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You will purportedly no longer be able to see the availability of upgrades or award inventory — such as for this seat in the first class cabin on flight 950 operated by United Airlines from Washington Dulles to Brussels this past August. Photograph by FlyerTalk member Gberg. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by Gberg.

Upgrade Class Visibility on Delta and United Removed From ExpertFlyer

October 30, 2013 by Brian Cohen

FlyerTalk members who subscribe to the services of ExpertFlyer.com were not exactly happy about being informed that they can no longer view the upgrade classes of RU and OU on Delta Air Lines as of Friday, October 18, 2013; as well as no longer being able to view the upgrade class of R and elite award inventory on United Airlines as of Thursday, October 31, 2013. Although no official statement has been announced by Delta Air Lines, FlyerTalk member UA Insider — also known as Aaron Goldberg, who is the senior manager of Customer Experience Planning at United Airlines — announced the following official statement which was posted on FlyerTalk...

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Why 9D on a Delta Air Lines 767-300ER Aircraft is One of My Favorite Seats

October 25, 2013 by Brian Cohen

I normally do not post trip reports, but I was assigned to seat 9D on a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines on a recent flight from Seattle to Atlanta — and I truly enjoyed the entire experience. The main reason why I liked seat 9D...

This Boeing 737-790 Aircraft operated by Alaska Airlines sports the Portland Timbers livery. Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

How to Earn Double Elite Qualification Miles, Double Miles AND Up to 10,000 Miles on Select Alaska Airlines Flights

October 22, 2013 by Brian Cohen

There are two current promotions which can potentially net you tens of thousands of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles and help you earn MVP elite status for next year faster. First, you can earn double elite qualification miles towards elite status for next year and double Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles on select non-stop flights marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines from now through May 31, 2014 — at least a full six months — but you must...

This Airbus A330-200 aircraft operated as Alitalia flight 8000 on its celebratory maiden flight of one hour from Milan to Milan in 2010. Photograph by FlyerTalk member Zazza. Click on the photograph for a trip report of the maiden flight posted by Zazza.

Earn Up to 5,000 Miles When You Join MilleMiglia and Fly on an Alitalia Flight

October 29, 2013 by Brian Cohen

You will earn a welcome bonus of 5,000 Alitalia MilleMiglia frequent flier loyalty program miles after you fly as a passenger on a flight operated by Alitalia or use the services of a partner of the Alitalia MilleMiglia frequent flier loyalty program within three months of joining the Alitalia MilleMiglia frequent flier loyalty program — but hurry, as you must do so before Thursday, October 31, 2013. One way you can used those 5,000 Alitalia MilleMiglia frequent flier loyalty program miles is to...

This Boeing 777-206ER aircraft operated as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight 641 from Amsterdam to New York earlier this year. Photograph by FlyerTalk member KLflyerRalph. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by KLflyerRalph.

Up to 50% Discount on Award Tickets to Twice as Many Destinations With Flying Blue

October 24, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Members of the Flying Blue frequent flier loyalty program can save up to 50 percent on the amount of Flying Blue frequent flier loyalty program miles needed to book award travel on flights operated by Air France, AirEuropa and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to various destination around the world during The Great Take-Off: Worldwide Promo Awards promotion. Unlike similar promotions offered in the past...

You can earn double award MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles simply by flying as a passenger on this regional jet aircraft operated by United Express. Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

Double Award MileagePlus Miles on United Airlines Flights Within the Continental United States

October 21, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Earn double award MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles only on flights operated by United Airlines and United Express anywhere within the 48 continental United States through November 21, 2013 — even on domestic portions of international itineraries. However, registration for this promotion is required. You can earn double award MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles on base miles earned for travel in the following fare classes...

There is no reason why you cannot rent a 2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab from Hertz Rent-A-Car as part of the Fast Forward to Free Days promotion. Photograph by FlyerTalk member dwbf11. Click on the photograph for a ride and road trip report written by dwbf11.

Earn Up to 350 Bonus Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points Per Rental — and More

October 28, 2013 by Brian Cohen

If you are a member of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards frequent renter loyalty program who envies those FlyerTalk members who are able to take advantage of the One Two Free promotion by National Car Rental, Hertz Rent-A-Car offers its own version of the promotion where you can “fast forward to free days.” Register now to earn 250 bonus Hertz Gold Plus Rewards frequent renter loyalty program points for every rental of a vehicle in any car class for a minimum of two days or more from Hertz through December 15, 2013 at participating Hertz locations in the following countries...

This Airbus A320-232 aircraft operated by United Airlines moves down the taxiway on its way to the runway to take off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on October 7, 2013. Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

Only One Checked Bag Free For Star Alliance Gold Members Traveling on United Airlines Flights

October 23, 2013 by Brian Cohen

Without any advance notice, United Airlines apparently quietly reduced the allowance of free checked bags for Gold elite members of Star Alliance from three checked bags weighing up to a maximum of 70 pounds each to only one checked bag weighing up to a maximum of 50 pounds on domestic flights within the United States — effective as of October 17, 2013. This revised checked baggage policy...

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2013 TalkBoard Elections: Call for Candidates

October 20, 2013 by Brian Cohen

If you have ever wanted to serve FlyerTalk as a member of TalkBoard, now is your chance, as you can be one of five FlyerTalk members to be elected by a popular vote — but you must apply by 8:00 in the evening Mountain Daylight Time on Thursday, October 31, 2013 to be considered as a candidate. Here is the timetable of the TalkBoard elections for 2013...

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