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Buy a mile on US Airways, get another mile free

Buy a mile on US Airways, get another mile free

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Usually, we’re not so big on buying miles, since miles can be so costly. But what if your airline gives you a 100% bonus? That’s what’s happening on US Airways. Through September 15, buy 50,000 miles for $1375 and you get an additional 50,000. You only need 90,000 miles to fly to Asia round-trip from [...]

Choosing a seat on a plane: Not just about legroom

Choosing a seat on a plane: Not just about legroom

Choosing a seat on an airplane isn’t just about legroom anymore. New “selection” fees and extra charges to sit in certain locations in the aircraft have complicated the process. With airlines now charging for things that used to be baked into the ticket price — a strategy known as unbundling — they’re dinging passengers for [...]

Airline fees test travelers’ limits

Airline fees test travelers’ limits

After a United flight hit severe turbulence over Kansas on July 20, injuring dozens of people on board, Jay Leno joked that flight attendants administered first aid only to passengers who paid a $7.50 “triage fee.” It was a bit of morbid humor reflecting the view that airline fees are out of control. Even the [...]

Airline fees make it hard to shop for best deal

Airline fees make it hard to shop for best deal

Finding the best deal on a flight has become a lot more difficult, thanks to hefty baggage and service fees that consumers often don’t know about until they show up at the airline counter, congressional investigators say. Those fees are not part of the ticket price, meaning they can easily go unseen until it’s too [...]

5 major US airlines won’t charge for carry-ons bags

5 major US airlines won’t charge for carry-ons bags

U.S. airlines never met a fee they didn’t like. Until now, it seems. Five major carriers on Sunday agreed not to follow the lead of a small Florida airline that plans to charge for carry-ons bags. Their commitment comes just in time to keep travelers from running for the exits during the peak summer flying [...]

Airlines start tarmac delay response early

Airlines start tarmac delay response early

At least two airlines are already sending flights back to the gate if they’re caught in tarmac delays approaching three hours, the cut-off point for new fines that take effect on April 29. US Airways and Continental Airlines both said on Monday that they’ve started new procedures ahead of the government rules, which require airlines [...]

10 ways to maximize your miles

10 ways to maximize your miles

If you’re not able to redeem your miles or points for the flights you want, it could be that either you’re in the wrong program or you’re not employing the new tools and strategies you need in this changing landscape. Here’s a step-by-step plan for using your miles to fly where you want, when you [...]

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