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Amtrak and Continental Airlines Part Ways; Amtrak and United Airlines to Form New Partnership

An update on the Amtrak partnership with Continental Airlines by FlyerTalk member and official company representative AGR Insider reveals that the points-to-miles and miles-to-points transfers between Amtrak Guest Rewards and Continental Airlines OnePass frequent flier loyalty program will end on December 31, 2011. Transfers and redemptions between the two programs must be completed prior to the deadline. However…

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United Club: Welcome!

Say Farewell to Red Carpet Club and President’s Club. Welcome to the United Club! FlyerTalk members are not unhappy with this change specifically, but…

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Frequent Flier Programs Earn Billions of Dollars For Five Airlines

According to a report by IdeaWorksCompany.com, five frequent flier loyalty programs accrue revenue of greater than $7,000,000,000.00 — that is seven billion dollars — which tends to dispel the notion by some that frequent flier programs damage the bottom line rather than benefit it. The top five airlines profiting from their frequent flier loyalty programs are…

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Airplane Lands Safely — At the Wrong Airport

An aircraft operated by Continental Express (Colgan) lands at the wrong airport … and this is apparently not the first time this has happened. In fact, this error has reportedly occurred as many as…

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Hurricane Irene Travel Watch

If you are planning on being on the east coast of the United States and Canada over the next few days, your schedule will most likely be affected by Hurricane Irene, which is a category 3 hurricane currently located off of the east coast of Florida at the time this was posted. Hurricane Irene is expected to impact such places as…

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Downgraded From Paid First Class to Economy Class

Imagine paying for a seat in the premium cabin on a flight, only to be downgraded to a seat in the economy class cabin while others who reportedly had economy class airfares were upgraded to the premium class cabin. It happened to FlyerTalk member Continited, who was…

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Mileage Plus: The New Loyalty Program for United Airlines

It is now official about Mileage Plus: Loyalty program for the new United in 2012, meaning that the days for the OnePass name from Continental Airlines are numbered as CO OnePass Fades Away… The following are some data points outlined by FlyerTalk member UA Insider:

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