Flying on Sunday? Today is Free Booze Day on Southwest!!

Jun 18 2017

Southwest Airlines began scheduled air service out of Dallas Love Field in 1971. At the time they flew only intra-Texas routes, escaping regulation by the federal government’s Civil Aeronautics Board which at the time set airline routes and prices.

Southwest Airlines is known for alcohol — from Herb Kelleher’s love of Wild Turkey, to the free drink chits that used to come with award redemptions, to becoming the largest liquor distributor in the State of Texas to fend off competition.

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Amex Platinum Ends Business Class 2-for-1 Deal, Relaunches as Premium Cabin Discount Program

Jun 17 2017

For years American Express has had an ‘International Airline Program’ for Platinum and Centurion cardholders which amounted to 2-for-1 business class tickets provided you were buying full fare.

Quietly it seems that American Express has revamped the International Airline Program. They no longer offer ‘two for one’ instead they offer discounts on premium cabin tickets from one to eight passengers. You have to price and book by phone. Early results appear highly promising.

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Virgin Atlantic Departure Lounge On the Beach With Free Buffet Lunch Opens Next Year

Jun 17 2017

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays will open a new departure ‘lounge’ next year in Barbados. It’s a departure beach that includes check-in and baggage dropoff.

If your cruise terminates in Barbados or you have to check out of your hotel at noon but Virgin Atlantic’s London flight leaves at 5 or 6 this gives you a place that’s not the airport to spend your last few hours of holiday.

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50% Off Short and Medium-Haul Awards Within Asia

Jun 16 2017

If you have Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles you can fly beyond Singapore to Darwin or Cairns in Australia, Siem Reap in Cambodia, about 8 destinations in China and 9 in India, and many more (like a dozen airports in Indonesia).

Fortunately Singapore Airlines loves the U.S. bank money, and their KrisFlyer program is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest. And they regularly discount awards.

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