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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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The 2011 Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminars have arrived!

It’s officially here! Tonight begins the 2011 Chicago Frequent Flyer Seminars and I’ll be in attendance for the entire weekend. The event has sold-out and it promises to bring an uncompromised amount of education to all areas we mile and point fanatics care about. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and am certain I’ll pick…

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Mileage Run Opportunity: $208.20 nets 6,712 United Airlines elite miles LAX-MCI

From time to time when I find a great airfare I’ll immediately tweet some of the basic information – airline, fare, routing, mileage total and “cents per mile” calculation – and just now thought it might make for a good recurring category to feature here on my blog. For a detailed description of my process…

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United Airlines Red Carpet Club survey

Yesterday I received an email inviting me to “share your opinions about being a Red Carpet Club member,” as it was so titled. Fantastic, I thought, that United Airlines wants feedback from current RCC members and I was hoping to give some praise and criticism since I figured they’re gathering direct input for the eventual…

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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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United Airlines compensation for service failures still generous for this 1K

About two months ago I posted that decreased compensation levels are apparently coming to the “new” United Airlines for service failures and other issues. As is widely known, Continental Airlines is stingy when it comes to offering apologies and/or compensation for such occurrences, and this devaluation, if you will, was expected to survive the merger…

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Airfare pricing buckets & airline fare basis codes REVEALED!

In this post, I will shed some light on how airlines assign fare basis codes to the various “buckets” of inventory available for sale on any given flight. If you’ve ever wondered what pricing “buckets” are, or just what your fare showing as WAGT14GS means, read on. My recent Mileage Run 101 posts (Part 1…

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Mileage Running 101: How I construct a mileage run – Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 1, I was asked recently about how I construct a mileage run, and although I provided a brief version back in January, I fully detail one of my methods in this two-part posting. Continuing from Part 1: Now that I know the date range, days of week, and fare basis…

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