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Frequent Flyer Programs, Transferable Points, and Competitive Pressure

Author note: This is a long post, but it’s designed to generate discussion on how transferable points (Ultimate Rewards, Starpoints, Amex Membership Rewards and now Citi ThankYou points) are going to change how airlines set mileage redemption prices and compete with each other on price, quality and value. The views here are my own, but having spent […]

Hacking Award Seats to Asia: All 177 Routes!

In the last installment, we looked at all 403 Trans-Atlantic routes where award seats can be booked with miles. Now we turn our attention to Asia to find additional cities that aren’t hub captive, but still get a lot of traffic. These two factors will likely drive prices lower, for revenue fares (If you subscribe […]