Frequent Flyer Miles
The online version of Randy Petersen’s InsideFlyer magazine, featuring reviews of FFPs and FFP sites. You’ve seen Randy quoted in all media regarding FFP matters. He’s one of the world’s foremost FFP authorities.
- The Airline Mileage Workshop
At FrequentFlier.com, we get alot of questions from visitors who “just need a few more miles” to reach this or that award threshold. First suggestion: go to The Airline Mileage Workshop, and check for mileage-earning opportunities. This is a great source of special promotions and mileage offers, most of which do not even require flying.
Check out the Airport Links page for hyperlinks to over 250 U.S. and overseas airports. The list also includes the 3-letter designator code for each airport. These codes are assigned by IATA (the International Air Transport Association) for use by the travel industry in referring to the world’s airports.
Online Travel Agencies
During 1996, consumers purchased $276 million in travel-related products and services online, both from suppliers and through travel agents. While the amount is substantial, it was a mere 1% of total travel expenditures. The future: $4-5 billion by the year 2000, accounting for 5-plus percent of total travel spending.
There are many agencies with an online presence. Following is just a sampling…
- Cheap Tickets
For hotel bookings in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Boston and Atlanta, try Quickbook. They purchase blocks of rooms from many participating hotels, which they sell at a discount to their customers. What may be more important than the discounts (especially in cities like New York, where demand for hotel rooms often outstrips supply) is simple availability. Because of their volume purchasing, Quikbook may have rooms available when other sources come up empty.