Foreign Website Publishes End Date for Starwood? And What Flight Attendants Notice About You

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Marriott Has a New Head of Loyalty, and He’s Dishing on What to Expect From the Program — and When

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Marriott announced David Flueck today as Senior Vice President, Loyalty. I spoke with David this afternoon about what comes next as they work towards a single loyalty program across Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz-Carlton. David shared that it’s a “tremendously...

Basically No Notice – Club Carlson Hotel Category Changes Go Into Effect Tomorrow

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These aren’t many hotels that are changing category, but Club Carlson’s category changes were posted online (HT: @FFBonuses) and they go into effect tomorrow, March 1. Hotels in the US and Asia are going up. Hotels in Europe, Mideast...

Last Day for 100,000 American Miles from 2 Cards

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HURRY: Up to 89% Discount on Aspirational Villa Redemptions

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In the fall Wyndham Rewards added 17,000 properties for you to redeem points at, allowing redemptions at timeshare and managed vacation rentals. It’s one of several improvements they’ve made over the past two years. First they launched a new...

PROMO AWARDS ARE UP FOR MARCH: Big Discounts in Business and Economy to Europe/Israel

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Air France KLM’s Flying Blue program should be interesting to U.S. frequent flyers for several reasons. They offer one-way awards They are an American Express Membership Rewards, Citi Thank You points, and a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner. They...

HOT FARE: US-Europe from Under $300 Roundtrip, Sale Fares on British Airways, American, and Delta

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Via Dan’s Deals British Airways OpenSkies has a sale fare that lets you stack two discounts and get the price between New York (Newark and JFK) and Paris-Orly under $300 roundtrip. The AARP discount takes off $65 for economy...

5500 Free Miles From 2 Airline Frequent Flyer Programs and Good Airline Food in Coach

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News and notes from around the interweb: If you’re going to stick a card in the slot by your hotel room door to keep electricity going while you’re out, don’t use your priority pass card or a credit card....

Not Every Immigration Horror Story is Trump’s Fault, Sometimes US Immigration Itself is Incompetent

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Sometimes terrible immigration stories are terrible, or byzantine because our federal immigration service is just that — this was just as true before January 20 as after. Not every awful immigration story is a result of the Trump administration....

Delta Close to Getting Special Tax Subsidies from Georgia, Gulf Carriers Ready to Start Laughing?

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Former United CEO was ousted in disgrace after it was revealed his airline agreed to bribery demands by the Chairman of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. He was at dinner with the authority chairman when...

How Hyatt’s Program Changes Save Hotels Money

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For those who can earn top tier in the new ‘World of Hyatt’ program (60 nights or $20,000 in spend) the changes going into effect March 1 are probably an improvement such as an upgrade benefit based on availability...

Old, Fat and Ugly Flight Attendants Appeal to Vladimir Putin to Let Them Fly International Routes

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Female flight attendants for Aeroflot — who call themselves “old, fat, ugly” — have written an open letter to Vladimir Putin complaining that the airline has sidelined them from flying international routes. The airline of course denies these allegations....

Are American’s Priorities Undermining Its Profitability?

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American Airlines remains the world’s largest airline — barely. In the fourth quarter American Airlines had the lowest net profit (and lowest net profit excluding special items) of the major US airlines. They had the lowest operating margins and...

Southwest Cracking Down on Duplicate Reservations — But Still No Change or Award Redeposit Fees

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Where to Find United’s Best Seats and Don’t Get Tricked at the Airport

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News and notes from around the interweb: Although a pilot admitted that passengers had to stand on a flight from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, the airline now denies it. Pakistan International Airlines admits they had 7 more passengers than...

Another Airline Admits it Made a Mistake, Will Again Check Bags Through on Separate Tickets. Will American Relent Too?

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On June 1 the oneworld alliance (which includes airlines like American, British Airways, Iberia, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, and more) changed its policies so that member airlines no longer had to check bags to their final destination for passengers traveling...

Irate Woman Goes All Samuel L. Jackson on Passengers Because She Can’t Wait to Get Off Plane

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A video was posted Friday of a woman getting very impatient waiting to disembark a flight that had arrived in Denver. She starts going off on a rant with extreme language, plenty of F-bombs, and sharing the health issues...

Business and First Class Awards to Asia Open Nearly Every Day Through End of Schedule

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Star Allinace member Asiana has nearly always been great for award space. I’ve long had good luck with their New York and Chicago – Seoul flights as well as Los Angeles. In fact both New York JFK and Los...

HURRY: Transatlantic Premium Economy From Just $412 Roundtrip!

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Via Fly4Free Miami – Oslo, and connecting flights to elsewhere in Scandinavia — Stockholm and Copenhagen at least — run about $460 roundtrip in premium economy not merely coach. Think domestic first class seats and upgraded service (.pdf). How...

Argentina’s State-Owned Airline Flew a Flight on Time – a Source of Great National Pride!

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Aerolineas Argentinas was re-nationalized in 2008, and clearly a source of national pride — with a long haul business class that features “a screen of individual video, where you will be able to enjoy four movies” as well as...