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WSJ: New Ways to Book Trips With Miles

Old Jan 19, 17, 7:10 am
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WSJ: New Ways to Book Trips With Miles

Article discusses travelers who "employ frequent-flier-mile junkies to find trips." $150 per person per booking, charged only if they find the ticket you want.

Now people are charging for what FT'ers have been giving away free for years?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-ways...les-1484761296
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Old Jan 19, 17, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
Now people are charging for what FT'ers have been giving away free for years?


Award booking services have been around for a long, long time. This is hardly new.
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Old Jan 19, 17, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
...charging for what FT'ers have been giving away free for years?
Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post

Award booking services have been around for a long, long time. This is hardly new.
Indeed:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...e-reviews.html
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Old Jan 19, 17, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post

Now people are charging for what FT'ers have been giving away free for years?
Some of the award booking services are even operated by current or former FTers!
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Old Jan 19, 17, 6:06 pm
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Another example of how news outlets rarely have the latest info on most anything. For the most part, if you want the most up to date info on almost any topic, you need to find the online forum/message board that's most relevant, and go from there.
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