ViewFromTheWing

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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

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 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...

This Should Make Every United Elite Furious

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http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com - It seems there's always a first class seat still available whenever I'm checking in for a United flight. Perhaps it's the routes I'm flying.I'm not a United elite, and a first class seat is offered to me as a buy up.Here's a recent check-in offer I received: Continue reading This Should Make Every United Elite Furious...

Mid-Year Check-in: How I’m Walking My Talk on Elite Status

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http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com - There are really only 3 elite statuses that I care to requalify for.Now that we're midway through the year I decided to check in and share where I'm at qualifying for each. I've already requalified with American and with Starwood. I'm well past halfway towards Hyatt Diamond again.The nice thing on the airline front is that it frees me to be even more of a free agent (buying on schedule and price) that I have been already -- and I've already been doing it more than in past years.Continue reading Mid-Year Check-in: How I’m Walking My Talk on Elite Status...

Passenger Molests Flight Attendant While Taking Selfie

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http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com - There's no question that, from their earliest days, flight attendants have faced sexual harassment. It's probably somewhat less common, at least in the U.S., than it used to be -- which isn't to say it's uncommon. Continue reading Passenger Molests Flight Attendant While Taking Selfie...