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By one estimate, reported by Adam Tanner on Forbes.com, it costs a bank about $250 to acquire a new credit card customer
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Just tell people the truth, I suggested. If you've given away too many miles over the years to make good on them, then tell people. Don't make believe people can get free flights to Europe when they can't. A little transparency, I might have added, can go a long way.
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From now on, when seeking reward flights on popular long-haul routes, I'll book them piecemeal, leg by leg.
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A few hotel chains also offer no-expiration loyalty program points, but most airlines and hotels have timeframes that essentially force you to use your miles or forfeit their value.
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In my early days of collecting points and miles, there were many things I was clueless about. Since wising up, I've talked to countless travelers who made some of the same mistakes.
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Credit card offers were previously an annoyance. Now, they are opportunities to receive additional bonus points especially, the highly coveted select mailings.
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The most difficult aspect of collecting and redeeming frequent flier miles is trying to determine how much those miles are worth. Without that information, you won't know if you should use miles in one program or another, or simply pay cash.
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Frequent-flier programs are rigged to favor airlines, deceive passengers and cost consumers billions of dollars. At least that's the contention of one Florida frequent traveler named Alan Grayson.
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As you enter the plane and prepare yourself for the next four hours of misery, you'll probably pass some happier passengers sipping on pre-departure beverages and sprawling across their roomy first-class seats.
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Tickets to Europe that were $500 two years ago, are now $1,000. If you look closely at the breakdown, you'll see that the base ticket price is still the same $500; it's the increased taxes, security fees, fuel surcharges, etc. that account for the whopping additional $500!
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On Monday, Virgin Australia announced that pets would now be included in the airline's Velocity frequent flier program. In
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To me, flying still has a bit of romance. I once had breakfast in Paris, flew to London for lunch and a few meetings, and then took the Concorde home and had dinner in New York. Here's how to do it on miles.
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You need an accountant to manage your miles.
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Its hard to think of any other business that can dilute its product like this and still keep its customers. The only frequent fliers who seem to win at this share the airlines' belief that rules are meant to be bent, if not broken.
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Having flown across the ocean countless times and having aged at least a few years since 1970, when I started doing so, I know that six or seven hours is about all I can take in an economy-class seat. So, when my wife and I started thinking about a far longer trip -- to Japan -- we knew we'd need to find a way to claw our way up to greater comfort.
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Remember when frequent flyer tickets used to be free? Hah.
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Whether you have 25,000 miles or 250,000 or 2.5 million, you need to protect them.
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On a recent Monday morning I walked into the Office of the Clerk of the Los Angeles Superior Court, plunked down $85, and sued American Airlines. I was mad. Very, very mad. Allow me to explain.
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Every time a company goes through bankruptcy court or gets involved in merger talks, it's disappointing to see who does not
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Suppose I told you that you can afford a vacation. You can even travel abroad. Simply swap your home and enjoy free lodging almost anywhere in the world.