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Etihad announces a new airline alliance (sort of)

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Do we finally have a fourth global airline alliance? Only in an embryonic state. This will take a little background and explanation to make sense.

Over the last 15-20 years, many of the world’s major airlines have partnered into three global airline alliances: Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance. (more…)

What’s the difference between business and first class?

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Airlines don’t go out of their way to make things clear, and the confusion surrounding how they name their cabins is a prime example of this. Why are some international flights only economy and business? Why do two-cabin domestic flights have a first class? (more…)

How to book one-way airfare and not pay a fortune

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Airfares don’t always make sense.  From endless fare classes to Saturday night stay requirements, airlines have one of most the most opaquely priced products out there.  This lack of pricing simplicity and transparency leads to misunderstanding of how airfares work, and how consumers can get what they need without paying a fortune. (more…)

Emirates now a Virgin America partner

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As a points-based frequent flyer program, Virgin America’s Elevate doesn’t usually provide the best value, especially when compared to the legacy airline programs which are based on miles instead of points.  However, the San Francisco-based airline has been slowly building up its partner roster, and recently announced that Emirates will now join that growing list.  Members will be able to both earn and redeem points on Emirates flights. (more…)