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Great Deals with November 2014 Flying Blue Promo Awards

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I have highlighted the value of Air France/KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards on many occasions, and after several months of rather mediocre sales, November offers a number of discounted awards worth considering. 

Air France/KLM tends to release a lot of saver ...

Virgin America Named Best in US Travel & $47 1 Day Only Sale

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Virgin America was named the Best US Airline by Condé Nast Travel for the 7th year in a row in the magazines Reader Choice Awards and to celebrate the success the airline is having a 1 day Fly In Winning Fashion Sale with shorthaul flights starting at ...

$15-$50 Off Virgin America Flights with LivingSocial

Virgin America has teamed up with LivingSocial to offer deals on your next Virgin America flight with travel deals on your next short, medium, or long haul flight offering up to 3x the value paid towards a future flight!

Whether it's your first time or you're a regular jet setter, you ...

20% off Virgin America Flights - Must booked by Oct. 14

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To celebrate Virgin America’s launch at Dallas Love Field the airline is offering 20% off all flights systemwide if your purchase your ticket by tomorrow, October 14, 2014 for travel between October 20 and December 17, 2014. To take advantage of this promotion, you must book on Virgin ...

Alaska Airlines: Board Early or Save 10% with Seahawk Pride

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The Seattle Seahawks are off to another awesome start this season, already grating the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 opener at Century Link field. To celebrate the Seahawks success Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, is keeping Russell Wilson as the airlines Chief Football Officer (CFO) ...

September 2014 Flying Blue Promo Awards for November + December Travel

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Air France/KLM Flying Blue has released its Promo Awards for September 2014 and the pickings continue to get slimmer for business class deals between North America and Europe. This month, there is not a single city 50% off or even 25% off business class space in North America - the closest ...

Always Check: First Class for the Price of Economy Class

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A client in Los Angeles called me this morning saying he had an emergency meeting in Miami on Monday morning and needed a ticket to Miami tomorrow afternoon or evening, returning Monday night.

I noted immediately that AA or DL would be best for non-stop service and priced out an ...

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Free Boingo Internet for American Express Platinum Cardholders

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American Express Platinum is on the rebound. It was right to question the value of the $450 annual fee when Continental left Membership Rewards, US Airways lounge access was lost, and Delta lounge access was severely curtailed, but in many ways, the AMEX Platinum is now my most valuable credit ...

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500 Free United MileagePlus Miles in Two Minutes

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Earn 500 United miles just for signing up for the United MileagePlus Dining Program before 10 July 2014. No purchase or restaurant visit is necessary--simply complete the online profile and you will be credited the miles.

You can then earn up to 2,500 additional miles by eating at ...

Top 10 Airline Award Redemptions for May 2014

We have been spared from any major award chart devaluation announcements the last couple months and I trust we are settling into a new era of status quo--there has been enough bloodshed over the last year. But whether the award charts get worse or stay the same, here are my top ten award ...

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Using Lufthansa Miles for Travel to Hawaii in First Class

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The Lufthansa Mile & More Mastercard from Barclays is offering a 50,000 mile sign-up bonus through June 30, 2014 and one of the best uses of these points for U.S. and Canadian residents is to book award travel on United Airlines to Hawaii.

Lufthana's award chart is not great, but it ...

No Fuel Surcharges on British Airways Awards with US Airways Miles

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Since US Airways joined oneworld, the carrier has not imposed fuel surcharges on British Airways award flights. Considering fuel surcharges run more than $800 r/t for Europe and much more if you continue on to Asia or Africa, this has been a secret boon for those redeeming US Airways Dividend ...

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50% Off Drinks in United Clubs - Today Only

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In honor of tax day in the USA, enjoy 50% off all alcoholic beverages in "participating" United Clubs. Imagine that, half off what was free last year!

 

To be fair, United has introduced some top-shelf stuff that wasn't available before. As far as ...

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Easy surveys for free magazine subscriptions - RewardSurvey

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How would you like free subscription to The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, or Forbes? RewardSurvey allows you to do just that.

Now that electronic devices can be used throughout flight, maybe travelers will read magazines and newspapers on airplanes ...

Why I Am Keeping my American Express Platinum Card

When I took advantage of a 100,000 point sign-up offer to obtain an American Express Platinum Card last year, I planned to collect the sign-up bonus, use it for a year, take advantage of the $200 in airline credit for calendar year 2013 and 2014, then cancel this month before my next $450 annual ...

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How to Expedite US Airways Mileage Transfers with Points.com

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Many of you are taking advantage of US Airways' 100% bonus on Shared Dividend Miles this week and I have encouraged many of my clients to do the same. Transfers from account to account are typically instant, but can take up to three days to to process. That can be problematic, as it was for me ...

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