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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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IT Glitches…and it’s not even Friday the 13th yet!

Yesterday US Airways’ website gave some people who checked in a surprise…someone else’s boarding pass. Then today an error resulted in many people booking flights on United for only the mandatory 9/11 security fee of $2.50/segment. I was too busy being delayed in Syracuse to notice the ~$10 round trip deal which would be a…

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Marriott and United Team Up

After an ominous tweet last week that got many bloggers worried it seems that United announced something that isn’t entirely bad news: USA Today: Marriott and United will announce today a partnership that will give their most loyal customers reciprocal VIP perks in their hotels and on flights. The new “RewardsPlus” program, which begins today,…

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Delta and US Airways worst in reward redemption

Scott McCartney from the Wall Street Journal recently evaluated airlines for reward redemption.  Among US carriers Southwest and JetBlue topped the charts with Delta and US Airways rounding out the bottom tied for last amount airlines evaluated. At a recent travel blogging conference many of us were talking about what kind of a traveler we…

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TARGETED: United 50% PQM bonus

Map your next journey with more MileagePlus Premier qualifying miles. For a limited time, you can earn 50% more MileagePlus® Premier® qualifying miles on roundtrip United-operated flights around the world. Purchase your ticket in United Global FirstSM, United First®, United BusinessFirst®, United Business® or United Economy® (F, A, J, C, D, Z, P, Y, B,…

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Catch Up Post

Where did we leave off?  So, I ended up deciding to migrate from United to US Airways.  I got a silver challenge from a coworker and completed the 10 segments for that so I finished the year Gold with Delta, Silver Preferred with US Airways, and Premier Silver with United.  If I had applied the…

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