About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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United’s New Safety Video is Here!

Sep 20 2017

There are easter eggs here, like as others have noted the Boeing 787 mother and her 737 child. Sadly despite the impending 747 retirement the Queen of the Skies made no appearance as Pa.

Oscar Munoz says thank you in Spanish. Some will see that as political but United’s global themed safety videos predate the election.

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American Has Started Offering Free and Paid Upgrades to Premium Economy at Check-in

Sep 20 2017

American offers premium economy on Boeing 787-9s and is rapidly retrofitting its Boeing 777-200 fleet to add premium economy seating.

Today American has rolled out a formal day of departure upgrade program for going from coach to premium economy seats. They’re using the ‘Load Factor Based Upgrade’ (sometimes referred to as LFBU) system to offer upgrades at check-in if seats are available.

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