You could get it from Starbucks for free using the free giveaway cards they have for songs, books and Apps. If your Starbucks has run out of these…

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Expert Tip #5: Alliances are key to maximizing Miles and Elite Status

The Airline world is made up of three alliances: Star Alliance SkyTeam OneWorld Understanding the alliances and the airlines that make them up, and which airlines do not participate in an alliance, is key to maximizing miles and status. What alliances allow you to do is pick one airline per alliance and earn miles on…

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Expert Tip #4: What to do when your flight gets cancelled?

Just like getting delayed, flights get cancelled – whether it be due to weather, mechanical aircraft issues or unavailability of crew. In an earlier Expert Tip (#3), I gave tips on how to potentially get compensated for delayed flights. Those tips hold equally good for cancelled flights. In this post, I give detailed steps of…

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AirTran-Southwest get closer

After my last post about two divorces – Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries & Continental and Amtrak, I am happy to provide good news about a marriage – that of Southwest and AirTran. They merged recently and have taken the next step of bringing their Mileage programs together. Just like the other successful marriage of…

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Paper Vouchers – don’t lose them!

While I was not bummed losing a $25 voucher, I did miss it as this was a ‘cash’ voucher and I could have used it for anything – towards a flight, food, even a lounge day-pass. … So, when you do get stuck with a paper voucher, here are some tips: Keep it in a secure place (and if you like me, make sure you remember where your ‘safe’ place is).

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Pokemon! Unique Aircraft Livery

Different airline have given their aircraft interesting livery for different reasons. They may add unique livery to: Advertise – the Alliance they are a part of. Promote – such as Alaska Airlines promoting Wildlife in Alaska or Continental promoting New York City a few years ago. Advertise – like Southwest and the plane for the…

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Why I never fly Southwest

  Southwest, AirTran, JetBlue, Ryan Air (Europe), IndiGo (India) – these are all low cost airlines that are focussed on giving cheap airfares with no frills. One of the frills they do not offer is a decent Frequent Flyer program. In some cases there is no program at all. I hence do not fly them.…

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