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3/6/2012
March 3, 2012, marked the system integration of United and Continental Airlines. Many feared it would be a near meltdown given the massive scale of merging two airlines that ran on completely different systems. For the most part the transition...
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6/5/2013
Africa can be a very tough destination to get to on miles, given how far from the US it is and that there’s very limited nonstop service from the US. As a result, an award ticket to South Africa often...
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12/6/2011
While service, food, and entertainment are important to me, on a redeye there’s one thing I value the most when flying business class – a comfortable seat that allows me to get a good night of sleep and arrive well...
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5/5/2013
All the time I hear people talk about the contract of carriage and how much it empowers passengers. While it does offer passengers plenty of protection in some instances, there are other cases where it’s almost shocking how little responsibility...
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11/15/2011
For many of us the art of perfecting an award ticket goes beyond flying a great airline to a great destination in first or business class. It can be all about flying a great airline to multiple great destinations in...
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11/12/2011
I recently received a notice that my (paltry number of) United MileagePlus miles would expire in February 2012 without any activity (of course the notice was one of those trying to get you to use your miles on a magazine...
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11/1/2011
In June 2010 I wrote a post on my blog sharing what I consider to be the value of miles in various frequent flyer programs. Even though it was only last year, with the program changes we’ve seen this year...
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10/24/2011
  As many of you know, I'm from Hawaii, and still have family there, so I have a vested interest in figuring out how to get award tickets to Hawaii, especially business class flights. Ben covered some of the best...
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10/3/2011
10/10/11 Update: the United logo is no longer visible--presumably they're still working on the integration.   If you got the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card for the 50,000 mile bonus (see The Best Credit Cards for Sign Up Bonuses and...
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10/3/2011
  10/13 Update: Good news! Per Seth, the new United will follow Continental in publishing domestic first class awards into the "I" bucket, which is Star Alliance coding for business class. Previously, United coded domestic first as "O" which meant...
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9/29/2011
  As many of you know, the last day to transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Continental Airlines is tomorrow, September 30. There are several reasons this is a big deal for many with a lot of AMEX Membership...
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9/27/2011
If you’ve tried redeeming miles before, chances are that you’ve been in a situation where you found some great flights with award space, only to take some time to think it over and later find out the award space is...
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9/20/2011
What I Loved About Membership Rewards I’ve written in the past about the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card, which I highlighted as my go-to everyday spend credit card in The Best Credit Cards for Sign-Up Bonuses and Everyday Epend....
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9/13/2011
Nowadays it’s pretty easy to feel as if your “reward” tickets aren’t much of a reward anymore, when you’re hit with phone ticketing fees, processing fees, close-in ticketing fees, etc. While ticketing fees in and of themselves probably won’t affect...
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7/29/2011
  It’s summer travel time, and if you’re flying soon, you may well be wondering if your flight will be one of the unlucky ones that sits on the tarmac waiting to take off, somehow arrives without your luggage on...
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6/28/2011
  I book award tickets for people every day, and you’d probably be surprised by the ones I have the most trouble with and enjoy doing the least. No, it’s not the family of four that wants to travel to...
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6/21/2011
I’ve always been amazed by the lack of verification required to make or change an airline or hotel reservation, especially when booking a reward for someone else. Funny enough, I say this as someone that spends most of their time...
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5/25/2011
Last October I wrote a post about what the United and Continental merger means for consumers, and I think it’s fair to say that a lot has changed since then. As a matter of fact, for better or for worse,...
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12/19/2012
  If you’re planning a summer family vacation that includes flying somewhere with the kids, especially a long-haul flight, you’re probably not looking forward to the flight. While we’ve covered some tips for flying with toddlers, and the Best Airports...
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12/28/2010
Now that I’ve posted about what I perceived to be the highs and lows in the in the travel industry in 2010, I think a good way to wrap up the year would be to look forward to 2011. The...
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