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One Award, Eight Programs – Final Conclusions

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To wrap up my series on using different Star Alliance programs to book awards, I summarize below my findings and experiences. To recap, I wanted to examine the time and effort required to book two different award tickets using eight different Star Alliance frequent flier programs: -United MileagePlus -Singapore KrisFlyer -Avianca LifeMiles -Air Canada Aeroplan…

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One Award, Eight Programs Part 3 – Fighting the New United Award System and a Pleasant LifeMiles Phone Call

Availability on Lufthansa FRA-JFK

This is part 3 of my series comparing the ease of award booking with various Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. In part 1, I covered booking a transpacific premium cabin award, LAX-ICN-BKK, using 1) United MileagePlus, 2) Singapore KrisFlyer, 3) Avianca LifeMiles, and 4) Air Canada Aeroplan. In part 2, I discussed my experiences booking…

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One Award, Eight Programs – Comparing Ease of Award Booking


Hi all, my name is Stephen and I’m a new contributor to the blog. I’ll have a separate post properly introducing myself at a later time, but I wanted to jump right into things with a useful post. With all of the changes and devaluations over the past several years, there’s been an increasing interest…

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Scary Pics from Last Night’s Air Canada Crash…AC refers to it as a bump / hard landing

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Last night, an Air Canada A320 from Toronto (YYZ) to Halifax (YHZ) touched down short of the runway, clipping a power line. Media outlets first reported a runway overrun and then a hard landing with a “bump” (Air Canada’s official terminology), but it was a bit more extreme than that…the landing gear is no longer…

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