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AWARD SPACE: Take the Whole Family to Asia in Business Class With American or Alaska Miles

Japan Airlines is upgrading one of its two daily New York - Tokyo flights from a Boeing 787 to a Boeing 777. That means a lot more premium cabin seats, and tons of award space. Here's business class availability for 4 passengers NewShow More Summary

UNICORN AWARD SPACE: High Season Premium Cabin Saver Awards to Australia With American Miles

Non-stop award space in premium cabins between the US and Australia is one of the toughest things to find out of any frequent flyer award in the world. And American has been anything but generous with premium cabin international award space generally, except during spurts when they open up space. Show More Summary

Bedbugs at the Atlantis Paradise Island Goes to Court

Pizza in Motion wrote about a woman who is suing Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island in the Bahamas over what appears to be one of the worst cases of bed bug bites I've ever seen and their alleged unwillingness to address the situation. I...Show More Summary

Department of Transportation Just Proposed to Remake How You Can Buy Airline Tickets

Yesterday the Department of Transportation published a ‘supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking’ on their existing rulemaking docket regarding transparency of ancillary fees. DOT proposed to require airlines and ticket agents to disclose...Show More Summary

American Rolling Out New Boarding Group Process March 1

American Airlines will be rolling out a new boarding system March 1. For the most part they're changing how boarding is called rather than the order in which people are called. Everyone gets a group number. Agents are supposed to call...Show More Summary

Revealed: What American Airlines Didn’t Tell You About Its New Basic Economy Fares

Last night JonNYC shared some details of new American Airlines Basic Economy fares, which follow the path laid down by Delta and doubled down on by United. I wrote about these changes American is planning to make to its cheapest fares. And then this morning American put out a press release on the changes. Show More Summary

Positive News for American Airlines International Upgrades

When American Airlines starts selling premium economy as a separate international cabin, mileage and systemwide upgrades will still let you move from economy to business class. And it will be possible to for top elites to get complimentary day of departure upgrades to premium economy as well. Continue reading Positive News for American Airlines International Upgrades...

Inside the Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 That Just Launched from Houston

Singapore Airlines flew its first Airbus A350 out of Houston last night. Indeed, it was the first A350 in Houston period. This is the new plane which will become the workhorse of the Singapore Airlines long haul fleet. They’re replacing a large Boeing 777 on the Houston run, and have also changed the city it connects in enroute to Singapore. Show More Summary

Starwood Increasing Uber Points-Earning February 1, No Wait They’re Decreasing Earn…

Everyone partners with Uber, it’s integrated into the United app and American had a promo. Presumably they’re earning off rides. Three hotel chains — Starwood, Hilton, and IHG — partner with Uber. But only Starwood’s partnership is worthwhile. IHG...Show More Summary

Details of New American Airlines Basic Economy Fares Leaking

My bottom-line take is that American's basic economy -- fewer benefits and less flexibility at the lowest ticket prices -- is going to be very similar to United's and go farther than what Basic Economy pioneer Delta has done in taking...Show More Summary

I’ve Already Used My 2017 Airline Fee Credits

Some people wait until the end of the year to use the airline travel credits that several premium credit cards offer. For instance, one passenger decided on December 31 that the only thing they could do with the remainder of their $200 American Express Platinum credit would be to buy $150 worth of alcohol on a flight. Show More Summary

New American Express Centurion Lounge Coming to Philadelphia This Year

Via One Mile at a Time, and confirmed to me by American Express, a new Centurion lounge will be coming to Philadelphia later this year. It will be in Terminal A West (international departures) above the current British Airways lounge. Show More Summary

Southwest’s Award Tax Mistake and When Airlines Tweet Back

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Southwest’s Award Tax Mistake and When Airlines Tweet Back...

There Are 4 Credit Card Strategies If You’re Over 5/24. What’s Yours?

Chase seems not to approve new credit cards for most customers that have had 5 or more new accounts in the last 24 months. There are exceptions, there are readers do report getting approved and they usually report especially high incomes and credit scores. Show More Summary

Etihad Becoming More Like American Airlines? Eliminating Through-Checked Bags on Separate Tickets

Etihad will no longer allow through checking bags when traveling on separate reservations for tickets purchased February 1 onward. Reportedly separate tickets that are sold into the same reservation will continue to allow through-checking of bags. Show More Summary

RUMOR: Etihad Buying 30% – 40% of Lufthansa, Two Airlines Merging

A report from Reuters suggests that Etihad could buy a 30% - 40% stake in Lufthansa and then eventually consider a "full blown" merger of the two airlines. When codesharing between the two airlines was announced last month it was hinted...Show More Summary

Better AAdvantage Signup Offer Than American Will Give You at

While there have been links available for various offers for the AAdvantage co-brand credit cards, Citibank has rolled back out the limited-time 50,000 point offer publicly now at the end of the year and it makes good sense -- it's not...Show More Summary

New Zealand Business Class Awards Wide Open May Through September, Act Fast

Air New Zealand business class award space is wide open, you can book these seats with miles you likely already have, and this surely will not last. Australia and New Zealand are among the toughest awards out there. So while May through...Show More Summary

2.5% Cash Back Card Now More Broadly Available and Free Money If You’ve Purchased Milk

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading 2.5% Cash Back Card Now More Broadly Available and Free Money If You’ve Purchased Milk...

No, the New Marriott Rewards Program Wasn’t Just Leaked. Why Do You Ask?

There's a post on Flyertalk detailing 'leaked Marriott Rewards 2.0' and as of this writing it's generally being assumed to be what the program becomes after Starwood Preferred Guest gets absorbed ("This does look like a devaluation for...Show More Summary

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