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Issue #510 — July 2, 2008

CONTENTS

Up Front

  • The Temperature of Travelers: Hot and Bothered
  • Fees, Fees, and More Fees
  • “Up Front” Blog Entries

On Site

  • FrequentFlier Forum Topics

Reader Rants & Raves

  • Feedback from the Frontlines of Travel

Sweeps & Freebies

  • Win a Trip!

Steals & Deals

  • Deal Alert from SmarterTravel.com

Miles & Points

  • Selected Frequent Traveler Promotions

Up Front

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The Temperature of Travelers: Hot and Bothered

In a one-time deviation from normal procedure, this week’s newsletter is primarily devoted to sharing the outpouring of reader feedback we’ve received in just the last week.

Never since we began publishing the Crier in June 1998 have so many readers written in to express so much disappointment, frustration, and rage. It’s a milestone worth noting.

To the extent that there’s an overarching theme to the comments, it can be summed up in the words of Glenn S., who lamented the fate of frequent flyer miles as follows: “The miles have morphed into a depreciating asset from a once lucrative currency.” Not all readers were so polite.

See “Rants & Raves” below.

On Site

Back next week.

Sweeps & Freebies

Back next week.

Steals & Deals

Back next week.

Miles & Points

Back next week.