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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 19-20, 2013

While I’m traveling, here’s a briefer than normal sampling of industry news that caught my attention during the past two days: United Airlines rolled out a revived “Fly the Friendly Skies” multimedia ad campaign on Friday. It tugs at nostalgia for me given I grew up with that slogan, and actually think it’s a decent…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 11, 2013

It’s been a respectfully quiet day for official airline news this 12th anniversary of the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Here’s a brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Late yesterday, United Airlines and Air Canada initiated an airfare hike, the 11th such attempt of 2013. I have a feeling Delta…

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $277.61 Nets 9,838 United Premier Qualifying Miles

A very inexpensive fare has been filed to Anchorage from both Boston and New York on United (and American has now matched). For my example routing below, it comes in at 2.82 cents-per-mile (CPM). As always, act fast if you’re interested since this fare won’t be around long. And availability is tight! [Edited 11:00am PDT:…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: January 31, 2013

Twitter has been abuzz today covering American’s inaugural Boeing 777-300 flight. AAdvantage Geek has a great post reviewing his walk-through and be sure to follow @airchive for real-time flight updates. Meanwhile, another 777-300 inaugural was grounded. Aeroflot had planned to launch flights tomorrow, but forgot one minor detail… the “type certificate” from the Russian government.…

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Hotel Review: Hilton Boston Logan International Airport

The unadvertised promotional United Global First fare to Tokyo I flew on last week had limited domestic origins, Boston being one of them. And since I’m getting “old” and can no longer handle nonstop flying over several days, I flew into Boston the day before my BOS-SFO-NRT segments and booked into the Hilton attached to…

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American and United bonus mile offers

Both American and United came out with new bonus mile offers today. Well… the United one wasn’t officially announced, but the registration page is up. More on that in a moment. American Airlines is offering double AAdvantage miles (redeemable, not elite) on a batch of select Alaska Airlines flights. Registration is required and the travel…

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