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American Express Allows Passengers to Use Loyalty Points to Bid for Flight Upgrades

Those flush with American Express Membership Rewards points have a new tool for bidding on airline upgrades. Caveat emptor on the cost of the upgrades though Continue reading American Express Allows Passengers to Use Loyalty Points to Bid for Flight Upgrades

Say Goodbye To The United Airlines Award Charts

 

United Airline’s is becoming the latest airline to make it harder for frequent flyers to plan how many miles they will need to book an award flight. For flights on and after November 15, 2019, the United Airlines award charts will no longer be available. United will begin charging variable award prices for United-operated flights instead. You can already see these changes for flights on and after November 15, 2019.

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Capital One Adds Frequent Flyer Mile Transfer Option to Its Credit Cards

A new tool coming from Capital One will make its travel credit cards more competitive with American Express and Chase. Only seasoned travel pros, however, may find it useful.

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What’s in a Boarding Pass Barcode? A Lot

The next time you’re thinking of throwing away a used boarding pass with a barcode on it, consider tossing the boarding pass into a document shredder instead. Two-dimensional barcodes and QR codes can hold a great deal of information, and the codes printed on airline boarding passes may allow someone to discover more about you, your future travel plans, and your frequent flyer account.

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United Airlines Flies High as King of Airline Loyalty Programs Again

United Airlines’ MileagePlus loyalty program was honored by Global Traveler magazine with the top prize in the Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program category. The award is made more impressive by the fact that the company has taken home the award in 12 consecutive years.

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