Why Stronger EU Compensation Rules Will Cost Customers the Most

Apr 22 2018

Earlier I noted that an EU court ruled that airlines will have to pay compensation to passengers when they cancel flights as a result of labor actions. When unions organize a sick out, and there aren’t enough crew to staff a plane, airlines don’t just lose revenue from the flight they will have to issue checks to each inconvenienced passenger.

To a consumer that sounds great, right? The Court of Justice of the European Union handed unions a new gun to aim at airlines, and may make unofficial actions much more effective. That could make air travel less reliable, more costly, and less pleasant.

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Lufthansa First Class Bookable in Advance Right Now

Apr 22 2018

Normally Lufthansa only makes first class award space available much in advance to its own Miles & More members. Star Alliance partner frequent flyer programs can only book that space within 2 weeks of departure.

Right now though some frequent flyer programs have access to Lufthansa first class space through the entire calendar.

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2 New Lesser Known 100,000 Point Bonuses

Apr 21 2018

Back in the fall Chase added Iberia and Aer Lingus as transfer partners for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, the Chase Sapphire Reserve, and Ink Business Preferred Credit Card.

Chase also introduced an Iberia card last month and we learned that there would be an Aer Lingus card coming, too.

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Delta Airlines Wants Court to Protect Its Right to Anonymous Speech

Apr 21 2018

We know that Atlanta has filed suit against building a second airport in order to protect Delta. And Delta required Atlanta to oppose a new airport as a condition of renewing their airport lease.

But Delta has never publicly admitted to funding the ‘neighborhood groups’ that oppose a second airport. And Delta has gone to court to prevent revealing that it funds those groups.

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