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Is United MileagePlus the Best FF Program or Worst. I’m Confused

Two days, two news releases. United MileagePlus is the worst frequent flyer program, United MileagePlus is the best frequent flyer program. Why do we even read anymore. We learned Tuesday that about half of frequent flyers surveyed by J.D. Power and Associates don’t know how to redeem rewards for free flights. The most difficult and…

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United Miles on Sale at 100-percent Bonus: Offer Expires Tomorrow

How To Use United Excursionist Perk

There are multiple ways to increase mileage account balances when an important booking is fast approaching. Sometimes the best and quickest way to top up miles for an award trip is to straight-up purchase miles from an airline. Typically, buying miles is a mediocre value, at best, but sometimes bonus promotions get the value of purchased…

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Terrific Bonus on Alaska Airlines Miles Expires Tomorrow

Cathay Pacific Business Class on A350. Photo courtesy of Cathay Pacific.

Need to top off your Alaska Airlines mileage account in order to “Whisk yourself away on a dream vacay”? Alaska’s marketing may sound hokey, but hey, the alliteration is good, and this bonus is one of the few that makes buying miles a worthwhile proposition. Alaska’s Mileage Plan has indeed provided me with the start…

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Cathay Pacific Promises Fix To Partner Award Blackout, No Timeline

Cathay Pacific Airways says technical problems associated with changes to its Asia Miles Frequent Flyer program are blocking airline partners from award seats. An airline spokesperson said the redemption process will “return to normal gradually”, but did not provide any specific timeline. Our system was being upgraded and the redemption process will return to normal…

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Air France Makes It More Difficult To Search Award Availability

One of the best tricks to finding often pesky SkyTeam (think Delta Skymiles) frequent flier mileage awards has been the Air France website. Unlike Delta, Air France’s website shows connecting flights between almost all SkyTeam carriers, including China Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and Kenya Airways, and also more readily shows availability on trips that involve more than one…

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100% to 125% Mileage Purchase Options – United Mystery Bonus (Ends Tomorrow) & LifeMiles Buy 1, Get 2 – Which Is Best for You?

We all earn plenty of miles from actually flying, but as I was explaining to a friend, that’s just one way to increase our mileage balances. There are credit card offers that come with miles offers, but sometimes the best way to increase our miles for an award trip we want to book is simply…

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TIP: It Is Possible To Recover Points & Miles When Award Prices Fall

Southwest Airlines emotional support animal policy change

In many cases, costly change fees make it impractical to try to renegotiate points and miles award prices. There are some cases, however when it is possible to earn back miles if prices fall after you book. Take Southwest Airlines, for instance. I recently recovered over 2,000 valuable Rapid Rewards miles by looking out for…

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