Lawsuit: Does United Airlines Charge Different Redemption Rates Based on Account Balance?

A lawsuit filed in United States District Court for the District of New Jersey earlier this week by two members of the United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program alleges that the complainants were being charged different redemption rates for the same reward. Robert Gordon and Melissa Chan have supposedly accused United Airlines of charging higher redemption rates of MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles for members who…

Increased Redemption of Up to 60% More Asia Miles for Priority Awards; New Fee For Asia Miles Award Changes Via Telephone

As of yesterday, if you are a member of the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles frequent flier loyalty program and you have an existing airline award which you want changed via telephone, you will pay either 25 United States dollars or 1,000 Asia Miles for the privilege — and as of 16 October 2013, the redemption rates of Cathay Pacific Asia Miles frequent flier loyalty program miles for Priority Awards will increase. The new fee is applicable only to the change of a confirmed flight date or flight number for tickets issued on or after 8 October 2013, with the same itinerary, same airline, and same ticket expiration date; and it is charged per flight sector per passenger. For example…

Hilton Three-Day Flash Sale: Proceed With Caution

Through October 11, 2013, Hilton Worldwide is offering sale prices on dozens of select hotel properties in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middles East and Africa which appear to be great room rates starting at £65.00, $101.00 or €77,00 for weekend stays between October 11, 2013 and December 29, 2013 — such as a £56.00 room rate which includes breakfast at the Hilton Birmingham Bromsgrove hotel property in the United Kingdom, which is discounted 30 percent from the regular £80.00 room rate, for example. Not so fast, say underwhelmed FlyerTalk members who report…

Double Points: Double Days Amtrak Promotion Extended

When the the Double Days promotion by Amtrak Guest Rewards was announced last month, I originally wrote that you can earn double points on qualfying travel on Amtrak trains in the United States through October 31, 2013 — which is unfortunately shorter by a total of 20 days than the promotion last year. Forget what I wrote about the shorter duration of this promotion, as FlyerTalk member AGR Insider — who is the official company representative for Amtrak on FlyerTalk — announced recently that the Double Days promotion has been extended through…

Flights as Low as $49 Each Way During 72-Hour Winter Sale on Southwest Airlines

FlyerTalk members usually wait for months to take advantage of a sale such as this one, as you can now book flights operated by Southwest Airlines for as little as $49.00 each way through Thursday, October 10, 2013 for travel from December 4, 2013 through December 18, 2013 and from January 7, 2014 through February 12, 2014. Even better is that…

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