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Friday Musings: Chicago Seminars and Milepoint Premium Membership

I’m kicking myself this morning for not booking a trip to the Chicago Seminars after seeing all the Tweets and build-up from attendees this week. If you’re unfamiliar, the annual event brings together the brightest minds in the travel hacking community to discuss all things miles and points. From introductory lectures to advanced credit card…

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Rumor Mill: United Adding Seats to CR7s, American-US Airways Reciprocal Lounge Access

A couple of threads caught my attention this week on Flyertalk and Milepoint with rumors that United (Express) will add a row of seats to its Canadair CRJ-700s, and lounge reciprocity for American and US Airways fliers begins September 1. And yes, while these are both unconfirmed as of this posting, they certainly sound plausible.…

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Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminars: Day three summary – Sunday 10/30/11

The 2011 Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminars concluded yesterday and it was an incredible weekend filled with an amazing amount of mileage and point tips that one could never process on their own. Airline miles I have pretty down pat, but I did learn a few great hotel point and credit card maximization techniques. Yesterday started…

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Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminars: Day two summary – Saturday 10/29/2011

If there’s only one day you can attend a future Frequent Flyer Seminar series, it’s definitely the Saturday session. Yesterday was packed at the 2011 Chicago Seminars and featured an incredible amount of concurrent discussions on all things airlines, credit cards, hotels, miles and points. When booking your ticket for the event you select your…

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Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminars: Night 1 – 10/28/2011

The 2011 Frequent Flyer Chicago Seminars are already off to a great start and I just finished the “Tech Travel Skills” session hosted by Flyertalk’s Dlouise37 (Cliff). He went over some great tools & tips to help you get the most out of your online experience when searching for the best travel deals. Topics covered…

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Bonus video from Tom Stuker’s 10 Million Mile United Airlines celebration

It has been a busy week for me, but I finally uploaded the additional videos and pictures I took at Tom Stuker’s 10 million mile celebration with United Airlines a week ago. Featured in this video are Randy Peterson, founder of BoardingArea, Flyertalk, MilePoint and countless other frequent flyer essentials, and Francis Gallagher, Publisher &…

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News roundup: Pan Am returning, American fined, Allegiant’s fluctuating fares, United rebrands, and MilePoint launches today

Several articles caught my eye yesterday and this morning, so here’s a news roundup of the top stories hitting the blogosphere: No, Pan Am definitely isn’t returning to the skies as an airline, but ABC Television has ordered a pilot episode for a new show that will follow the fictional lives of flight attendants during…

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United Airlines announces Economy Plus will live on & Virgin America enters the Chicago market

A mere hours after I posted my noteworthy news items for the week yesterday, two more even bigger announcements came down. First, and absolutely most exciting for United flyers is the welcome news that Economy Plus will be a part of the NEW United Airlines. Many loyalists have been waiting for this decision, and had…

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