UNITED AIRLINES Shuts Down Wandering Aramean Star Alliance Tools

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BREAKING NEWS Seth Miller’s helpful Wandering Aramean Star Alliance Award search tool suffers a serious blow by receiving a threatening cease and  letter from the United Airlines litigation and intellectual property counsel.  The letter dated March 11, 2014 basically gives Miller until the end of business today March 28, 2014 to shut down unauthorized scrapping of…

Earn double miles with Avianca LifeMiles

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Earn double miles with Avianca LifeMiles and Hilton HHonors! Book and complete a stay before April 30th, 2014 at any of the hotels and resorts within the Hilton portfolio in Latin America and the Caribbean and receive double LifeMiles. Simply sign up with HHonors and choose LifeMiles as your preferred partner to accrue miles. Enjoy…

The OTHER United MileagePlus Program That You May Not Have Heard Of

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I coordinate functions at a small business and one of the functions that we perform is cargo shipments for critical medical supplies. Since the mid 1990′s we have had a United Airlines Cargo account and ship same day expedited small packages regularly  on the United Airlines network. We have had a “Known Shipper” status with…

Transfer your miles and they will receive the double!

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From March 4th to 17th, for every 1,000 miles you transfer to the account of a relative or friend, we will double the miles transferred to their account! LifeMiles has a vast partner network for you to enjoy your miles reaching more than 1.300 destinations around the world with Avianca, AeroGal and Star Alliance member airlines. Also, you…

Why I Am Not Upset By DELTA Airlines Skymiles Devaluation

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Yesterdays announcement by Delta Airlines of its frequent flyer program SkyMiles changes to a revenue based program in 2015 has caused many to be upset. Today The Points Guy’s Brian Kelly was on CNNi discussing the changes with Richard Quest. Many frequent Flyers see this a a major dent in their mileage running hobby. NOT…

BREAKING NEWS: UA to Stop Showing Singapore Airlines Award Space Online

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  According to this FlyerTalk thread it was announced on FlyerTalk today that effective tomorrow, Friday December 13, 2013 United Airlines will no longer show Singapore Airlines award space online and provide online booking. All bookings using MileagePlus award redemptions must be made via telephone contact with MileagePlus and supposedly will incur telephone booking fees.…

SPG Confirms Changes to Suite Night Award Program

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I heard a rumor last Saturday morning while at LAX airport that the Starwood Preferred Guest Program is making a change to the Suite Night Award Program of SPG Platinum Preferred Guest. Suite Night Awards are a benefit for SPG Platinum Preferred members to use on either paid or points redemption reservations. The current benefit…

One of The Few Reasons to Collect Delta Miles

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Many people knock the Delta SkyMiles program, even the great Gary Leff has coined the phrase SkyPesos to describe the low value of the programs points. The best use of Delta SkyMiles in my opinion is on partner flights. Don’t forget that there is great availability to Tahiti on  Air Tahiti Nui and Air France…

Business Class 10k Award Miles One Way to Asia via Cabotage/Throwaway Route

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I frequent United Airlines as I really like their award redemptions and service. You can fly most Star Alliance airlines anywhere around the world but foreign carriers  are not allowed to fly between points in the United States as it is considered a violation of Cabotage Rules.   Code of Federal Regulations § 122.165 Air cabotage.…

Update on My Getting Fired from Air New Zealand

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You may remember that last week I was fired as a customer from Air New Zealand. Well it seems that they missed me because unsolicited I got this email today: It is nice to know that I have family somewhere……..Hei konamai! If you enjoyed this post and the others on this blog, feel free join those…

Are there SECRET benefits to Global Entry?

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The Global Entry program that comes as a free benefit of the American Express Platinum card and United Airlines 1K status allows expedited entry to the USA and some foreign countries allowing to bypass the usual immigration and customs formalities. When you apply you also receive an RFID embedded identity Card that has your Trusted…

Suntrust Bank Shutting Down Delta Airlines Debit Card Accounts

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In January a blogger wrote about the Suntrust Delta Debit card being available to everyone.  According to this post on flyertalk a member of Suntrust Bank’s Delta Airlines debit card program has been notified that their account is being shut down. According to the Flyertalk member: I received a letter from ST notifying me that…

wAAtch out! Mileage Gravy train continues at….

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I have written before about Costco’s incredible refund policy. One of the techniques that I have used in the past is to purchase diamond engagement rings at Costco online and return them at Costco stores. The Costco Online store accepts MasterCard and Visa credit cards in addition to American Express cards. Costco stores only accepts…

It seems the time has come to say goodbye

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How rude! It appears that I have been fired from Air New Zealand. Have you ever been fired by an airline?   If you enjoyed this post and the others on this blog, feel free join those who already  follow me on Facebook, or via Twitter @TheMrPickles. You can also sign up to receive free updates via RSS or email. Download Our FREE App! Be respectful…

Shhh! 2000 Words on Hotel Discount Codes

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are two pictures, so this is now a 2000 word article on hotel discount codes. Well one has a redaction and if you are subscribe for my email list you might you just MIGHT get the complete image in your email when I get back from the Middle East at the end of the month.

These were sent to me by another blogger as a link but the original poster has since deleted his web page. The blogger actually told me to spread the word and I did send the link to several people. I tend to print out and save links like this because I know from experience that they usually disappear.

Shhh! United.com hides Lufthansa Award Availability

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  Last week I demonstrated how you can create a new class of award ticket that I have named StandardSaver Award. Now I will show you a sneaky way the United.com website hides availability of  StarAlliance partner awards. Using my hypothetical routing of SFO-FRA on August 5, 2013 you can search for business class awards…

Shhh! United Airline’s SECRET award redemption level: StandardSaver Award

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Using the United Airlines award chart you can see two levels of redemption between North American and Europe, Saver and Standard Awards. Yes the goal is to always book your award as a Saver Award, but sometimes you just have to be somewhere and you are forced to book at the Standard Award rates.  This…