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Win prizes with Star Alliance’s ‘Picture your Upgrade’ App

Star Alliance has announced a contest anyone can enter using their new ‘Publish your upgrade’ app. Prizes range from Around the world trip for 2 to free Star Gold status! To enter, you have to take and post pictures using the app. Entries are open till April 4th. Here is how it works: The Star…

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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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OMG! Are Air India and Star Alliance hooking up, again?

Don’t know if I succeeded in making this post’s title sound like something out of the tabloids. But, the whole off-again, on-again relationship between Star Alliance and Air India is truly one for the tabloids. (Sorry no paparazzi photos of Air India in a compromising position. They are having trouble paying their fuel bills though…).…

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Planning your Airline Miles for 2012

That gives me some great benefits, such as free unlimited domestic upgrades, Exit row seats when I do not get upgraded, automatic Economy+ for when I don’t get the exit row, free checked bags and most importantly, Star Gold level on Star Alliance, for all my non-United travel. … My Balance: 50,970 – 5,000 = 45,970 Make a list of all other sources that earn you miles and see how many will come in for sure.

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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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100% bonus on buying US Airways miles is back!

Gary calls US Airways the official consolidator of Star Alliance premium class seats. Rightly so, their miles can be often purchased at discounts. In June they had an offer for purchasing miles with 100% at ~1.4 cents each. The offer is back again, until 15 September. The two caveats are that you have to buy…

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Star Alliance grabs another Chinese carrier: Shenzhen Airlines

Shenzhen Airlines, a primarily domestic Chinese Airline is set to join Star Alliance. The announcement came today morning on Star Alliance’s Facebook page. They expect Shenzhen to fully join the alliance by late 2012. Recently, there has been a race between airlines to expand partners in China. China Eastern and Southern were taken up by…

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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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