About Gary Leff

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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Accelerate elite status on USAirways.

Accelerate elite status on USAirways. Elite status means bonus miles, free first class, priority check-in, priority boarding, priority waitlist, etc. etc. It usually takes 25k, 50k, or 100k to achieve the three levels of status that USAirways offers. However, you can register for fast track status: Silver status with 6,000 miles by December 15 Gold status with 10,000 miles by December 15 Chairman’s Preferred status with 20,000 miles by December 15

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A dangerous trend. With the

A dangerous trend. With the airline industry poised to lose $7 billion dollars this year, their spending to lobby the government is increasing. The industry spent $27 million on lobbying during the first 8 months of 2002, up from $20 million in the 18 months.

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