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Continental-Amtrak go the Kim Kardhsian-Kris Humphries way

Just like the breakup between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, the not unexpected breakup between Continental OnePass and Amtrak Guest Rewards is here. As of the end of this year, with the merger of Continental OnePass Mileage program into United MileagePlus, one will no longer be able to earn Continental Miles on Amtrak train trips…

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The pain of tracking Airline Miles and Hotel Points

Yeah, I know there are websites that will track it for me all in one place – I have accounts with points.com and gomilies.com , but they just don’t seem to be right or enough. … Staying at a hotel (duh, again, but this can become complex if one earns hotel points, airline miles or hotel points AND airline miles) Credit cards eMiles.com eRewards.com MyPoints.com TopGuest Car rentals (for rental rewards or airline miles) Other sundry events, like filling out a survey, earning miles as compensation for a customer service event, etc.

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Sudden Big Changes to Mileage Plus airline partner mileage accrual

This has been the year of changes. We have seen so many changes this year; I have seriously starting to forget what the situation was last year. The latest changes to United Mileage Plus (MP)and Continental One Pass (OP) have been surreptitiously introduced. However it is difficult to creep past the hawk-eye of frequent fliers.…

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Why the new changes to Mileage Plus are the work of an evil genius

By now, you probably already know about the new changes to Mileage plus, effective from 2012. In case you don’t, it’s good to gloss over them at the related Milepoint thread and Gary’s excellent commentary. I am simply amazed at the changes. They are purely the work of a genius. Let us call him/her ‘anti-Joker’.…

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Another Free 100 CO Miles

Get another free 100 Miles from Continental. This time it is for checking out their in-flight DirectTV discount offer for using the Chase MasterCard. Click here to get the Free 100 Continental Miles! To get all our posts and articles, sign up for updates vis RSS or email. We also post updates on Twitter and…

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Reminder: Double miles from ShopOnePass ending on July 19

One of the advantages of having the Continental (CO) OnePass Plus card was the access to the double miles at selected retailers when clicking through ShopOnePass. This led to excellent deals like 50 miles per dollar on floral purchases.   Thanks to the UA/CO merger, this benefit is ending on July 19. So get the…

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Bump the Bonus with Chase Freedom card

Chase Freedom is one of my favorite cards especially in 3rdquarter when they have 5% cashback on travel related purchases up to $1500. I had written earlier about a 20K signup bonus Ultimate Rewards (UR) points for the Chase Freedom card. Recently they have been sending out a targeted offer for 30K UR points. If…

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Air India – good for Star Alliance?

As Air India progresses on its ‘final approach’ to become a member of the Star Alliance, it brings to an end (if they do actually make this July-end deadline) of the longest any airline has ever taken to join an Alliance. This long drawn out path to Allianceship, if I may, has further tarnished Air…

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YMMV: Double OnePass Miles on Dining, Retail and Entertainment purchases until Aug 8

Continental OnePass Plus Card is becoming my go-to card for dining purchases. I had blogged earlier about double miles opportunity on dining, gas and grocery purchases until June 13.   I figured out this would be a good time to call up Chase since the older promotion had ended. And I am glad I did.…

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One way reward booking starts on Continental (CO)

I suddenly realized, we are into June 15. One step closer to integration of United (UA)/Continental (CO) and mostly inflated award charts. The major benefits of the changes are two fold One-way booking is now allowed on continental (Fig 1) Fig 1. One-way reward travel is now available on Continental (CO) One-way reward booking offers…

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