Free Bags coming with Dividend Miles MasterCard

Dear Grace Alexander, We’re pleased to announce that as a US Airways Dividend Miles® MasterCard® cardmember, you and up to four companions will now enjoy your first eligible checked bag FREE. This benefit will be available on all domestic US Airways operated flights on April 30th. When the US Airways and American Airlines frequent flyer…

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United to add Mercedes-Benz at LAX

In an article where Brian Sumers uses the term “travel caste system” to refer to perks for elites he writes Under the program, United will drive some of its most lucrative passengers to their gates using Mercedes-Benz cars. Chauffeurs will meet connecting travelers at their arrival gates and drive them to their second flight. Delta…

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Delta changing it up again, now with a larger device

Last year Delta changed from the credit card processors they were using to the Lumia 820 Windows Phone devices for credit card processing and other features onboard.  Now Market Watch reports: Delta Air Lines DAL -0.32% this fall will equip more than 20,000 flight attendants with handheld Nokia Lumia 1520 phablets, which will serve as…

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Delta and cancelled flights

A couple days ago the Wall Street Journal published an article by Scott McCartney about how Delta has the lowest cancellation rate in the industry. Last year, Delta canceled just 0.3% of its flights, according to flight-tracking service FlightStats.com. That was twice as good as the next-best airlines, Southwest and Alaska, and five times better…

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Good deed done by a TSA employee

The news (and I) loves to blast TSA employees when they are found out to have skeletons in the background or use the job to steal and commit other offenses so it only seems fair to highlight when a TSA employee does a good deed as well. DNAinfo radio reporter Jon Hansen was on his…

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Dividend Miles from a Casino?

Valley Forge Casino Resort (Southeastern PA) has announced a new program to allow gamblers to earn frequent flyer miles. “Points for Miles allows Valley Forge Casino Resort to be the only casino in the world where you can use your player points for something meaningful outside of the resort. We’re not going to limit the…

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