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Monthly Archives for April 2019.

Delta Will Fly New York – Mumbai This Year! (and Tells Some Fibs, Too)

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Apr 30 2019

Over 11 months ago Delta announced that they would fly to India. They did not say when it would happen, or the route they’d fly. And then.. crickets.

Now, finally, Delta has announced that they will fly New York JFK – Mumbai starting December 22, over a year and a half after they announced they would fly to India again. The service will be operated by Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

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Man Hits Up Priority Pass Restaurants for $200 in Free Food – and Gets it To Go!

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Apr 29 2019

Some people have made truly gluttonous use of Priority Pass lounge access like bringing 19 guests into a lounge in Quito, Ecuador and bringing 35 guests into a single lounge with just one Priority Pass card in Kigali, Rwanda.

Now that you can use Priority Pass cards to get $28 credits at a variety of airport restaurants around the world you can do a lot of eating for free.

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British Airways is Changing Partner Award Prices May 30 – But Won’t Tell Us How Much They Go Up

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Apr 29 2019

British Airways has a history of making changes to its award pricing without notice, and also of giving a few months’ notice. When they moved from an award region chart to distance-based pricing in 2011 they told us they were changing pricing but not what prices would be. When that happens you know they won’t be ‘changes you’re going to like’.

Now we’re once again learning of impending changes but not what the details of those changes will be.

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Over 7 Million Votes Cast: the Programs Frequent Flyers Consider Best May Surprise You

freddie awards
Apr 28 2019

On Thursday night I had the pleasure to co-host the Freddie Awards, the major awards program in airline, hotel, and credit card loyalty. Over 7 million votes were cast by program members to determine which programs around the world are delivering value to members that they appreciate most.

It’s a night to celebrate what’s good in loyalty, and to honor what the members think.

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Pay Bills With Mastercard, Earn Miles, for Just a 1.5% Fee

Apr 28 2019 is a service that will charge your credit card and mail checks on your behalf. (With some vendors they also make electronic ACH payments.)

Their usual fee for this is 2.5%. It’s worth it to incur that fee if you’re earning a signup bonus with the credit card charges, or you’re meeting a spending threshold for a bonus.

Right now Mastercard payments are costing just 1.5%, and you can even pay a residential mortgage with a Mastercard.

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