A New Business Class for Awards to Europe, 500 Free Miles, and Free Rental Car Insurance

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Wow – the “mattress”, pillow and duvet are by Hastens. We test “drove” their mattresses once for a miles bonus, and they cost a fortune. I mean, like a car expensive!

  2. @GaryLeff – I thought so but I couldn’t read it, I need to have that page translated! Now does SAS fly to LAX?

  3. Like you, I thought DL had completely de-hubed CVG. They apparently still have 70% of the flights there. Wow!

  4. Oh yes, Delta has a huge presence here in Cincinnati. They pretty much have the final say on everything related to the airport. Airport wants to buy a new de-icing machine – Delta has to say it’s okay. Airport wants to offer incentives to JetBlue, Delta has to approve it.

    Contract is up I think at the end of 2015 and hopefully will be renegotiated to be more “fair”, which will hopefully lead to lower fares (we’re generally #1 or #2 in highest fares)

  5. Well Gary – you are half right: I’m 0/2 this year on my suite night awards but both times were busy holiday periods where the hotels were sold out. As for blaming the CEO … I just tell the news 🙂

  6. I remember Delta’s nonstops from CVG to FRA and LHR fondly! At least CVG-CDG is still hanging in there.

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