Purchase the Seat Next To You For As Little As $4 on SpiceJet

If you do not like to sit next to strangers — or perhaps your girth is a little more than a standard economy class seat can handle — you have the opportunity to purchase the Empty Seat Option for as few as 250 Indian Rupees or approximately four United States dollars and possibly have the entire row to yourself when traveling as a passenger on SpiceJet, which is a low-cost carrier operating in India. The Empty Seat Option — powered by a third-party provider called Optiontown — is…

Discover New Possibilities: Fall 2013 Hyatt Promotion

Effective as of September 9, 2013, you can register by October 31, 2013 for the Discover New Possibilities promotion where you can earn up to 50,000 total bonus Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program points depending on the number of nights you stay at participating Hyatt Hotels and Resorts properties and M life resort properties — and the promotion will remain active through November 30, 2013. The following chart shows the progressive way in which you may cumulatively earn bonus Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program points…

Qatar Airways Increases Passenger Baggage Weight Allowances — But…

In what appears to be a move contrary to the current trend of devaluations, “enhancements” and increased restrictions to passengers by commercial airlines in general, passengers flying on aircraft operated by Qatar Airways worldwide will enjoy increased baggage weight allowances per person — effective as of September 1, 2013. The baggage weight allowance increases are as follows…

Delta Air Lines: The “Least Respected Brand”?

A discussion posted on FlyerTalk suggests that Delta Air Lines is the least-respected brand in the United States. I found that somewhat difficult to believe, so I did a little research. First, a report was published by a company named CoreBrand, which reviewed…

Supplementary Payment For Upgrades Introduced by Air Canada Altitude; Other Major Changes Announced

As if its frequent flier loyalty program was not already complicated enough, Air Canada has introduced more changes to Altitude — including eUpgrade Add-ons and more Altitude qualifying miles with many airfares. In addition to the required number of eUpgrade Credits which will apply, the eUpgrade Add-ons are a supplementary payment to be imposed upon certain members of the Altitude frequent flier loyalty program as of March of 2014, as illustrated in the chart below…

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