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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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The 47,000 mile Mileage Run, plain nuts

There is a thread that went on on FlyerTalk about a person planning a 47,000 miles mileage run. To reach an Elite Status level that takes 100,000 miles to reach, that is going almost half the distance via a mileage run! Even the passenger says it is nuts. Or as he puts it, warm nuts,…

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The eterneal dilema – Save money or Earn Miles?

One of the eternal dilemma’s faced by travelers is choosing between a low cost flight ticket and sacrificing the miles that one loses by buying that ticket, or buying higher fare tickets that will earn the full miles. Yes, you don’t always earn one mile for every mile flown. Airlines sell tickets in different fare…

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Rear View: United’s rear facing Business seats

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to fly in a United 767-300, International Configuration. It was a short domestic flight, but it was serviced by a 3-class International Configuration aircraft. The final destination after the domestic hop, I understand, was Zurich. I have travelled in large United twin-aisle planes domestically before. But they have…

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Alaska Airlines: The Switzerland of Frequent Flier Programs

Alaska Airlines and its sister airline Horizon Air have been a standout in a world dominated by Airline Alliances. Alaska Airlines has ‘gone it alone’ (or with its one sibling) and built up a formidable network of airline partners. This network of domestic and international partners has given Alaska the international connections and access to…

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The Da Vinci Code Share (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article on Code Shares, I went into the value of code shared flights to airlines and to you the customer of the airlines. In this part I will go into the issues code-sharing brings and how code shared flights can potentially complicate travel for you, especially for a novice. Here…

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All about Airline Upgrades – Part II

In Part I of this article on Airline Upgrades, I discussed the different types of airline upgrades airlines offer and how to get them. One has to understand here that there are only two reasons airlines offer an upgrade: They have unsold First or Business class seats that they are trying to get revenue for…

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