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Can an airline just deduct more miles for an award?

I had an interesting encounter with Delta SkyMiles customer service as a result of my last award trip on Delta. I went over the booking & redemption process in my last post – Booking complex awards. As I mentioned I redeemed 50,000 miles for that award. I had major problems on the return trip. The…

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International Travel Essentials – Never leave home without them

While I have started taking domestic travel very casually, International travel is something I prepare for. I am not talking about remembering my passport and travel guide, but other accessories that make my travels more comfortable and more importantly less expensive. Here are some of my must haves: Laptop/iPad with WiFi: With easy access to…

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RJ Nation

Boeing and Airbus may be slugging it out for dominance in the aircraft industry, but a visit to any airport, especially in the US, will tell you that the short haul or regional travel business is definitely owned by the Regional Jets (RJs). Even large hub airports like Dulles (IAD) and Newark (EWR) have entire…

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Continental – Welcome to Star Alliance!

Today Continental Airlines officially joined Star Alliance. They defected over from SkyTeam. Their coming over to Star Alliance makes Star Alliance the predominant airline alliance there is, especially in North America. Continental has become the fourth North America based Major Carrier in the alliance. The other three being United (a founding member of Star Alliance),…

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