The Only Airline Credit Card You Want to Put Spending On

Jan 19 2018

You get an airline credit card for the signup bonus and for the benefits of having the card. In general you do not put spending on an airline credit card.

If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve you earn 3 points per dollar on airline spend and those miles transfer to your choice of several airlines. Want United miles? Both Sapphire Reserve and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card have points that transfer to United — or to other airlines.

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Delta Backing Off Campaign Against Gulf Carriers to Focus Mostly on Qatar

Jan 19 2018

Delta, American and United for three years have argued that the US government needed to take a protectionist stance against Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar. They’ve argued it’s unfair, they shouldn’t have to ‘compete against governments’ which is a rather strange position. Because if they can’t even compete against government airlines what good are they?

After failing to get what they want over the course of 3 years, Delta’s CEO in an interview appears to shift focus — arguing we shouldn’t lump the 3 Gulf airlines and that Qatar’s business model is different.

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Delta Cracking Down on Emotional Support Animals

Jan 19 2018

Delta announced that starting March 1 they’ll be requiring new advance documentation for passengers bringing ’emotional support animals’ on board their aircraft.

Basically they say the whole fake emotional support thing has gone too far. Delta carries 250,000 service and support animals each year — up 86% since 2016. And we’re not just talking about trained dogs, “[c]ustomers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums known as sugar gliders, snakes, spiders and more.”

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HURRY: Wide Open Australia Business Class Awards on Qantas, Book With American Miles

Jan 19 2018

Qantas is launching a new route on September 1, 2018: San Francisco – Melbourne on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, operated by a Boeing 787-9.

Qantas rarely makes business class award space available, however on this new flight awards are wide open on the days of the week it operates. Some flights have as many as 6 business class award seats available.

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American’s 2018 Schedule Includes 52 New Routes, Chicago O’Hare Becomes a Shuttle City

Jan 18 2018

American is offering “52 new nonstop flights and enhanced schedules” in its 2018 schedule Only 8 are actually newly announced today. Like United, American Airlines is beefing up service to smaller markets where there’s less competition from ultra low cost carriers like Spirit and Frontier, and consequently less fare pressure.

In addition starting April 4 Chicago – New York LaGuardia is being upgraded to a ‘shuttle’ product along the lines of New York LaGuardia – DC and Boston

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