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Using BigCrumbs and Expedia to Book Flights

 
When you fly on a paid ticket, you earn miles. If you pay for that ticket with a rewards earning credit card, you earn points for the purchase as well. Many people assume those to be the only two ways to earn miles on the purchase. It turns out that you can earn an extra set of points by ...
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Are Travel Agencies Evil?

I've long hated travel agencies and found them useless in most cases.  For years I've been forced to use a travel agency for business travel and it irks me as the agency and it's agents are often clueless and tend to be more of an obstruction to getting to my end point.
Om recent years ...
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2011 Status Qualifications: Where I Landed

Last night, I took my last flight of the year, and boy was it a doozy. Now with the year in the past, it's time to reflect on milestones I hit in 2011, and what I'm hoping for in 2012.
United Airlines

It was a good year for me on United. I started the year off as a 1K, and I wasn't ...
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Expedia Rewards Just Got Way Less Valuable


Well, this bummed me out. Not only is Expedia going to change their rewards chart (likely for the worse), we will now be earning points at 50% the rate we were earning before.
Here are some "highlights" from the e-mail:
All vacation package bookings will now earn double points (2 ...

I'm Annoyed with Pricing Engines' Inaccurate Pricing

My favorite tool for finding flights is Kayak. Kayak will perform a search, with pretty specific parameters you give it regarding stopover airport, takeoff time, landing time, etc. I use it to find flights, and then I typically go to BigCrumbs and then onto Expedia to book the flight, that way I get ...
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Expedia to Spin Off TripAdvisor as a Public Company in Q3 2011


I saw this on TechCrunch a couple days ago. Pending approval by the board of directors, TripAdvisor will be its own company soon. I was surprised by this for a multitude of reasons:
Am I the only person that didn't know Expedia owned Tripadvisor in the first place? ...
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Expedia and American Airlines Kiss and Make Up

For months, American Airlines flights have been filtered from search results on Expedia and Hotwire due to a longstanding dispute over fees. American demanded to bypass central airline reservation systems and deliver the information to users directly, not only to save money, but also to have the ...
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We Will Earn Miles on Flights Booked with Expedia Rewards

Yesterday I wrote about how redeeming flights on Expedia rewards works. I speculated that I didn't think it was possible for Expedia to have worked out an agreement with every air carrier, and I also noted that it was interesting that the "price" in points for flights was exactly ...
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Redeeming Expedia Points for Flights: Here's How it Works!


In the past couple weeks, I've posted a couple times about Expedia Rewards. I won't rehash everything here, but now you can book flights with Expedia Rewards points. I made a few sample bookings today, and it didn't take me long to figure out exactly how it works. Want to head to the ...
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Now You Can Redeem Expedia Points!


Just over a week ago, I asked if you were earning Expedia rewards. Expedia announced their own rewards program a few months back, and it allows you to earn one point per dollar spent on travel at Expedia, with a few exceptions. Most hotel stays booked on Expedia do not earn points at their ...

So... Are You Earning Expedia Rewards?

A couple months ago, Expedia announced their own rewards program. Programs like Starwood won't grant points for stays booked through Expedia, but for airlines, you'll still get your points. Thus, I've decided to start using Expedia to book all of my air travel. You get one point per dollar. There ...

Battle heats up in ITA acquisition war

In a previous post I mentioned that ITA Software, which many of us use for searching mileage runs, was in acquisition talks with Google. It looks like those talks are heating up as other companies including Expedia, Kayak, and Travelport are reportedly in discussions with the travel search ...