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(Targeted) Restore United Elite Status and Bonus Miles Challenge

United has a long-running status match challenge program. Short take you can only do it every five years. Through United Deals RSS feed I came across an offer listed as targeted to selected United MileagePlus members: Restore your past MileagePlus Premier® status, plus earn bonus award miles. You can challenge back to the highest United…

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Delta Didn’t Even Try to Spin Its Latest Turd Bouquet to Members

Delta has two publicity moves with changes to SkyMiles: No notice to members Deceptive spin, the ‘enhancement’ canard This week Delta emailed members titled “SkyMiles Program Developments Worth Noting,” adding a new move. Many commentators have jumped on this, to summarize: JFK-LAX/SFO nonstops now eligible for RPUs (without stating what Points, Miles & Martinis reported,…

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What Flying United Tells Us About the State of the Airline

Associated Leff posted What Today’s United Computer Glitch Tells Us About the State of the Airline in response to United’s Wednesday computer meltdown. The article and comments posit that something is wrong with the airline, Dana added: Flying 115k miles a year domestic and international from the DC area means I’m pretty much stuck with…

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A One Photo Review of TAM Business Class Toronto-New York

Brazilian airline and OneWorld member TAM operates service between Sao Paulo and Toronto with a stop in NY. This flight has seen fares as low as $80 one-way in business for the NY-Toronto leg. It is bookable with British Airways Avios for 9,000 + tax. We flew it back to New York this afternoon. Our…

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KLM Pop Up Shop in NY: Beer to AF’s Champagne

Air France hit New York last summer with a glam French Experience. The Air France Expo, which made several worldwide stops, was a lavish affair. From champagne and Laduree macaroon happy hours to glitzy exhibits showcasing Air France’s history and flight products, it was superb. There were even French animal rights protestors brought in for…

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Shouting at Dawdling Dumpers at the Miami Admirals Club Bathroom

A bit of potty humor for Friday. I was in an American Airlines Admirals Club in Miami this week, minding my own business, when I heard a loud, aggressive shout ricochet around the tiles, “Come on guys, you reading in there? There’s a line.” (That Admirals Club by D-30 is sprawling with small bathrooms. Not…

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