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Wyndham Rewards has launched its airline related offers for spring travel. You can earn double miles for the first three weekday stays with American Airlines, AeroMexico and Alaska, and quadruple miles for second, third and fourth stay at select brands with United throughout the week.

Wyndham Rewards Spring 2015 Airlines Miles Offers AeroMexico American Airlines Alaska Airlines

The double airline miles offer is valid for stays between March 5 – June 5, 2015, and the United Airlines offer from March 3 to May 29. [click to continue…]

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The Airlines of America (American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines) made the 55 page white paper public on Thursday accusing of Gulf airlines of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways of unfair trade practices.

Financial Times US airlines seek action against Gulf carriers

If these airlines are found to be receiving government subsidies, the United States can null the open skies agreement it has with United Arab Emirates and Qatar that was probably negotiated at times when nobody knew that the airlines from these countries would become global heavyweights. [click to continue…]

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Here are five reader questions from the past week that I have decided to reply to publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.

Reader Questions February 21

Note that I can shorten the emails and edit them for clarity. I always remove the personal information of both the reader and front line employees. If there are managers involved, I may leave their names intact, however. [click to continue…]

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Delta’s CEO was on Quest Means Business last night on the CNN and seems that the US airlines are gearing up the rhetoric against the Gulf airlines of Emirates and Etihad (both from the UAE) and Qatar Airways.


Source: CNN

Now, Delta’s CEO is blaming the countries (all) on the Arabian peninsula for the September 11 attacks that lead the restructuring of the airlines in the United States and implying that UAE has something to do with them. [click to continue…]

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Yesterday, many were booking tickets originating from the UK on United’s website having the country set to Denmark.

United Airlines Cancels Thousands Of TIckets

Due to a currency conversion error, the price in Danish Kronor (after converted to USD) was about $100 for a first class ticket when it should have been $10K instead. Many had their tickets issued only to find out later that the tickets had been canceled by United. [click to continue…]

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American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines have started to lobby the US government to restrict the expansion of the gulf airlines namely Emirates, Etihad and Qatar due to alleged “subsidies”.

WSJ Big U.S. Airlines Fault Persian Gulf Carriers

The United States and the gulf states have an Open Skies agreement that allows the airlines from these countries to freely operate flights in-between, as long as they don’t receive government subsidies. [click to continue…]