- “Up Front” Blog Entries
- FrequentFlier Forum Topics
- Feedback from the Frontlines of Travel
- Win 1 of 4 Trips for 2
- Deal Alert from SmarterTravel.com
- Alaska Doubles the Miles Between Seattle and Minneapolis
- Earn Double American Miles for London Flights
- Free Nights at Fairmont Hotels
- 2-for-1 at European InterCon Group Hotels
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“Up Front” Blog Entries
Following are some of Tim’s recent blog posts:
- Delta’s New Award Scheme Faces Reality Check
The consumer benefits of Delta’s new awards remain to be proven.
- 1,000 Bonus Points and a Free Flight-Deal or No Deal?
New Virgin America credit card offer is average at best.
- Virgin America Rewrites (Some) Mileage Program Rules
Elevate program is refreshingly innovative, but deeply flawed.
FrequentFlier Forum Topics
As always, there’s plenty of activity on the FrequentFlier Forum.
In the “Airline Programs” Forum, Kohoutek shares info on no fewer than six Delta offers. Required reading for SkyMiles members!
And in the “Other Loyalty Program Topics” Forum, Kathryn is wondering about Points.com: “I’ve heard about Points.com, but don’t really know much about it. I’ve heard you can swap miles from one program to another — is this free? Does anyone have any experience with this, and is it a good program?”
Questions, answers, opinions? Post them to the Forum!
Win One of 4 Trips for 2
Enter the Radisson “Amazing Escape” sweepstakes by January 18, 2009, for a chance to win a trip for two to Minneapolis, New York, San Antonio, or Palm Beach, including airfare and hotel accommodations. Other prizes include $500 gift cards, MP3 players, etc.
[Visit FrequentFlier.com for more travel sweepstakes.]
Deal Alert from SmarterTravel.com
1) $30 Discount on JetBlue Flights
JetBlue is offering $30 off round-trip flights this fall. The discount is valid on most domestic routes, though not on intra-California travel.
Book tickets by October 16. Travel is valid from October 23 through November 20 and from December 3 through 15.
2) Denver Sale Fares on Frontier From $49 Each Way
Denver is highlighted in Frontier’s latest offer. Prices for fall and winter travel start at $49 one-way or $98 round-trip.
Travel is valid from October 14 through February 11, 2009. Book by October 17, 9:59 PM MT.
Alaska Doubles the Miles Between Seattle and Minneapolis
Between October 26 and December 31, Alaska Mileage Plan members can earn double miles on newly launched flights between Seattle and Minneapolis/St. Paul. (Predictably, Minneapolis-based Northwest has matched this offer.)
Registration is required.
Earn Double American Miles for London Flights
American AAdvantage members who fly to London from either New York or Los Angeles by December 15 will earn double miles. Eligible fares are those booked in F, A, J, D, I, R, Y, B, H, K, M, V, S, or N.
Registration is required.
Free Nights at Fairmont Hotels
Through December 31, participating Fairmont hotels are offering the third or fourth night free for stays charged to Premium MasterCard cards (Gold, Platinum, World, World Elite, World Signia, Black, and Titanium).
Quote “MasterCard Premium Night” when booking to receive the free night.
2-for-1 at European InterCon Group Hotels
Through December 31, participating Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn hotels in Europe are offering two nights for the price of one.
Offer applies to Best Flex rates, based on two adults sharing a standard twin/double room over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Some hotels offer midweek availability as well.