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The U.S. Department of Transportation (usually referred to as DOT) released consent orders on Friday against Alaska, United, American, Air Canada and Southwest.

DOT Fines Alaska Southwest United American Air Canada

These airlines had failed to comply with the DOT rules that deal with involuntarily denied boarding and damaged/lost luggage. The DOT fined these airlines $35K to $45 each. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards has launched new airline related bonus miles promotion for stays at more than 300 full service hotels in the Americas between June 1 – August 31, 2016.

Marriott Rewards American Airlines Delta Southwest United 1,000 Bonus Miles Per Stay June 1 - August 31 2016

American Airlines, Delta, Southwest and United frequent flier program members can earn 1,000 bonus miles for up to five stays that are booked by July 15. [click to continue…]

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When I have been watching the various international news channels as of late, there has been plenty of coverage about the Zika virus that is believed to cause serious birth defects.

Zika Travel Waivers

It took a while for some of the airlines to allow passengers (pregnant ones or those thinking of becoming pregnant) to postpone their trips, change destinations or apply for a refund. [click to continue…]

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United Airlines sent out an email today to MileagePlus members informing them about the Premier Qualifying Miles changes taking effect on January 1, 2016.

United Airlines MileagePlus Premier Qualifying Miles Update January 1 2016

United Airlines will increase (in some cases double) the Premier Qualifying Miles (PQMs) that members can earn for business and first class fares on United and select partner flights. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader emailed me a question that comes up quite frequently, regarding medical professionals on a flight that ends up helping sick passenger(s). Also the question covered a booking class issue that the pax has between United and Brussels airlines when credited to Turkish.

Reader Question Helping Sick Passenger During Flight

Remember that you can always email me, sent a message via Facebook or use Twitter. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]