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Mystery: Cancellations of Air China Premium Award Reservations Booked With MileagePlus Miles

You should be concerned if you redeemed your United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles for an award reservation which includes a seat in the premium class cabin aboard an airplane operated by Air China in your itinerary, as the reservations of at least 17 FlyerTalk members have been unexpectedly cancelled — most of which occurred in 2014 — resulting in significant inconveniences for them. The mystery is that the factors which are the source of these itinerary cancellations are still not known at this time. Theories include…

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Delta Air Lines Eliminates Fees for Last-Minute Award Travel Bookings for ALL SkyMiles Members

If you have Delta Air Lines SkyMiles which you would like to use at the last minute — say for a trip in a couple of days — Delta no longer has fees for “close-in” award travel…

…and FlyerTalk members are experiencing this new policy first-hand, resulting in cheers and kudos for Delta Air Lines. All Delta Air Lines SkyMiles members can take advantage of this policy.

Additionally, the direct ticketing charge for booking an award ticket with a Delta agent via telephone has been waived for Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion SkyMiles members.

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