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In Memoriam: Owner of Cello That Was Banned From Earning Miles

The stellar career of being an award-winning classical cellist which spanned greater than a half century has come to an end, as Lynn Harrell passed away at 76 years of age in Santa Monica in California on Monday, April 27, 2020 — yet another day when the music died…

…but in the frequent traveler world of miles and points, he was best known for being the owner of a cello which was banned by an airline from earning miles.

The original article — which…

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LATAM Airlines Group Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

LATAM Airlines Group Sociedad Anonima — which includes certain subsidiaries and affiliates of its operations in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and the United States — filed voluntary petitions for reorganization and protection under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court earlier today, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in an effort to both preserve its businesses for the future and ensure that it emerges from its court-supervised reorganization of its businesses as a highly competitive and successful carrier in South America and North America as it navigates its way through what could very well be a prolonged recovery for both the travel industry and the global economy overall.

The following paragraph was posted at the official Internet web site of LATAM Group Holdings Sociedad Anonima…

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Avianca Holdings Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Avianca Holdings Sociedad Anonima — which includes certain subsidiaries and affiliates of its operations — filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on Sunday, May 10, 2020 in an effort to both preserve its businesses for the future and ensure that it emerges from its court-supervised reorganization of its businesses as a highly competitive and successful carrier in South America and North America as it navigates its way through what could very well be a prolonged recovery for both the travel industry and the global economy overall.

The following paragraph was posted at the official Internet web site of Avianca Holdings Sociedad Anonima…

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Delta Air Lines to Give Complimentary Care Kits to Passengers Aboard Airplanes

If you will be a passenger on an airplane operated by Delta Air Lines and do not have a mask with you, fear not: effective as of Friday, June 5, 2020, you will receive a complimentary care kit upon request at either the ticket counter or gate to comply with the requirement by the airline of wearing a mask or covering for your face while simultaneously enjoying a purported extra layer of protection throughout their travel.

Included in the complimentary care kit will be the following items…

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Miles and Points On Sale — May 18 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

For this edition of miles and points on sale…

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Earn 1,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles May 2020 by Dining as a New Member

You can earn 1,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles when you sign up as a new member of the AAdvantage Dining program, register either a valid credit card or debit card, and spend a minimum of $25.00 — including tax and tip — on your first participating restaurant, bar, or club visit within your first 30 days…

…but you must…

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Is United Airlines Incorrect About Its Own History? Boeing 777 25th Anniversary

Only days after the official announcement of the retirement of the fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft of Delta Air Lines comes 25 years this week since the first Boeing 777-222 airplane with the registration number N777UA was delivered to United Airlines…

…but which date is the actual 25th anniversary of the delivery of the first Boeing 777-222 airplane to United Airlines — today, Friday, May 15, 2020; or Sunday, May 17, 2020?

The answer…

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Yes, $1,642.37 for International Business Class Round Trip on Qatar Airways is Possible — But Should You Take Advantage of a Generous Change Policy?

You can purchase a ticket for a seat in the business class cabin on a flight between Philadelphia and Kiev which is operated by Qatar Airways — which includes having access to airport lounges and the Qsuite product aboard the airplane — for as little as $1,642.37 round trip, which is an amazing deal…

…but should you do it?

This is not a…

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