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Filed Under:Travel / Air Travel
Posts on Regator:6106
Posts / Week:22.1
Archived Since:November 17, 2009

Blog Post Archive

How JetBlue is Winning Hollywood With Cheap Prices for First Class

JetBlue is winning Hollywood. Not the studio contracts, of course. If you have a deal with Paramount, you’re flying American on the lucrative Los Angeles – New York route. But the ‘real’ Hollywood. The actors and directors and producers...Show More Summary

Revenue-based Frequent Flyer Programs are Good for Flyers — and Not for the Reason You Think.

Revenue-based frequent flyer programs are good for consumers — just not in the way airlines would have you believe. Frequent flyer programs are the most successful marketing creations ever. And as such they get consumers to behave irrationally. Show More Summary

Sign Up for Platinum Rental Car Status If You Have Airline or Hotel Status

For years (here I am writing about it in 2009), Sixt Rent a Car has offered elite status to customers who have status of some kind with a variety of airline or hotel programs. And rental car status is one of the most important things you can have to make your experience better. Show More Summary

Your Fellow Passengers are Generous, Polite, and Well Behaved. The Data Says So.

Back in August, the knee defender guy touched off a media firestorm. The fight started when the male passenger, seated in a middle seat of row 12, used the Knee Defender to stop the woman in front of him from reclining while he was on...Show More Summary

Citi Improves ThankYou Premier Card With Lower Fee and Triple Points on Travel and Gas

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, and other banks are advertising partners of this site. I do not write about...Show More Summary

Would You Pay 50 Cents More So That Flight Catering Workers May Eat? Plus Lufthansa First Class News and United Lounge Renovations!

News and notes from around the interweb: United is renovating its lounges with “improved wi-fi, more power outlets and more comfortable seating” — even redoing the incomparable B18 lounge at O’Hare. Here’s the renovation schedule. Unions representing SkyChefs and Gate Gourmet workers want a federal 50 cent per ticket tax to supplement their wages. Show More Summary

You Get the Devaluations You Deserve

Commenter Dan writes, I used to do Strategy and Analytics for an [Online Travel Agency] and had an offer for a similar title [tp General Manager, SkyMiles Strategy & Analysis] at United Mileage Plus. This is much more an analytics role than a strategy role. Show More Summary

Why Top Top Hilton Status From Credit Card Spend Isn’t Worth It

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, and other banks are advertising partners of this site. I do not write about...Show More Summary

The Future of the Citi ThankYou Rewards Program, and How to Best Earn American Miles

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, and other banks are advertising partners of this site. I do not write about...Show More Summary

How To Prevent Getting Taken on Foreign Currency Transactions When Traveling

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, and other banks are advertising partners of this site. I do not write about...Show More Summary

Frequent Flyer Miles Replace Cocaine for Investment Bankers, Automate Your Delay Compensation, and the First Air Force One

News and notes from around the interweb: For a few days only you can get $100 off top quality luggage while benefiting charity at the same time. For God’s Sake Shut Up About Credit Cards and Airline Miles (HT: Barry P.) The author complains...Show More Summary

And It Only Cost This Man $1668… (Worst Seat Mate EVER)

The details of what this passenger did are probably not safe for work. So before continuing, for those reading the story on the front page of my blog, I’ll require you to… A middle-aged male Japanese passenger on an overnight Jetstar...Show More Summary

Airlines Can Do Better During Long Delays. Here’s How.

An Air France A380 stranded passengers in Manchester for nearly 7 hours. The New York – Paris flight carrying 460 people suffered a 4 hour de-icing delay on departure. As a result of the four hour delay, crew exceeded their maximum flying hours. Show More Summary

Delta Encouraging Their Elites to Act Like DYKWIAs Using a New Hashtag

In frequent flyer circles, probably the worst possible behavior — worse than anything you see from ‘the kettles’ (Ma and Pa Kettle who fly maybe once a year) or ‘gate lice’ (people who crowd the boarding lanes before their zone is called)...Show More Summary

How to Know If You Can Get 50,000 Points for the Amex Premier Rewards Gold (With New Benefits!)

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, and other banks are advertising partners of this site. I do not write about...Show More Summary

Another Star Alliance Frequent Flyer Program Expected to Launch!

Star Alliance carrier COPA is launching their own frequent flyer program this coming summer and exiting from United’s MileagePlus. But it appears they’re not the only Star Alliance airline that may leave a coalition program to strike out on their own. Show More Summary

Marriott Plans to Start Expiring Points

As if it’s not enough that Marriott Rewards points will be worth less, Marriott has announced that points will expire after two years of account inactivity. These people seem so happy that their points can now expire! It’s been in the...Show More Summary

Marriott Rewards Whacks Members Again With Big Increase in Reward Prices

Most hotel programs assign individual hotels to ‘categories’ with a fixed number of points required to redeem the hotels in each category. And chains more or less adjust the hotels assigned to each category once a year. Starwood announced their hotel reward category changes several days ago. Show More Summary

Make $100 on the American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Plus New Card Benefits!

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, and other banks are advertising partners of this site. I do not write about...Show More Summary

When You Can — and When You Can’t — Earn Starpoints for Uber

I receive compensation for many links on this blog. You don’t have to use these links, but I am grateful to you if you do. American Express, Citibank, Chase, and other banks are advertising partners of this site. I do not write about...Show More Summary

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