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There has been two very near misses one with Turkish Airlines in Kathmandu yesterday, where an Airbus A330 plane skid off a runway, and the second one with Delta Air Lines today in LaGuardia, where plane veered off the runway.

CNN Delta

Luckily there have been no fatalities, but both airports ended up closed and inconveniencing passengers trying to reach Kathmandu in Nepal and New York’s downtown LaGuardia airport. [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 14

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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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…]

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This has to be the stupidest move that US airline has taken as far as I can remember.

Delta

Delta has now made a decision to stop publishing award charts altogether. You can search for the price of the awards between different regions, but there is no longer definitive award chart published by Delta. [click to continue…]

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On November 28, I wrote (access here) about Le Club Accorhotels British Airways, Avios and Delta promotions that Accor seemed to have canceled without any prior notice.

Le Club Accorhotels Bonus Miles Promotions Fall 2014

Then on December 2, I wrote (access here) that Accor was claiming this to be just a “glitch” and a “technical” error, although the the promotions still show as expired when you try to access them on Accor’s website.

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Delta Air Lines continues to release bad news affecting its frequent fliers. The airline quietly updated on Thursday the earning charts for partner airlines and new Medallion bonus amounts for flights taken on or after January 1, 2015.

Delta Slashes Partners Earnings By Up To 75 Percent & Medallion Bonus Changes

In summary, you will earn up to 75% less miles for partner economy flights combined with up to 40% reduction on Medallion bonus. [click to continue…]

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Delta made a timely announcement considering that it is Friday about adding greater variety of craft beer brands to its domestic flights.

Delta Bew Wars

Samuel Adams (is this really considered a craft beer?) is available on all flights (excluding where these other brands are served) and specific routes below will get one or two of these craft beers. [click to continue…]

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Le Club Accorhotels got into hot water last month when it first launched a very good promotion for 5,000 Aeroplan miles per stays (read more here) and then canceled it before the end of the month (read more here).

Le Club Accorhotels British Airways Avios Delta Promotions Fall 2014 Cancelled

Le Club Accorhotels then still had on-going bonus miles promotions with British Airways (access here), Avios (access here) and Delta (access here). [click to continue…]