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Yet another gift from American Airlines

Boy, American is really in the giving spirit lately. If the free Admirals Club passes weren’t already enough of a welcome surprise last week, this morning they emailed me yet another gift. It’s a targeted offer with a dedicated link, so sadly I can’t post it to share with the masses, but I’m certain I’m…

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Whacky United Airlines MileagePlus flight postings

I’m certain I’m not the only one noticing issues with how United Airlines flights have been posting to MileagePlus lately. Initially, I was going to remain silent as the errors have been – until now – to my benefit, such as upgraded flights reflecting 150% EQM as if they were paid premium cabins. Now, however,…

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Vote for your favorite airline & hotel loyalty programs in the Freddie Awards

If you haven’t already started receiving email solicitations from airline and hotel loyalty programs regarding the Freddie Awards, here’s a link to the home page explaining the prestigious awards and another link taking you directly to the voting portal. Additional information appears below. The awards ceremony will take place April 26, 2012 at the Renaissance…

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Scavenger hunt bonus miles from American Airlines are now available

Back in September, American Airlines launched a Facebook contest whereby you went on a “scavenger hunt” by viewing the carrier’s new commercials and answering a few questions. Top prizes included 200,000 AAdvantage miles and one-year of free WiFi access. Just by watching and answering the questions they promised a token 100 miles per commercial and…

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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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Tom Stuker’s 10 million mile United Airlines celebration Part 2

As I mentioned yesterday, I was incredibly fortunate to have been invited to Tom Stuker’s 10 million mile celebration at United’s Red Carpet Club in Chicago on Saturday. Tom is active on Flyertalk and had extended invites to 20 people for the event, so since I had already had plans to be flying through Chicago…

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US frequent flyer programs focusing more and more on revenue than miles & segments

As being widely reported in the news and blogs this week, Southwest Airlines is launching their revised frequent flyer program on March 1, 2011. Instead of the current segment-based earning system, it will now be based on the price of your ticket, with 6 points per dollar earned for the lowest fares, and 12 points…

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Amenity Kit Review: Introduction

From time to time, I plan on offering up my review of airline amenity kits. For anyone who doesn’t know, these lovely little satchels are usually given to First and Business Class passengers embarking on a lengthy international journey. Some airlines still give them out in economy, but for most, they are an exclusive item…

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Continental and United complimentary elite domestic upgrades

I joined OnePass more than 20 years ago and still have my original card, which includes the Eastern Airlines reservations number and logo on the back. I also signed up for the Continental Airlines Chase checking account & have been accruing miles for my purchases, as well as earned 25,000 bonus miles. So, I suppose…

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