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25,000 Bonus Miles for 6 Car Rentals

Northwest’s Drive Your Way to 25K promo offers 25,000 bonus miles after registering and completing six (6) car rentals, for three (3) days or more per rental, of a mid-size or larger vehicle between December 10, 2007 and March 10, 2008with National Car Rental. Flyertalk discussion is here.

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Continental Inflight Currency Accepted on Northwest

Continental Airlines inflight currency, the kind that pays for drinks and headsets, is acceptable onboard by Northwest. I never realized that, and apparently many Northwest flight attendants don’t, either. (In addition to selling scrip at checkin kiosks, Continental gives these out to their OnePass Platinum members.) It’s confirmed by Northwest on a Flyertalk thread that the Northwest flight attendant manual is clear on this fact under amenity coupons (section 365.1.4 if feeling particularly confrontational about the subject). A very minor issue, to be sure, but something I never knew for sure. Drink up!

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Northwest EUA Detail

As a result of some prodding on Flyertalk, Northwest has added a more detailed page on how their complimentary domestic upgrade system works.Nothing really new here for the already well-informed, but a good step forward nonetheless.

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Bonus Miles for Paying By Paypal

Northwest is offering 500 bonus miles for booking a roundtrip on their website and paying with Paypal by September 30 for travel through the end of the year. (Hat tip to Free Frequent Flyer Miles.)I do suppose that more payment methods are better, and this in essence gives customers the ability to pay via direct debit from a bank account in addition to a credit card, and they won’t need a Visa-branded debit card in order to do it. my hundh, though, is that the universe for this is rather small. Paypal is a great way for small shops to begin accepting credit cards without much hassle, and to give customers confidence in paying by credit card when the vendor is a relatively unknown. But for larger institutions? I’m not really sure I follow the…

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$300 off $300 – Northwest Last Minute Packages

Northwest’s Last Minute Packages (formerly ‘CyberSavers’) are offering a fantastic deal — promo code LMP2007 is taking $300 off a trip of $300 or more. Per Northwest’s promotional email, it’s only supposed to be taking off $25. One Flyertalker writes I just snagged a trip for Fri. night – Sun. night to the Chicago vicinity with two nights at a Radisson for $5.91 all-in. So if you’re still looking for something to do Memorial Day Weekend (or the following weekend), this may be the deal you’ve been waiting for.

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5000 Bonus Miles for Buying Flights Out of Detroit Right Away

Northwest is offering (registration required) 5000 bonus miles for purchasing a roundtrip flight in the next three days for travel through June 13 to the following destinations: Available Destinations: Boston, MA Los Angeles, CA San Francisco, CA Cancun, Mexico Montego Bay, Jamaica San Juan, Puerto Rico Fort Lauderdale, FL Myrtle Beach, SC Tampa, FL Fort Myers, FL New York – LaGuardia West Palm Beach, FL Las Vegas, NV Orlando, FL  

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Northwest Ups the Offers to Elites

Northwest has finally improved the offerings of its elite program. It doesn’t bring them up to par with American and United, which both offer a substantial international upgrade benefit to their top tier flyers, but it’s a move in the right direction. The Flyertalk discussion is here. After flying 60, 90, 120 and 160,000 miles Northwest is offering elites the choice of new benefits (much as United has been doing the past couple of years). Choices include bonus miles, the ability to give away lower tiered elite status, lounge memberships, and most importantly — starting at 120,000 miles flown — international upgrade certificates. Now, Northwest only offers 2 at 120,000 miles and 2 more at 160,000 miles flown (compared to 6 for United and 8 for American at 100,000 miles) but Northwest’s certificates appear to…

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