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PSA: Ask Delta for compensation if you were impacted by delays or cancellations

This is just a quick reminder that if your flights were significantly delayed or cancelled in the great Delta meltdown last week, then ask Delta for compensation if you haven’t received anything already. Earlier this week I described how my family of three was delayed just over 3 hours.  That delay was actually good for us since we were alerted in advance and so were able to sleep in.  Still, that didn’t stop me from…

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Autumn fares to Europe fall: East and West Coast to Scandinavia from $360’s RT (or less)

It looks like the European airfare sale is back on. We’re seeing even lower fares on a number of routes to Scandinavia from both coasts on legacy carriers — Oneworld, Skyteam, and Star Alliance all have sub-$400 fares from both coasts (and even cheaper fares can be found on low-cost carriers Norwegian and WOW). This is not an exhaustive list — more cities may be possible. Lower fares may be possible — use Google Flights to play with dates. The bulk of availability…

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Airfare to Beijing, China from $445 round trip – many cities

Charlie at Running with Miles has uncovered a great sale from Boston to Beijing (leaving on American and returning on JAL) starting around $445. Note that while other cities are coming up at cheap prices in Google Flights, those prices are jumping at the final booking stage. However, many are coming up through the OTAs listed at Momondo. Keep an eye on your city as prices may be fluctuating as they did with the European sale we reported last…

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Europe on sale from $380 on Oneworld AND Skyteam

The Flight Deal is reporting an airfare sale with prices from the US to major European cities from $380 between now and May and September through February 2018. Availability exists from on both Oneworld (flying from/to Skyteam cities) and Skyteam (flying from/to Oneworld cities). This sale is available from a wide range of American cities — the big story here is the number of smaller, non-hub cities on sale. While I haven’t found pricing quite as low as…

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Surviving the Delta Debacle with miles and luck

Last week’s storms in the US southeast, potentially mixed with IT issues, led to massive flight cancellations and delays.  And, it wasn’t just the areas hit by bad weather that were affected.  The hub cancellations caused a domino effect across the country.  And problems persist even today, nearly a week later. I was with my family in Austin when the news about the Delta debacle broke.  And, on Friday, a friend who was also visiting…

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Delta companion tickets and awards now upgradeable

Travel Companion Tickets

Beginning today, April 6, Delta companion travel has become more attractive for Delta elite members and their companions. Companion certificates previously were not upgradeable either to Comfort+ or to First Class, but they are now eligible for for Medallion upgrades based on the status of the higher-tiered member.  Similarly, companions traveling with elite members “will be eligible for Complimentary Upgrades not only on paid tickets but Award Tickets, Miles + Cash tickets, and Pay with…

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Build your own business class fare sale with vacation packages

Lately, we have published some great ways to get cheap business class plane tickets. Whether showing how you could buy points to score a great deal on business class or discovering an an all-out fare war and showing you how we found it so you can be on the lookout for the next big sale, we’ve covered some solid strategies to fly comfortably for less. Today, we’ll look at another way to save big on the cost of business class…

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Amex Offers Roundup: Delta, Country Inn & Suites, Dollar Shave Club, and more

Over the past several days, there have been many new Amex Offers added. Some are targeted, so you may not see all of them on your account. Others are available to sync via Twitter. See our Complete Guide to Amex Offers for information on how to sync offers to multiple cards. We have a roundup of some of the better offers: Delta Air Lines Spend $500, get a $100 statement credit. Expires 5/17/17 Valid on flights originating…

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Live in Hawaii to maximize value from Delta companion certificates (and 10 other tips)

Both the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card and the Delta Reserve Credit Card (Update: This offer has expired and/or is not currently available through Frequent Miler.) from American Express offer a free companion certificate each year upon renewal.  This means that once per year you can buy a round trip flight for two people and pay for just one (plus taxes and fees, capped at $75, for the other).  Here are the tips you need to know to…

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