Frequent Flier Miles

For 2014, United Airlines joined Delta as a legacy carrier requiring a minimum spend as well as miles for various levels of Premier Status.

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Plenty to think about this weekend — Rental cars are getting more mileage as companies shift from leasing to owning automobiles, US Airways is sued for short-changing frequent fliers on mileage, and the truth about giant concrete arrows that lead across America.

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TSA complaints jump 26%, inheriting FF miles, libraries in hotels

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Airlines, hotels and rental car companies could all use some work on their customer service. On the other hand, there is also a group I refer to as “entitled travelers.” They demand five-star service at all times, even when they’re paying one-star prices.

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Airlines are handing out frequent flier miles by the tens-of-thousands and more through flights, dining out, buying magazines and using credit cards. But, when it comes redeeming those miles, the membership is finding it harder and harder as well as more expensive than ever before. Is it time to take a closer look?

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We have three different airline quandaries to ponder. How should frequent flier miles be awarded? Can TWA flight attendants have a second chance to get seniority back when AA merges with USAir? And, will the airlines ever start to charge for airline tickets by passenger weight?

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The Tonight Show leaves its audience and the announcer laughing with their spoof about the AA/USAir merger. Florida’s law creates a tsunami of illegal drivers. What will insurance companies do? Finally, we take a look at the amazing amount of taxes and airline-imposed fees being added to frequent flier tickets.

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Ned Levi has four new year’s resolutions for travelers which can enhance their sojourns. Ned wishes everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

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Airline frequent flier miles are easy theft targets, man booted from flight for anti-TSA shirt, Qantas drops Boeing 787 order

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My American Express card – a Platinum Delta Sky Miles American Express card to be exact – has come to the rescue with Sky Miles points/miles, companion tickets and first bag checked free, just to name the benefits I’ve used on trips with my daughter and grandson to New York City, San Diego and Washington, D.C., over the past couple of years.

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