United just announced Chicago-Honululu service beginning June 3rd.Since the flight won’t even be bookable until February 24th, none of the award seats on this flight have been taken yet.Tomorrow is likely the time to have at it!
The New York Times carries a piece on the Chinatown buses that run service from New York to Boston and DC for as little as $10 each way. They’re safe and cheap and run on a razor-thin margin.
Fundrace.org has compiled date on each of the president candidates’ choice of airline and hotel. The most prolific hotel spender in Al Sharpton, who prefers the Four Seasons and runs up an average bill of $3598. George W. Bush prefers Marriott, running up an average bill of $1342. Howard Dean is also a frequent Marriott guest, though he presumably isn’t racking up as many points as his average bill is just $176. Kucinich, Edwards, and Lieberman are all Holiday Inn men.The single largest hotel bill, though, belongs to Bush — he spent $132,500 at a Sheraton in Manhattan on July 1.Bush and Dean also have the same taste in air travel, with each campaign running up over 100 bills with United. Kucinich, Clark, Edwards, and Lieberman all favor Southwest. Of course the highest bills are…
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American announced unlimited complimentary domestic upgrades for Executive Platinum (top-tier) elite flyers beginning March 18th.All others will see a reduced price for purchased 500 mile domestic upgrade coupons.
Delta is offering a choice of rewards for flying a minimum of 5,000 “qualifying miles” by May 31. There are lots of terms and conditions, but the rewards range up to a 200% mileage bonus on the following three months of flights or a year’s club membership.
Partner offers for USAirways top level elites are online. USAirways sends the link to their Chairman’s Preferred members — but it seems as though anyone can take advantage of them.
United has a new member-get-member referral link valid through June 30th — sign up friends or colleagues for Mileage Plus and if they travel on qualifying fares through the middle of the year you’ll both get bonus miles.
Signup for InFone and receive 500 American Airlines miles. You do have to provide a credit card, but there’s no charge to signup and no charge unless you use the service. (Thanks to Gary Steiger’s Free Frequent Flyer Miles for the pointer.)
Register to earn a confirmed domestic upgrade certificate for every $1000 of travel you book at United.com by March 5th and fly by March 31st.