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?
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.
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.
Airline frequent flier miles are easy theft targets, man booted from flight for anti-TSA shirt, Qantas drops Boeing 787 order
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.
A nonstop flight from Newark to New Delhi can be grueling, so when Eva and Yoel Haller took the 16-hour trip in February, they made sure they cashed in their award miles for confirmed seats in business class. But, United Airlines downgraded them.
No taxes have yet been assessed on frequent flier miles. Citibank, in a misguided cover-your-aqq operation, decided to send 1099s to customers who received frequent flier miles for joining their credit card plans. It was, in my opinion, misguided and the IRS has not made a decision about taxes being assessed on FF miles.
Need status on American Airlines? January is your month! If you’re short a couple thousand miles to earn status on American, then January is your month. Usually, passengers need to fly at least 25,000 miles to reach gold status on the airline, but a double miles promotion (until the end of January) has reduced that [...]
This weekend, we seem to be a bit hard on the airlines. Then again, these stories focus on airline actions. Firstly, Delta fights to take away FF miles from a traveler who they say, “Complains too much,” Secondly, the airline association is fighting safety efforts proposed by the FAA regarding pilot fatigue. Finally, we take a look at what airlines pay pilots — less than window washers?
In a surprising and consumer friendly move, Delta Air Lines has completely changed their policy: their miles now do not expire. Period.