Emirates Announces New Boston Service and How to Use Miles to Fly Them

September 19, 2013

Earlier today, Emirates announced it would begin a new non-stop service from Boston to Dubai starting March 10, 2014. Emirates currently flies non-stop from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, New York and Washington DC in the US, and Toronto in Canada. Boston will be the airline’s ninth US gateway. EK237 will […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Bonus Delta SkyMiles with Hertz, Triple HawaiianMiles with Starwood, Emirates and JetBlue Expand Codesharing, Southwest Double Points from Select Cities, 50% Mileage Bonus with Air Canada

May 18, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Triple HawaiianMiles with Starwood in Hawaii: Hawaiian Airlines and Starwood have teamed up to offer HawaiianMiles members triple miles when staying at Starwood properties in Hawaii from now through December 20, 2013. In addition, customers can also save 30% off their […]

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Airline Miles Expiration Policies Roundup

April 17, 2013

Following up on the recent national survey I commissioned from The Princeton Group and my contest about how people track their frequent flyer miles, I thought it would be a good idea to create a basic guide to the expiration policies of the major airline and hotel loyalty programs. Although mileage expiration is a major […]

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In-Flight WiFi Roundup – Which International Airlines Keep You Connected

March 27, 2013

While kicking back and catching up on trashy TV and Oscar-nominated movies during long-haul overseas flight is always enjoyable, sometimes jetsetters have work to do, and some airlines have it covered. A few weeks ago I discussed the in-flight WiFi options aboard the major US domestic carriers. Today it’s time to look overseas to which […]

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Alaska Adds Emirates Award Redemptions: Top Ways To Boost Your Mileage Plan Account

January 11, 2013

Although Alaska Airlines and Emirates announced their partnership over a year ago, Ben at One Mile at a Time diligently reported this week that the moment we’ve all be waiting for has finally arrived – starting January 16, 2013, you can redeem Alaska Mileage Plan miles on Emirates. Here’s the award chart, which I actually […]

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New Redemption Opportunity: Book EasyJet Flights With Emirates Skywards Miles

November 6, 2012

Fast on the heels of its new partnership with Qantas, Emirates just announced a new partnership with…EasyJet. I can’t imagine two airlines on more opposite sides of the spectrum, but it seems like Emirates is partnering strategically with everyone these days and that this move will open up lots of little European destinations to the […]

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Saturday Recap: Bonus United, Delta and Emirates Miles, 500 Free Hilton Points and Earning Bonus

October 6, 2012

Here’s a recap of interesting points and miles news and promos from the week. 15,000 Alaska Miles For New T-Mobile Contract: Now through March 31, 2013, potential cell phone customers who register with T-Mobile at this link will be eligible to earn 15,000 bonus Alaska Airlines MileagePlan Miles. This offer is open only to new […]

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Qantas to Team Up With Emirates, Drop British Airways

September 6, 2012

Qantas announced some interesting news yesterday: the Australian airline will be terminating its joint business with British Airways starting March 31, 2013, and beginning a new global partnership with Emirates. The Qantas-British Airways partnership has been in place since 1995, and the two airlines will continue to operate some bilaterally codeshared flights – and Qantas […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Ways You Can Fly the A380

September 4, 2012

With a range of 9,600 miles, a cruising speed of 560 miles per hour, 240 feet in length, 80 feet tall, a wingspan of over 260 feet, and over 5,000 square feet of floor space spread out over two full decks, the Airbus A380 is the largest jumbo-jet in the skies, and an aviation enthusiast’s […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Airline Chauffeur Drive Service

July 10, 2012

A ticket in a premium class on an international flight means a rarefied experience in the air complete with fine dining, personalized service and comfortable seats. However, several airlines offer a taste of the luxury that awaits even before you set foot on the plane with chauffeur service – either to and from the airport, […]

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Updated Airline Award Charts and Partner Lists

May 24, 2012

The past year has seen some major changes in the airline world, especially concerning frequent flyer programs. New airlines have joined alliances, formed non-alliance partnerships with each other, and even introduced all-new mileage programs like British Airways Avios. So I thought it was time to update my consolidated list of airline award charts and partner […]

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Tuesday Travel Top 10: How to Use Miles for the Best First Class Products

May 8, 2012

On Friday, CNN published a list of the best first class cabins in the sky with contenders from all over the world. Interestingly enough, no US airline made the list. But what good is a list of amazing first class cabins if you don’t know how you can fly in one of them without paying […]

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Sunday Reader Question: What is the Best Frequent Flyer Program for Combining Family Points

December 4, 2011

TPG reader Jody writes: “Which points programs can and/or should be combined together as a household to maximize travel rewards? Also, when is it not a good idea to combine point programs with other family members?” No major North American frequent flyer program allows family members to pool their miles in a central account- at […]

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5-10% Off Emirates Flights With American Express

September 6, 2011

My handy American Express Insite toolbar alerted me to a pretty good deal recently when I visited  “Savings of (10) percent are applicable on all unrestricted annual roundtrip fares and savings of five (5) percent are applicable on all restricted roundtrip fares sold only via Offer is only applicable to tickets purchased with […]

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Consolidated List of Airline Award Charts and Partner Airline Lists

June 14, 2011

I thought it would be convenient to have a page that TPG readers can bookmark with links to the award charts for the major frequent flyer programs. This is by no means a final list, as I’ll continuously be updating the page (feel free to comment below with the links to any other program or […]

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My Birthday Wish List

March 7, 2011

Today is my birthday and while I’ve already gotten myself a gift (a $260 roundtrip ticket to Madrid which I splurged and upgraded both directions, an Air Europa ticket to Barcelona, one night at Le Meridien Barcelona on points and two nights at the Westin Palace Madrid on cash and points), I thought I’d create […]

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Emirates/Continental Relationship Ends March 26, 2011

January 8, 2011

While Emirates is not in a global alliance, they do partner with a number of airlines, including Continental and United. However, as of March 26, 2011, you will no longer be able to use your Onepass miles for Emirates or earn Continental RDMs (not elite miles) when flying Emirates (per the chart here). The great thing about Continental’s […]

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