Top 10 in Travel News: Week of January 14, 2015

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Thieves with stolen passwords try to swipe miles from American Air and United customers Cyprus Airways closes down First Travel Impact From Paris Attacks: EU Parliament May Revive Air-Passenger Terrorism Law Why is United Airlines going to war with a 22-year-old entrepreneur who wants to save travelers […]

It’s Time to Match Your US Airways Dividend Miles with Your American AAdvantage Account

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Like every mileage junkie I was checking my American Airlines AAdvantage account balance before going to bed last night when I couldn’t help but notice the pop-up (below) alerting me that American Airlines and US Airways are combining their frequent flyer programs in “second quarter 2015.” As the message states, “If you don’t have a Dividend […]

Why You Shouldn’t Pay Extra for American Airlines’ Preferred Seats

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As you probably know by now, legroom in coach is getting tighter and tighter. That’s because the airlines have started squeezing more seats into planes to make more money. If that weren’t bad enough, some airlines (ahem, American) now charge extra for a regular coach seat but disguise it as a “Preferred Seat.” How’s that? […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 23, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Turbulence hospitalizes 5 on AA flight from Korea to Texas Southwest files to fly to six international cities out of Houston’s Hobby What Are Some Tips to Survive Sleeping in an Airport? Starwood Hotels offers free Wi-Fi for SPG loyalty members ‘Fast-lane’ security lines open at four […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 17, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta security flaw lets passengers access others’ boarding passes Gogo to install Wi-Fi on American Air’s two-class regional jets Delta rebrands cabins, classes of service United Airlines is giving each of its 23,000 flight attendants an iPhone 6 Plus Chicago is going to build its own app […]

Travel Tip of the Day: American Offering Bonus Miles in 2015

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American Offering Bonus Miles in 2015 The big airline news today comes from American Airlines, which announced the terms of huge, great promotion that will run all of 2015. Here’s how it will work: Beginning January 1, American customers will earn bonus miles when they fly on a purchased First or Business Class ticket for travel through December 31, 2015, […]

American Airlines’ Lucrative Bonus Mile Promotion for Premium Passengers

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I love how American Airlines isn’t following Delta‘s and United‘s revenue-based plans (at least, not yet) in which fliers earn miles based on ticket price instead of miles flown. And now, they’re starting to lure Delta’s and United’s business and first class fliers with an amazing new promotion for premium passengers. American announced today that beginning January 1, […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 10, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Win for travelers: Congress caps airline-ticket TSA fees Korean Air Executive Ejects Crew Member After Poor Nut Service Uber has been banned in Delhi after a driver was accused of raping a passenger American Airlines Set To Upgrade Fleet And Finally Compete With Delta Sir Richard Branson […]