Delta Adds New Partners to SkyBonus Program

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

Delta recently announced they are adding two new partners to the SkyBonus program. Members will now be able to earn and redeem points with Virgin Atlantic, and Delta is also adding Korean Air to the program but currently only for redeeming points for travel. SkyBonus is Delta’s rewards program for small and mid-sized companies. The …

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Watch Out For Airbnb AGAIN, New United Promotion, Warning If Flying To/Through This Country, & More

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along. On Twitter, I saw a link from Nomadic Matt about h…

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IndiGo Passes Ailing Air India As Country’s Largest International Carrier

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

IndiGo has passed flag carrier Air India as the largest international airline operating to and from India based on passengers carried, reports CAPA India. The low-cost carrier now accounts for 11.7% of total capacity in the country and is now leading in both domestic and international markets in India.  IndiGo benefited from the suspension of service …

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Fear Not: Virgin Australia Introduces ‘Nervous Flyers’ Program

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Virgin Australia is now offering special assistance to nervous flyers, as was announced by The Virgin Group in a press release. The program, which was first teased in October 2018 alongside the introduction of onboard meditation programs via the in-flight entertainment system aims to help passengers with a fear of flying or anxiety related to …

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Business Class Saver Awards, Instant-Clear Upgrade Space on American Airlines’ Longest Flights

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

American Airlines operates 6,800 flights to 365 destinations in 61 countries. But, when it comes to ultralong haul flying, AA has a fairly small footprint. I count just three flights longer than 7,000 miles — and two of these routes involve Hong Kong. As you’ve probably seen in the news, Hong Kong has been embroiled …

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Take It From Richard Branson’s Daughter: Traveling with Kids In Coach Is Better Than Premium Classes

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

A photo of Holly Branson, daughter of Virgin Atlantic Founder Sir Richard Branson, sitting in coach class with a baby and two toddlers on her father’s airline has gone viral. Branson was on a flight from Antigua to London after spending a holiday on Necker, her father’s private Caribbean island when she posted the Instagram photo, below. …

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BA Sends Email Canceling Flights Due to Strike — But Check Before Making Changes

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

British Airways passengers are enraged about thousands of flight cancellations, thanks to a strike being called by the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) Sept. 9-10 and 27. In response to the potential strike, BA is proactively making schedule changes. “We will do everything we can to get as many people away on their journeys as …

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The Dumb Way I Lost Thousands of Points, The Train Station You Can’t Enter Or Exit, Best Upgrade Ever, & More!

Written by SharonKurheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one conve…

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Delta SkyMiles Members: Save Time and Money at the Airport With a Discounted Membership in CLEAR

Written by Andrew Wan @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET:  CLEAR does not require a background check, so it’s a good option if you’re not eligible for TSA PreCheck. Regardless of how frequently you fly Delta, it’s worth joining their frequent-flyer loyalty program, Delta SkyMiles. That’s because membership comes with a little-known perk, discounted membership in CLEAR. All Delta SkyMiles members qualify for …

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Flying Under the Radar: Prince William and Kate Take $89 Flybe Flight to Scotland

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

The Royals and their travels are in the news, again. No, it’s not because they flew a private jet. Quite the opposite, actually. On Thursday morning, Prince William and Kate were seen deplaning from a Flybe-marketed flight in Scotland — a ticket that, according to our searches on Google Flights, costs just $89 one-way. As …

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National Cheap Flight Day Is Every Day — If You Know How to Look

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Here at TPG, we love deals. Whether it’s maximizing your points and miles to snag a “free” ticket or taking advantage of flight deals (such as this dirt-cheap business class ticket to Europe), we’re all about saving our readers money. If you haven’t yet heard, today is National Cheap Flight Day, which was created by …

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Jet-Lag Buster: Virgin Atlantic’s A330 in Economy From Boston to London

Written by Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

When my sister announced that she was getting married in Vermont the weekend just before the Fourth of July holiday, my wife and I immediately set out to make the most of the fact that we’d be in the Northeast by planning a trip that wouldn’t be as easy from our home state of Florida: …

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3.5 Million Aeroplan Miles Could Be Yours — Just Do This

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

Update: While the registration form for this sweepstakes accepts non-Canadian Aeroplan numbers, the terms and conditions do state that the sweepstakes is for Canadian residents only, which wasn’t originally noted in our story. We’ve updated our post below to clarify this restriction. With so many competitors, airlines are constantly running random deals and giveaways — …

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Today’s United Airlines Big Reveal: More Nonstop Flights to Europe! Here’s How to Get In On It With Miles

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: One way to get access to more United Airlines Saver award seats (the cheapest ones) is by opening a United Airlines credit card, like the United℠ Explorer Card or the United℠ Explorer Business Card. United Airlines has just announced the addition of 10 new or expanded routes to Europe, plus one to India and one to …

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