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Travel Tip: Changes for Frequent Flyer Miles Affect Stopover Flights
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Travel Tip: Changes for Frequent Flyer Miles Affect Stopover Flights

One by one, some great frequent flyer mileage perks are disappearing. We already know it’s harder to earn as well as redeem miles. But some airlines had some great options… Read More…

Travel Tip: Rules for Frequent Flyer Programs Continue to Change
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Travel Tip: Rules for Frequent Flyer Programs Continue to Change

As the airlines continue to change the parameters of their frequent flyer programs—none of which benefit you—you can still play the mileage game if you know all the rules. For… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Using Frequent Flyer Miles to Book Stopover Flights

Every airline frequent flyer program is different, which means some are still more (or less) generous than others. There’s a time and a place to redeem those miles—if you can…. Read More…

Travel Tip: American Airlines Implements a Fare-Based Mileage Program
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Travel Tip: American Airlines Implements a Fare-Based Mileage Program

Over the past two years, two major U.S. airlines, Delta and United, have revamped their frequent flyer mileage program to not only make it harder to earn miles, but also… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Airlines Have the Most Award Seats Available?
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Travel Tip: Which Airlines Have the Most Award Seats Available?

When it comes to frequent flyer awards from the airlines, some seats are, well, freer than others. Some airlines are downright stingy when it comes to rewarding you for all… Read More…

Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Frequent Travelers
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Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Frequent Travelers

We’re all addicted to frequent flyer and frequent stay programs. But there are a number of them out there you might not know about. The Leaders Club is a membership… Read More…

Ways You Can Make the Most of Your Frequent Flyer Miles
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Ways You Can Make the Most of Your Frequent Flyer Miles

According to one study, nearly 60 percent of Americans with frequent flyer miles admit they don’t know how airline reward programs work. The Economist estimates there are 17.5 trillion unused… Read More…

Travel Tip: Getting the Most From Your Frequent Flyer Miles Program
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Travel Tip: Getting the Most From Your Frequent Flyer Miles Program

It’s getting harder and harder to redeem frequent flyer miles, and for most of us, harder and harder to earn them. Most major airlines have gone to a fare-based system… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Should Use Your Frequent Flyer Miles Soon
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Travel Tip: Why You Should Use Your Frequent Flyer Miles Soon

The average American who wants to travel this year is budgeting about $8,400, which is a lot more than last year. But that’s not because we want to spend that… Read More…

Travel Tip: Would You Pay $2500 to Keep Your Airline Status?
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Travel Tip: Would You Pay $2500 to Keep Your Airline Status?

Airline status. We all want it—the upgrade, admission to the lounge, priority boarding, and no bag fees. Once upon a time, we could actually earn it by flying a certain… Read More…

Travel Tip: Another Airline Changes Its Frequent Flyer Miles Program
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Travel Tip: Another Airline Changes Its Frequent Flyer Miles Program

Airlines are seriously changing how they play the frequent flyer mile game, which could impact how you travel. The biggest change is that Delta no longer sells tickets for a… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Get With Cruise Loyalty Programs
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Travel Tip: What You Get With Cruise Loyalty Programs

You’ve heard of loyalty programs for airlines and hotels, but what about cruise loyalty programs? They’re out there, and if you’re a regular cruiser, they’re worth knowing. Windstar Cruises automatically… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Get Companion Airline Tickets
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Travel Tip: How You Can Get Companion Airline Tickets

Does getting a free ticket for your travel companion sound too good to be true? It’s possible, if you pay attention to the fine print. Here’s how you can get… Read More…

Travel Tip: It’s Getting Easier to Use Your Miles to Buy One-Way Tickets
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Travel Tip: It’s Getting Easier to Use Your Miles to Buy One-Way Tickets

It used to be that airlines only wanted you to use frequent flyer miles for round-trip tickets, if and when you could redeem them at all. But things are changing. Delta… Read More…