Category: British Airways

British Airways devalues Executive Club

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There’s a trend among airline frequent flyer programs, and it’s not to the benefit of most travelers. Last year we saw major changes at Delta and United as they greatly reduced mileage earning on discount economy tickets.

American has not joined that club, and won’t in 2015. But the devaluation trend has now spread across the pond to AA’s Oneworld partner, British Airways. (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…)

How to save miles when redeeming award tickets

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American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points are a valuable and versatile currency.  They can be transferred to a variety of airlines, including members of all three global airline alliances, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, JetBlue, and more. This gives travelers dozens of redemption options on almost every major airline in the world.  But if you can transfer to one of several airline partners to make your award booking, does it matter which one you choose? (more…)