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Reader Question: Moved to the UK, Stick With American or Try British Airways?

Reader Cristian sent me the following email: I have 150k miles with American Airlines, but have recently moved to the UK, and am thus considering joining British Airways’ Executive Club. I fly regularly from the UK to California, and from the UK to Europe – almost always on British Airways. Do you think there is…

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Frequent Traveler University – Day Two Recap

With the water restored at the Sheraton Gateway LAX, day two was off to a better start. The first session, entitled “Secrets and Lies,” was an off-the-record summary of several tips and tricks not published on forums or blogs. The reason for the secrecy? While nothing discussed is illegal, each tip or trick helps save…

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Frequent Traveler University – Day One Recap

It was a wet and rainy start to Frequent Traveler University yesterday and those of us staying at the Radisson were met with a gushing stream of water to negotiate to even make it to the Sheraton Gateway LAX. It turned out a water main broke and the host hotel was without water the entire…

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Frequent Traveler University Schedule – See You There!

Frequent Traveler University kicks off tomorrow evening and the schedule of events over the course of the weekend looks fantastic. I’ll be there all three days and hope to meet some new friends and catch up with “old” ones. Are you attending? Here’s the schedule of events, all taking place at the Sheraton Gateway LAX…

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United Airlines MileagePlus Explorer Credit Card: Good Deal?

I visited a friend last week who doesn’t fly a huge amount each year and he asked me what I thought about United’s Mileage Plus Explorer credit card. United is aggressively promoting the card (and yes… I’m featuring it here now, too), but he wondered if he should hold off applying for the current offer…

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Virgin America Launches Status Match for American, United Elites

Virgin America today launched a status match program for elite frequent fliers with American and United. It’s a match/challenge combo, actually, where you’ll be matched outright until April 30, 2013 and offered the ability to extend your status through the end of 2013. First, here’s the chart of how the American and United elite tiers…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: September 5, 2012

I love Ryanair’s CEO. He’s not afraid to speak his mind and while I disagree with him, he’s calling those passengers who don’t print their boarding passes in advance “idiots.” He further explains they are “stupid” for paying the surcharge at the airport by neglecting to take this step. A lost bag is one thing,…

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Virgin America 25,000 Bonus Point Elevate Visa Signature Card

[Edited 5/31/13: This offer has expired.] Virgin America is offering up to 25,000 bonus points if you sign up for a Visa Signature credit card with Barclays. The limited time offer expires soon, so act fast if you’re interested. First, the offer: Earn 20,000 bonus points after your first purchase on the card Earn up…

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Marriott Rewards 30,000 and 50,000 Bonus Point Chase Visa Credit Cards

[Edited: These offers are no longer valid, but I’m leaving the post up for reference. I’ve removed the links to each offer.] I’ve added the current Marriott Rewards credit card offers from Chase to my Mile & Point Earning Credit Card page. There are two standard offers out there right now. The Marriott Rewards Visa…

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Starwood American Express Credit Card Offering 30,000 Starpoints

[Edited 9/5/12: This offer has now expired and I’ve removed the links.] In the unlikely event you haven’t read about the limited time credit card offer from Starwood and American Express, here it is. If you apply for the card before September 4, 2012, you can earn up to 30,000 bonus Starpoints in the SPG…

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