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New no minimum spend offer from US Airways Credit Card

The US Airways card has always been a generous card with a good earning program. I personally did not promote it much given my issues with US Airways. However, the merger with American Airlines is changing everything. Once the twi mileage programs have merged, these miles can be combined with your AA miles. More importantly,…

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Future 787 flights to North America

As a follow-up to my last post on all existing 787 flights to North America, I wanted to post all the future planned 787 flights to North America. Here is the list I found sources from airlineroute.net. Some interesting facts: New airlines added to the list – Air Canada and Royal Jordanian Airport to get most…

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All the 787 flights to and from North America

The latest aircraft to enter the flying fleet of commercial airlines is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Touted as the most efficient aircraft on the planet, the 787 is extremely well suited for ‘thin-long routes’ – routes with long distances but low traffic. This has resulted in some interesting routes (Oslo – Ft. Lauderdale!) and of…

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Did a US Air Force U2 spy plane cause the FAA outage last week?

There is speculation by Reuters and other new agencies that a US Air Force U2 spy plane caused the massive outage at FAA’s LA Central facility last week. The outage, positioned as a ‘computer glitch’ in FAA radar system, caused massive delays all around the US, spawned by ground by almost every airport in Southern…

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A tale of two Richards: NPR interview of Delta and Virgin Group leaders

Earlier today I heard an excellent interview of Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Airlines, and Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, on NPR. They had a lively discussion (Sir Branson more so than Mr. Anderson) on customer experience, what customers care about, the future of airline travel and yes, the Delta – Virgin…

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RMF and CLV – Wharton marketing professor defends Delta’s mileage changes

RMF: Recency, Monetary value and Frequency CLV: Client Lifetime Value These are two of the technical terms that Wharton Marketing professor Peter Fader uses in this excellent interview to explain Delta’s changes to their mileage program. As you may have heard by now, Delta is switching to a new earning program from 2015 where passengers…

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Is AP bashing the 1%-ers of the traveller world?

I am not in the 1% (yet). But due to my diligence with miles and understanding of the upgrade process, I fly in upper class more often than not. So, I am actually not sure what to make of this article by AP’s Scott Mayerowitz. While highlighting some of the awesome features available for upper…

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Smiling with Vanilla and Peaches – The New Airlines of Asia

Asia is the next frontier, when it comes to massive airline expansion. All the major cities in the Western world have been connected to each other by air. There is really not much growth possible in the West for new routes. Yes, there are new routes coming up connecting cities across continents, but not within…

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