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Get TSA PreCheck for 9,000 Points

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - Sick of waiting in line the security line at the airport?  Gain expedited service by obtaining TSA PreCheck.  You can speed through security and don’t need to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For 9,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points you can purchase a five year TSA PreCheck membership. Simply follow the steps on the Southwest rewards portal at: Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Portal Although this is not an amazing conversion (.94c per point), TSA PreCheck provides good long term utility and is yet another way to burn Southwest Rapid Rewards if you do not fly on t

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http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com - I make typos frequently in blog posts. I'm a one man shop, and part-time at that. I bang out a post and share it in between other jobs. I could do a lot better. With a budget over $7 billion and with 50,000 employees at my disposal, I'd like to think that I would do better.Continue reading Oops....

When You Can’t Own the Whole Airline, Buy its Frequent Flyer Program Instead

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http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com - One of the ways Etihad exercises this control is by purchasing controlling stakes in an airline's frequent flyer program, something they've done with airberlin and Jet Airways. While foreign ownership restrictions limit equity in an airline, they do not generally limit ownership of an airline frequent flyer program.Etihad purchased a majority stake in the Jet Airways JetPrivilege program and a 70% stake in airberlin's Topbonus program.Continue reading When You Can’t Own the Whole Airline, Buy its Frequent Flyer Program Instead...

The Idea for Brexit Was Hatched at the Chicago O’Hare Pizzeria Uno

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http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com - The world news and financial markets have been fixated the the UK's vote to leave the EU for nearly a week. As far as what this means for travel, airfares to Europe are low -- they were low already thanks to low fuel prices, too much capacity, and low cost carrier competition. The British pound has dropped, but it was already cheap relative to the dollar. It's a great time to book travel.Bizarrely, perhaps, it turns out that the plan to allow a vote on Brexit was apparently hatched inside an airport. In fact, it may have been sketched out at what was then Pizzeria Uno in Chicago O'Hare's

Great Summer Vacation Deal – JetBlue Two Day Sale

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - Looking for a late summer vacation?  Check out JetBlue’s two day sale.  We have found excellent deals on popular vacations spots for as little as 4,400 points roundtrip. Trips we like (from JFK hub roundtrip) NYC to Nantucket: 4,400 points NYC to Cape Cod 5,100 points NYC to Marthas Vineyard 5,800 points NYC to Charlestown SC 8,800 points NYC to Potland ME 11,800 points The list above is best for those living in the NYC area, for a comprehensive list of deals near you visit the JetBlue deal page at: http://www.jetblue.com/deals/summer-musts/ All bookings must be made by June 29, 2016 (t

One Day Left for Special IHG Credit Card Offer, 4 Reasons to Get Card Now

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http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com - IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty program for Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and related hotel brands. They've got a really valuable credit card for the benefits of being a cardmember.And the limited-time signup bonus for this offer is scheduled to end tomorrow.Continue reading One Day Left for Special IHG Credit Card Offer, 4 Reasons to Get Card Now...

How To Get 5x Points on Everyday Shopping at Diapers.com

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - If you’re a parent (or soon to be) we have some good news for you… Although you may spend quite a bit of money on your little one, you can at least earn 5x points shopping for all things baby and toddler at diapers.com.  All you need is a Chase Ink Card (Currently with 60k Signup Bonus). Strategy: Buy Amazon.com gift cards using your Chase Ink at Office supply stores (Staples, etc) Redeem Amazon.com gift card on amazon’s website Log In. Click my account. Select the ‘Apply a Gift Card to Your Account’ Shop at diapers.com (keep in mind all orders over $50 receive f

How American Airlines Makes Sure Passengers Get PreCheck When They’re Entitled to PreCheck

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http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com - Since signing up for Global Entry three years ago I haven't missed getting PreCheck a single time that I was eligible for it.I often hear about flyers with 'Known Traveler Numbers' not getting PreCheck. American Airlines has a new measure to make darned sure that passengers entitled to PreCheck get PreCheck.Continue reading How American Airlines Makes Sure Passengers Get PreCheck When They’re Entitled to PreCheck...