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Geopolitical changes and Open Skies agreements

It is not subsidies that are driving the growth of Gulf carriers, it is the shift in the economic center of the world. Southern Asia and southern Africa have the planet's fastest growing middle class.
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    United-Lufthansa nightmare — even agents are confused by FF upgrades

United-Lufthansa nightmare — even agents are confused by FF upgrades

Everyone loves earning frequent flier miles. Redeeming them, however, is a whole different story.

There are times when using miles

Most United frequent fliers will be getting fewer miles

From now on, most United frequent flier program members will be earning far fewer award miles that they did with the previous program. Do they even know? Janice Hough predicts major surprises.
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    Mileage Plus “Friends and Family” change really hurts — even for big spenders

Mileage Plus “Friends and Family” change really hurts — even for big spenders

The United Mileage Plus "Friends and Family" change that really hurts even for big spenders. They will not be allowed to pass along elite perks with their miles when giving away tickets.
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    JetBlue checked bags charges, NYC free public Wi-Fi, United updates Newark terminal

JetBlue checked bags charges, NYC free public Wi-Fi, United updates Newark terminal

JetBlue to charge for checked bags, NYC to get free public WiFi, United Airlines renovates Terminal C at Newark
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    United cuts winter flights, JetBlue redraws the map, House wants in-flight call ban

United cuts winter flights, JetBlue redraws the map, House wants in-flight call ban

United plans winter capacity cuts, JetBlue redraws the map, House wants ban on in-flight calls

What are airline ticket credits really worth?

Bethany Tully might have been forgiven for her confusion. After canceling an upcoming flight from San Francisco to Boston under unhappy circumstances, she discovered that her ticket credit on United Airlines was worth about half what she expected — an increasingly common complaint among air travelers.
By |December 24th, 2013|Today|3 Comments|

What we’re reading: US airlines give China flight plans, TSA race to the gate, best places to unplug

US airlines give China flight plans, TSA race to the gate, best places to unplug

What is an airline credit really worth?

It happened to Louise Andrew twice last month. She made reservations on the United Airlines Web site, tried to cancel them within 24 hours for a full refund, and was told that the airline would be happy to issue a ticket credit instead.
By |November 12th, 2013|Today|3 Comments|

What we’re reading: Delta warns on Obamacare costs, Top Labor Day destinations, Super-elite fliers

Impact on Delta Airlines (and your airfares) of Obamacare; Top Labor Day destinations according to Priceline purchases; Super-elite fliers get perks galore that smooth the turbulence of air travel.
By |August 27th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|