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Every Mile a Memory
- Milenomics gives the State of Miles Address. A well rounded speech(strikethrough) post, that covers many of the ills we’ve faced with devaluations this year. Of course he feels Delta is strong – am I the only one who disagrees? Could it be my lack of Sun Trustiness? Or is it the fact that traveling on Delta is on step below Greyhound?
- Milecards shares with us a brief comparison of how airline miles have devalued in the last 25 years. Its interesting, comparing an old Continental OnePass award chart. It’s even more interesting that we’re still remembering OnePass all these years later.
- Of course, for those who don’t have enough miles earning operations: Chasing the Points gives us a great guide on the merits of gift card churning.
Making the Most of it – Literally Speaking
- Miles to Memories reports that soon, you won’t have to pay those pesky phone booking fees when booking flights that you can’t otherwise book on AA.com.
- Could you survive a 27-day hotel stay? I’d go crazy without some face time with the kitties & rabbit. But Wanderlusty found a way to make it work.
- Oh, by the way: As The (other) Joe Flies reminds us that you can (still) add a free one-way on a United award. Maybe it’s worth flying the friendly skies, after all…maybe.
Plane ‘ol Nonsense
- In case you were wondering: here are some projections for Airbus and Boeing production through the next five years. Short version: get ready to fly more 737s and Airbus aircraft – which can be a mixed blessing.
- FlightGlobal reports that the American legacy airlines don’t want the gulf airlines to join in the Reindeer Games (or the US Open Skies agreements). Emirates is not happy about it. Wandering Aramean thinks it’s just another day at the office.
- Finally: who doesn’t love (arguably NSFW) sophomoric humor? Ryanair sure does!