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Amazing Deal Alert: Philadelphia to Beijing for $441 Total Roundtrip

October 3, 2013

Per Paul5795 on Flyertalk, American and US Airways are offering incredible round-trip fares from Philadelphia to Beijing for $441 starting January 7 and going through March 7th, though there may be even more dates after that. This is a great way to bank tons of miles and visit a great country. You’re looking at 14,516 miles for […]

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Earn 1,000 Dividend Miles With Purchase Of $100 Best Western Travel Card

October 3, 2013

Best Western and US Airways are running a promotion until November 30, 2013, where you can earn 1,000 Dividend Miles per  $100 Best Western Travel Card you purchase. In order to be eligible for this promotion you must reside in the US or Canada, be enrolled in Best Western Rewards and have selected US Airways […]

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Thursday Giveaway: 26,000 US Airways Miles And The Winner of 25,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

October 3, 2013

Earlier this week, US Airways announced their 100% Share Miles bonus. Now through October 15, 2013, you’re able to share miles, and the person receiving them, will receive a 100% bonus. If you were to purchase miles, they normally cost 3.5 cents each plus a 7.5% tax, and sharing miles costs 1 cent each plus […]

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JFK to Los Angeles and Vice Versa on United for $228 Total Roundtrip This Fall

October 1, 2013

Update: It looks like fares have risen to around $298 on this route now on USAirways.com and the OTA’s – still better than average but not the best deal. I fly between the coasts often and I’ve seen airfare shoot up into the $300+ range and often skyrocketing to well over $500 for last minute […]

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Top 10 Airline Economy Award Redemptions

October 1, 2013

Miles, points and elite status are great for leveling the playing field of the “haves and have nots” in the sky because they allow ordinary people to sit in seats that they normally wouldn’t be able to afford. However, for a majority of people business and first class are either not an option (family travelers […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: US Airways 100% Share Miles Bonus – 1.1 Cents Per Mile

September 30, 2013

Though US Airways has recently offered a few 100% bonus promotions on miles that you purchase, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a bonus that high on shared miles through the airline, which is also sometimes known as the official liquidator of cheap Star Alliance miles, but today the airline launched a new 100% […]

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Southwest Launches Its New ‘No Show’ Policy Today

September 13, 2013

As announced earlier this year, Southwest Airlines will now be enforcing a “no show” policy for Wanna Get Away and DING fares, and will no longer be as lenient about passengers who simply do not show up for their flights. As of today, September 13, 2013, the new rule means that passengers holding non-refundable Wanna […]

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The Most Family Friendly Airlines For Domestic And Short Haul Flights

September 2, 2013

Traveling as a family is not easy or cheap, and all airlines are not created equal when it comes to accommodating family travel, so TPG contributor (and father of two children) Jason Steele has compiled a list of the family-friendliest airlines flying the skies these days and what accommodations they make for parents and kids.   Some […]

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Saturday Recap: Alaska Airlines Offers 10,000 Bonus Miles For Select Routes, Discounted Award Tickets to Hawaii on American, Amtrak Double Days Fall Promotion, Win A Trip To London With Virgin Atlantic

August 31, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Alaska Airlines Offers 10,000 Bonus Miles For Select Routes: Earn up to 10,000 bonus miles from Alaska Airlines when you fly 3 roundstrips (six flights in total) on any of the routes below, or fly 2 round trips (four flights in total) […]

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Top 10 Ways To Get A Better Economy Seat

August 27, 2013

After the Twitterific fiasco I went through trying to secure KLM Economy Comfort seats for my upcoming trip to Cape Town while booking my flights through Delta last week, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at strategies for getting a better economy seat with the major airlines. The difference between a […]

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Can American Airlines Survive Without A Merger?

August 26, 2013

I’ve been asked a lot about the US Airways/American Airlines merger and my opinion is that it will be bad for consumers for a variety of reasons. No one can predict what will happen to fares (numbers can be massaged to prove either case), but deep down I believe they will and I don’t think […]

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Saturday Recap: Registration Now Open for Starwood’s Fall Promotion, Hyatt’s Fall Promotion Announced, Win 140,000 Hawaiian Airlines Miles, Earn Bonus American Airlines Miles, And More

August 24, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Registration Now Open for Starwood’s Take Two Promotion: Registration is now open for Starwood’s “Take Two” fall promotion. You’ll earn double Starpoints on all eligible stays from September 1 through December 15, 2013. In addition, you’ll earn 2,500 bonus Starpoints for every five eligible nights […]

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Technical Issues Affect US Airways Star Alliance Award Availability: Mostly Fixed Now

August 22, 2013

A lot of people on the US Airways Dividend Miles Flyertalk thread reported major issues yesterdays when they were unable to use US Airways miles to book awards on Star Alliance partners. Panic set in that US Airways had pushed up its exit date from Star Alliance to this week and that you would no […]

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Top 10 Reasons I Don’t Want A US Airways American Airlines Merger To Go Through

August 20, 2013

Although the corporate teams at both American Airlines and US Airways seem to be just as strongly committed to the proposed merger of the two airlines as ever, and it was proceeding smoothly until the US Justice Department’s announcement last week that it would be suing to block the merger, a lot of people have […]

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Should You Buy US Airways Miles With The Merger On Hold?

August 15, 2013

The short answer is: YES, if you are planning to use them for a US Airways/Star Alliance award, but NO if you are banking on them being combined with your American miles anytime soon. Back in July, US Airways launched a targeted 100% buy miles bonus and then opened it up to everyone for the […]

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US Justice Department Suing to Block American-US Airways Merger

August 13, 2013

In a surprising move today that shocked industry analysts and sent US Airways’ stock value plummeting more than 10% and American’s by as much as 30%, the US Department of Justice announced that it is suing to block the merger of US Airways with American, which had been proceeding smoothly up until this point. The […]

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Should I Buy Up to US Airways Chairman Status to Convert to AA Executive Platinum After the Merger?

August 4, 2013

TPG reader Colby is planning for the upcoming US Airways/American Airlines merger and wants to know if he should purchase Chairman’s Preferred status with US Airways: “Does it make sense to purchase Chairman’s status on US Airways to convert to Executive Platinum on American?” There has been a lot of chatter lately about the US […]

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Saturday Recap: Chase Southwest 50,000 Point Sign-up Bonuses Ends Tuesday, Up to 100% Bonus on Purchased US Airways Miles, American Airlines Flights Camera Action 3 Promotion, 100% Bonus When Buying Avianca Taca LifeMiles

August 3, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Chase Southwest 50,000 Point Sign-up Bonuses Ends Tuesday: The limited-time 50,000 point sign-up bonus for all four Southwest Visa cards will be ending this Tuesday, August 6, 2013. To get the 50,000 points you need to spend $2,000 in the first 3 months of opening […]

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US Airways 100% Buy Miles Bonus Offer Until August 31- Worth It?

August 1, 2013

Last month US Airways ran a 100% buy miles promotion, but it was only targeted to certain Dividend Miles members. This month they’ve opened it up to everyone and the math is still the same- you can buy up to 50,000 miles, so with the 100% bonus you end up with 100,000 miles for $1,881. […]

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Last Chance..Promotions Expiring Today from American, US Airways, Delta, Starwood, Marriott and Jetsetter

July 31, 2013

Just a friendly last minute reminder for the procrastinators out there (myself included) that the following deals expire today. 1) Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus: US Airways is currently offering a targeted bonus of 100% for buying or gifting miles up to 50,000 (so 100,000 with the bonus) through July 31, 2013. My […]

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Comparing US Airways Special Dividends To American Elite Rewards

July 31, 2013

The impending merger of US Airways and American Airlines naturally sparks speculation about what will happen with their elite travel programs and what benefits will still be available for each. I recently took a close look at American’s Elite Rewards and how to qualify, so wanted to do the same with the US Airways Special […]

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Update on Booking US Airways Star Alliance Awards Post Nov 1, 2013

July 29, 2013

With recent speculation that US Airways will be leaving Star Alliance to join oneworld as early as November 1, 2013, and confirmation late last week from US Airways President J. Scott Kirby that the transition will be completed by the beginning of 2014, a lot of travelers have been pondering how to put their US Airways […]

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Saturday Recap: Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus Ends July 31, Save 15% with Virgin America, Save an extra 10% Off NYC Hotels with Jetsetter, Earn 1,000 bonus United miles with Waldorf Astoria and Conrad, Enter to win 50,000 American AAdvantage miles

July 27, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Targeted 100% US Airways Buy Miles Bonus Ends July 31: As a recap from earlier this month, US Airways is currently offering a targeted bonus of 100% for buying or gifting miles up to 50,000 (so 100,000 with the bonus) through July 31, 2013. Miles are sold for […]

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Rumor: US Airways Joining Oneworld – Book Awards Sooner Than Later

July 26, 2013

Although there are still a few hurdles to clear, it looks like the American Airlines/US Airways merger will continue to proceed pretty smoothly over the coming months, and although the official merger announcement back in February included news that US Airways would join Oneworld, the rumors have been heating up on this FlyerTalk thread that […]

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