American Airlines AAdvantage Miles Expiration – extend mileage expiration with a donation

American Airlines Mileage donation program here: http://joinus.aa.com/miles-for-kids-in-need-aadvantage-miles-donate  is both a great cause and a good way to make sure your miles don’t expire unused.   Donations will extend your expiration date – usually to 18 months from the date of donation. …

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Google buys ITA Flight Search Software.

Google’s aquisition of ITA software, a powerful flight price comparison engine, may eventually add a huge new twist to the flight search space although Google’s current position is that they won’t enter this market as a competitor, rather as a …

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Is Selling your Frequent Flyer miles to a “Mileage Broker” legal?

The mileage broker market was once a thriving industry, buying frequent flyer tickets from people and then reselling them at a profit. Understandably the airlines don’t like this practice of monetizing their frequent flyer / mileage plus type systems. These …

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Mexicana Airlines Suspends Operations “Indefinitely”. Refunds available.

Mexicana Airlines has suspended their flights and apparently all commercial operations “indefinitely” due to financial problems with the Mexican Airline. Their statement reads as follows: ——–  From Mexicana ———– Mexicana Airlines (Grupo Mexicana) suspends its operations indefinitely. The current administration …

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Airport Codes for US Airports, Canadian Airports, and International Airports

The rumors are true – The QuickAid.com Airport Directory has added a very robust list of Airport Codes from around the world divided into Airports from the USA, Canada, and International Aiports.    Click below or in the page menu …

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China Trips – open jaw is often fine

Although the airline ticket market is so fast, furious, and whacky you’ll want to check many sources before booking, a few tips I’ve learned from my China ticket booking: * Although I was told by a ticketer that generally Hong …

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Travel Booking Tips from BT Travel

Note: I was not familiar with BTS Travel until tonight and cannot vouch for this as a good company – but they did have some great posted rates to China, and these excellent general discount travel tips: SATURDAY NIGHT STAYTry …

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ATA Fare Sale for NYC and D.C. flights

ATA has some great fares to and from New York La Guardia (LGA) as well as flights to and from Washington D.C. Reagan International (DCA). Check out the ATA website for more details. I think ATA is one of the …

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YAPTA cheap fare search using "wisdom of crowds"

Yapta is trying to be “Your Amazing Personal Travel Assistant”, using the collective wisdom of thousands of other Yapta subscribers to find cheap fares. I have not used the service yet but it’s a neat idea in that it could …

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Cheap Airline Booking Tips revisited

Via Jason Calcanis I just found a very thoughtful article by Nicole over at Mahalo with tips to booking cheap airline tickets. Unless you have a *lot more* time on your hands than I do I think some of these …

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