Let’s talk about an airline for a minute. The core purpose of an airline is transportation between points on a map. The free Coke and pretzels, even the miles, are somewhat secondary. I look for three things in an airline – reliability, convenience, reasonable (not cheap) price. Everything else falls into something I call nice… Read full article

Commenter 194 is the winner of the Sony noise canceling earbuds. Thanks Christian!  

CONTEST CLOSED – WINNER TBA A few days ago I won a pair of Sony noise canceling headphones (earbuds) for participating in a Twitter chat. Since I already have my own, I thought it would be nice to give these away to a reader, so….. It’s time for another Reader Contest!!! WOOHOO! Like most things… Read full article

The only frequent flyer program merger I really remember is that of the Piedmont program (my first) into the then US Air program. They added a 7 in front of my Piedmont number, and everything kind of magically rolled together. Later, I got a new US Airways Dividend Miles number, no doubt related to that… Read full article

A recent news item at The Street.com piqued my interest. The story was about how well the airlines were doing in social media. Toronto based Engagement Labs measures the social presence of brands on “networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.” According to the article, American came out on top for Twitter and Facebook, while United… Read full article

The Dividend Miles program’s days are numbered, and it will soon merge into the AAdvantage program. When the programs merge, the Citi AAdvantage cards will be the credit card partner for American Airlines, but US Airways MasterCard members can continue to keep their cards and accrue miles, and their cards will be converted to the… Read full article

The weekend is here, and it looks like a beautiful day outside in LA, aka Lovely Atlanta. The biggest news this week from my perspective was the smattering of blogs and news articles on the future of Alaska Airlines. Interesting times. Let’s take a look at this week’s posts. My Three Favorite First-Time Cruise Tips… Read full article

There has been a bit of news in the papers and the blogosphere about Alaska Airlines recently. Admittedly, I’m guilty of my own bit of pontification about Alaska. The articles in the local Seattle press have run the gamut culminating in a piece Thursday in the Puget Sound Business Journal on the possibility of Seattle losing… Read full article

I was reading emails on the train to work this morning, and came across my Dividend Miles statement. Opening it as I usually do I found something at the top of all the usual marketing messages: My final Dividend Miles statement. It’s not like I didn’t know this was coming, but what miles and points… Read full article

A headline caught my eye yesterday – Analyst amazed by Alaska Airlines’s ability to fight off Delta, not ‘just roll over and die’. The article, from the Puget Sound Business Journal, goes on to quote IdeaWorks Co. President Jay Sorenson, “I don’t think it’s gone according to plan for Delta, because Alaska Airlines didn’t just roll… Read full article

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