Stacking Miles Offers and Discount Awards to Europe

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  1. You should devote an entire post to that news out of India, Gary. If historically anti-competitive India can open up its airline market, so can the USA.

  2. So why all the hoops to jump through in order to redeem miles for Cuba flights? Are they just trying to really discourage redemptions and push for cash fares instead?

  3. I totally agree that we should open up air traffic to any safe airlines in the world but we still do not want to allow foreign ownership of airlines based in the USA. We need resources controlled by Americans in the event of war.

  4. @DaninMCI let’s think about that for a moment.

    1. The Civil Air Reserve Fleet program is corporate welfare, airlines take money from the program every year without war

    2. The defense department doesn’t think they need the entire civilian fleet that’s in the country now as part of US defenses

    3. Why would majority ownership of an airline outside the US affect this? Are you afraid we’ll be going to war against Singapore, and wouldn’t be able to access their commercial planes?

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