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  1. if they’re both DFW based and one Asia and one SA then my guess would be DFW-PEK/PVG plus DFW-GIG

    Unless … JAL announces HND-DFW, then AA switches one of the 2x DFW-NRT over to 787

  2. Hey Gary,

    I read today on fammivolare.boardingarea.com that Alitalia’s Millemiglia program was bought by Ethiad. Do you know anything about it? Does this mean the end of the sweet spots in that program?

  3. @Bill – no changes at this point, Etihad is the latest and maybe last deep pocket to bail out the Italian carrier. It remains in Skyteam, no immediate award chart changes, the goal here is to drive traffic through Etihad’s Abu Dhabi hub.

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