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Archived Since:November 17, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Starwood Pulls Their Terms and Conditions Changes Off The Website

Yesterday morning I wrote about Starwood’s new terms and conditions. Lots of cleanup, new sections and changes related to the introduction of SPG Pro, there were also some rather odd additions like an agreement that any Starwood member...Show More Summary

Everyone at December FTU Gets Elite Status. FTU Advanced Sold Out, But Tickets Remain for the Main Sessions

Frequent Traveler University, Washington DC area December 5-7 On Sunday, Frequent Traveler University launched for December 5-7 in Northern Virginia — just outside of DC, and down the street from Washington’s National Airport. This will be the largest gathering ever of frequent flyers, held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Show More Summary

Thai Government Initiative Cracks Down on Bad Thai Food Around the World

Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was so bothered by the state of Thai food around the world that she raised the issue at a Cabinet meeting. She has since been deposed by a military coup but her work lives on. The Thai Delicious...Show More Summary

American Express Eliminating Threshold Bonus on Their Premier Rewards Gold Card… Next Year

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

Can You Get ANOTHER Chase Ink Card for the 70,000 Point Bonus?

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

Delta Limiting Points Transfers Into Skymiles Starting January 1

American Express has announced limits on transferring points to Delta starting January 1. The squarely blame a broad policy change at Delta for this. Effective January 1, 2015 Delta is making a program-wide change limiting the number...Show More Summary

US Airways Eliminates the Ability to Buy Miles and Segments Towards Status

US Airways used to let you straight-up buy elite quaifying miles or segments. With the Dividend Miles program there was frequently no need to ‘mileage run’ or take extra flights just for the miles in order to reach status, it was usually cheaper just to have them charge your credit card. Show More Summary

Starwood’s New Terms and Conditions Go Into Effect October 15. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Starwood Preferred Guest’s terms and conditions announce changes going into effect in two weeks, This version of the terms and conditions for the SPG Program will become effective on October 15, 2014 The change to Starwood terms andShow More Summary

Last Shot at Buying US Airways Miles for 1.88 Cents Extended Through October 12

Last week I wrote that US Airways will be increasing the cost of miles purchased through its bonuses, that come November American and US Airways will get aligned in how they sell miles.. which means they’ll be more expensive. US Airways...Show More Summary

When Airliners Vanish, and Modern Family Live Tweets a Drunken Air Meltdown

News and notes from around the interweb: Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine: When Airliners Vanish Modern Family staffer live-tweets a passenger’s drunken meltdown (HT: Brian B.) Another vote for the Singapore Airlines Prawn and Chicken Laksa. Show More Summary

Here are the 11 Best Ways to Take Advantage of a Big Chase Offer

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

United Names a New Chief Information Officer: What Advice Would You Give Them?

United announced a new Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Linda [Jojo]‘s significant experience leading IT organizations and running complex business and consumer systems will be a tremendous asset to United asShow More Summary

Everything’s Bigger in Texas: Qantas and Emirates Bring A380s and Excitement to Dallas!

Yesterday Qantas arrived at Dallas Fort Worth with an Airbus A380 for the first time, three years after they began service with a 747. They’re going from 7 day a week service down to 6 (dropping Tuesdays), but in the process: AddingShow More Summary

Half Off Redemptions to Europe Booked in October!

Air France KLM’s Flying Blue program should be interesting to U.S. frequent flyers for several reasons. They offer one-way awards, which Delta won’t have until next year. They are an American Express Membership Rewards and a Citi Thank You points transfer partner. Show More Summary

Delta Gets Pushed Out of Dallas Love Field by the Federal Government

Southwest was born out of Dallas’ Love Field. They built their identity around it. Their stock ticket symbol is LUV. Their flight attendants, in the 70s, wore hot pants and they introduced automated ticketing machines called “Quickies.” But Dallas’ close-in airport was hobbled. Show More Summary

American Delays Implementation of its Ban on Interlining Baggage on Separate Tickets

American is eliminating the ability to through check baggage between different airlines outside of oneworld on separate tickets. They informed travel agents of the change going into effect October 1 just last week. And already the implementation date has been put off… to October 15. Show More Summary

Thoughts on the Chicago Air Traffic Control Disaster

I was fortunate not to be flying through or to Chicago over the past several days. And I’m certainly not an expert on the situation. So I’m not going to try to speculate on the man who did it, who is presumed to have been trying to commit...Show More Summary

What Are the Best Cities to Work from Home?

NomadList looked at internet speed, the cost of housing and food, plus weather, air quality, and other factors to come up with a list of the best places in the world to work from home (provided you can choose from anywhere in the world). Show More Summary

Hilton HHonors Wants You to Vote for their Next Promotion – and What Charity They Should Support

Hilton HHonors has narrowed their next promotion down to two options, and members can vote for which one they want to see. The one that gets the most votes will run November 1 through January 31. The choices are either: Double HHonors...Show More Summary

Anthony Bourdain’s Travel Tips and Competing Theories of the Amex Financial Review

News and notes from around the interweb: The biggest gathering of frequent flyers ever will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City near National airport in the Washington DC area. Here’s a new review of the property. Anthony Bourdain’s...Show More Summary

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