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New Award Travel Change Fees For General MileagePlus Members Effective Immediately

June 19, 2013 by Brian Cohen

If you are a general member of the United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program who has an award ticket which needs to be changed or canceled and you have no Premier elite status, you will pay extra money for that privilege effective immediately as per the chart shown below...

Catch “Mr Miles” and You Could Win Flying Blue Miles

June 17, 2013 by Brian Cohen

The Flying Blue frequent flier loyalty program currently has a game available through Tuesday, June 26, 2013 where you could win one of 407 instant win prizes each day by doing the following...

Free Rental Car Day: Thrifty Giveth, and Thrifty Taketh Away

June 15, 2013 by Brian Cohen

I received an e-mail message from Thrifty Car Rental last night congratulating me that I have earned a FREE rental day through Blue Chip Rewards, as shown in the screen shot below...

50 Percent Mileage Redemption Discount For Thai Royal Orchid Plus Members

June 18, 2013 by Brian Cohen

The Royal Orchid Plus frequent flier loyalty program of Thai Airways is celebrating its anniversary of 20 years by offering you the opportunity to travel to your dream destination for 50 percent fewer Royal Orchid Plus frequent flier loyalty program miles. Here is the official 20 years celebration award sale chart, along with the eligible destinations listed below...

Marriott Renews Partnership With American Airlines

June 17, 2013 by Brian Cohen

The Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program will award American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles to members of both programs on qualifying transactions at 3,700 hotel properties worldwide — and you can also choose to convert Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points to American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles at the following transfer rates...

FlyerTalk Poll Results: Has Delta CEO Earned Compensation Increase of 42%?

June 15, 2013 by Brian Cohen

The compensation package for Richard Anderson — chief executive officer of Delta Air Lines — reportedly increased from $8.9 million in 2011 to almost $12.6 million. FlyerTalk members were polled over a period of 30 days as to whether or not they believe that Richard Anderson deserves and has earned increased compensation — and the results are as follows...

“Mileage Runs”: Not Dead — Just More Difficult; and Other Thoughts and Musings

June 18, 2013 by Brian Cohen

FlyerTalk member UA Insider — also known as Aaron Goldberg, who is the senior manager of Customer Experience Planning at United Airlines — announced this morning the introduction of Premier Qualifying Dollars in order to earn elite status in the MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program in 2014 — following the lead of Delta Air Lines earlier this year, whose SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program introduced a revenue component called Medallion Qualification Dollars. Minimum spend criteria for 2014 to earn elite status in the MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program are as follows...

Hand-Written Note Results in Flight From Cairo to New York Diverted to Scotland

June 16, 2013 by Brian Cohen

A Boeing 777-300 aircraft operating as EgyptAir flight 985 on its way from Cairo to New York was diverted to Prestwick Airport near Glasgow while being escorted by fighter jets from the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom in response to a hand-written note found in a lavatory by the sink aboard the airplane. The note — written with...

Turkish Airlines to Cut Comfort Class: What Is the Future of Premium Economy?

June 15, 2013 by Brian Cohen

According to various reports, Turkish Airlines has announced that it will remove the Comfort Class cabin from its its fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The reasons for the failure of the implementation of the Turkish Airlines version of premium economy class include...

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