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Fuel For Rental Car: Do You Pay In Advance or Decline?

May 2, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Whenever you rent a vehicle, you know that there will be some expenses included — such as taxes, fees and other assorted charges which were not included in the original rate quoted to you...but what do you do when the agent explains to you your fuel options? After all, those pesky rental cars need to be fed their gasoline or petrol — the nomenclature depending on which part of the world you are based. You basically have two choices — or a variation thereof...

Up to 50% Discount For Award Tickets on Select Routes With Flying Blue

May 1, 2014 by Brian Cohen

You can save up to 50 percent on the redemption on Flying Blue frequent flier loyalty program miles with Promo Awards — which are available exclusively at the official Internet web site of the Flying Blue frequent flier loyalty program — when booked by May 31, 2014 for travel between July 1, 2014 and August 31,2014. New destinations are offered on the first of every month; and you can book your award travel reservations as early as two months ahead of the travel period. The following routes qualify for a discount of 50 percent off of the redemption of your Flying Blue frequent flier loyalty program miles for a seat in the business class cabin between Europe and...

Mystery: Cancellations of Air China Premium Award Reservations Booked With MileagePlus Miles

April 26, 2014 by Brian Cohen

You should be concerned if you redeemed your United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles for an award reservation which includes a seat in the premium class cabin aboard an airplane operated by Air China in your itinerary, as the reservations of at least 17 FlyerTalk members have been unexpectedly cancelled — most of which occurred in 2014 — resulting in significant inconveniences for them. The mystery is that the factors which are the source of these itinerary cancellations are still not known at this time. Theories include...

Earn Double or Triple Starpoints in SPG Earn Away Promotion Beginning Today

May 1, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Earn double Starpoints on all eligible stays at greater than 1,000 participating Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide properties through July 31, 2014 with the SPG Earn Away Promotion; and if your stay includes a Sunday — Saturday at participating hotel properties in the Middle East — then you can earn triple Starpoints. You must register for this promotion by June 30, 2014. There is a list of 138 hotel properties which are excluded voluntarily from this promotion...

AirTran Airways A+ Rewards Program to End in November

April 30, 2014 by Brian Cohen

If you are a member of the AirTran Airways A+ Rewards frequent flier loyalty program, get ready to bid farewell to it, as your account will be closed on Sunday, November 2, 2014. This should come as no surprise to you, as Gary C. Kelly — the chief executive officer and chairman of Southwest Airlines — announced during a “webcast” on December 20, 2013 that the operations of AirTran Airways will be 100 percent Southwest Airlines by the end of 2014, with Rapid Rewards being the surviving frequent flier loyalty program. I received the following e-mail message from AirTran Airways yesterday pertaining to its integration into Southwest Airlines...

How To Get Better Results With Call Center Customer Support Agents

April 25, 2014 by Brian Cohen

“Your call may be monitored for quality assurance.” I am not sure about the quality assurance aspect — but I can vouch for your telephone call being monitored. Expect it to be monitored every time you speak to a call center customer support agent via telephone; and watch what you say when you are placed on hold — it could hurt your chances for a resolution in your favor...

Hilton Double Your Points Promotion Begins Today

May 1, 2014 by Brian Cohen

You can earn your choice of either double Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program points or double frequent flier loyalty program miles on your next trip when you stay at any participating hotel and resort property which is part of the Hilton portfolio from now through July 31, 2014 — but registration is required prior to checking out of the hotel property during your first eligible stay before July 31, 2014 in order to participate in this promotion; and you must choose carefully when you sign up for this promotion because your final selection of either double points or double miles cannot be changed. Also, there is a long list of 603 hotel properties which are excluded voluntarily from this promotion...

Earn Up to 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles By Converting Miles and Points From Other Select Programs

April 28, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Convert your miles or points by transferring them from select frequent travel loyalty programs into Aeroplan now through May 25, 2014, and you could earn up to 25,000 bonus Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program miles; and the conversions can be from one or multiple partners where the total amount will automatically be calculated so that you may earn the biggest bonus possible. You can convert your miles or points from the following list of frequent travel loyalty programs — and the conversion rates are listed as well...

1,000 Free Club Carlson Gold Points For Following on Twitter — But Hurry

April 25, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Earn 1,000 bonus Club Carlson frequent guest loyalty program Gold Points as part of the #HashtagHotel promotion on Twitter — but a maximum of 15,000 bonus awards will be given. That means if you want to be one of the first 15,000 members of the Club Carlson frequent guest loyalty program to earn those 1,000 bonus Gold Points, you must...

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