Frequent Flyer Programs

US Airways Ends Partnerships with Turkish and Singapore

US Airways Ends Partnerships with Turkish and Singapore

US Airways, now a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, said it will drop several airline partners next month.
Members of the airline’s Dividend Miles frequent flyer program will no longer be able to earn and redeem miles with Turkish and Singapore Airlines, effective August 1.  Both are Star Alliance members.
US Airways left Star Alliance earlier this year following its merger with American and joined oneworld.  At the time, it kept numerous …

US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, announced a codeshare agreement with Finnair for select transatlantic and European flights.
Under the agreement, US Airways will place its code on Finnair-operated flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport to Helsinki, Finland, as well as on Finnair flights between Helsinki and 11 cities in Europe, including Brussels, Oslo, Stockholm, and Zurich.
In addition, members of both …

Lobby Bar – July 11: The Doctor is In, Surprise Flights, a Friendly Reminder, and Data Collection at its Finest

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The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Complaints 5¢.  Whether your ice cream sundae didn’t come with a cherry on top or your neighbor’s garlic breath is enough to induce a coma, there are undoubtedly a few peeves that accompany air travel.  Tell us about your biggest air travel pet peeves and we’ll deliver gum to your odiferous seatmate, via Gogo’s new express …

US Airways, Iberia Launch Codeshare Agreement

US Airways, Iberia Launch Codeshare Agreement

US Airways announced a codeshare with Spanish carrier Iberia.  The codeshare will initially apply to all transatlantic flights operated by the two carriers, with additional intra-European flights expected to be added to the agreement later this year.
Under the agreement, US Airways is able to place its code on all flights operated by Iberia between Madrid and Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. In …

United to Introduce Changes to MileagePlus Program

United to Introduce Changes to MileagePlus Program

United Airlines announced it will make changes to its MileagePlus loyalty program in 2015. Beginning next March, members of the airline’s frequent flyer program will earn miles based on ticket price rather than distance flown, which is the current method for awarding miles.
Once the changes take effect, MileagePlus members will earn five miles per dollar spent on airfare, while those with Premier status will earn additional points according to a …

Singapore Airlines Becomes Chase Ultimate Rewards Partner

Singapore Airlines Becomes Chase Ultimate Rewards Partner

Chase and Singapore Airlines announced that the airline has become an Ultimate Reward point transfer partner. Users of select Chase rewards credit cards are now able to transfer points to their Singapore Airlines frequent flyer accounts.
Under the new partnership, holders of Chase’s Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, and Ink Bold credit cards can transfer their points to their KrisFlyer accounts for instant use. Points can be redeemed for booking flights, upgrades, …

2014 Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction Survey

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If you are reading this, you are undoubtedly a member of one or more frequent flyer programs.  Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel community, want to know how satisfied you are with the program or programs you participate in.
Please rate your level of satisfaction with one or more of the following frequent flyer programs based on your actual usage of the program within the past 12 …