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Details such as qualifying airlines and FlyerTalk member commentary can be found in the following threads:
The good news is that US Airways is offering Double bonus for purchased miles (Another round: Feb-March 2010).
The bad news is that not only can one not earn the bonus Dividend Miles by sharing them, but the cost of purchasing the miles has increased to 2.75¢ per mile from 2.5¢ per mile.
FlyerTalk members also speculate as to the reasons behind this latest offer by US Airways…
A Jewish teenager who reportedly had no time to put on tefillin and pray before his early morning flight on US Airways bound for Louisville from New York decided to be efficient with his time and pray while in flight. After all, there is no harm in praying on-board an aircraft while in flight — right?
The only problem is that he did not consider how other people on the aircraft might react to his putting on tefillin — a daily ritual practiced for thousands of years by those who adhere to the laws of Judaism — and the result was that the aircraft was diverted to Philadelphia.
Was the whole situation merely a fluke and a misunderstanding, or did the teenager do anything wrong or make a mistake?
Follow the details of the story — as well as reaction by FlyerTalk members — in the following threads:
The fact that Some gates in Terminal C closed at Reagan Airport due to Flooding actually has nothing to do with terrorism, as the flood is currently washing a ton of the airport near Washington, D.C. as information related to this story is still dripping out.
Water the cause for the closures? What is apparently forcing the suspension or cancellation of some US Airways flights is a pipe burst, and not a pipe bomb.
We will pipe down now…
There is a NEWS FLASH: New US Star Alliance/Partner Award Charts Released – Effective 1/6/10 and — for the most part — FlyerTalk members are breathing a sigh of relief that the increase in miles needed to redeem for award tickets on US Airways flights has not substantially increased and that the changes are not as bad as anticipated.
There is even a chart where a quick comparison between old and new mileage requirements for awards can easily be determined, where it appears that the percentages of the increase in miles required range between 7% and 29%, with one egregious increase at 50% and the other at 33%.
US Airways has announced Again for Nov & Dec: Buy/Gift/Share miles, receive 100% bonus, and this offer is effective immediately.
Additionally, FlyerTalk members reveal how to best take complete advantage of this offer to maximize the earning of US Airways Dividend Miles qs efficiently and effectively as possible for as low a cost as possible.
This offer ends December 31, 2009.
A Doctor wants compensation for helping passenger on a US Airways flight, helping to prevent a possible diversion of the flight due to a health emergency. In return for assisting a passenger who allegedly overdosed on sleeping pills for four hours, or approximately half the total duration of the flight, the doctor reportedly requested two tickets for two people to Tel Aviv, Israel from US Airways.
While some FlyerTalk members believe the doctor should indeed be compensated for the amount of time and effort that was invested in assisting the passenger, others are outraged that a doctor would even request anything at all.
What do you believe the doctor deserves, as well as actually received, for services rendered on-board that US Airways flight?
Here we go again.
American Airlines and United Airlines are offering double elite qualification miles once more in 2009. You may recall that The Gate reported on when this was done the first time.
Now speculation runs rampant on other airlines who have not offered this promotion yet — and while some FlyerTalk members are ecstatic and even frenzied about this new round of bonus elite qualification mile promotions, there are FlyerTalk members who do not want for other airlines to offer a similar promotion — some of whom are quite adamant with their opposition. What are the reasons?
For more details, information, speculation and debate, please refer to the following threads:
- AA Offers Double Elite-Qualifying Miles again! DBLEQ, reg required (consolidated)
- United’s Fall/Winter 2009 DEQM/DEQS Promotion (MPW049, MPW059)
- It’s bAAck! AA DEQM Sept 2 – Dec 15 . Will CO match?
- Will US match the Double Qualifying Mile promotion？
- New DL Double or Triple QM Promo in the works? AA fires first shot
- So, when’s AS joining the DEQM party?
- AA announces fall double EQM promo. Others to follow?
Please stay tuned and fasten your seat belts…
Register by August 31, 2009 to Fastbreak to Preferred Status – Free Silver Trial from Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. and enjoy the benefits of Silver Preferred Dividend Miles status on US Airways for 90 days.
Restrictions apply, including that only bookings made after the member’s status has been upgraded reflect member’s new status.
Divorce can be quite messy and troublesome enough, but the prospect of a FlyerTalk member sharing some — or even losing all — of his or her miles and points to a soon-to-be-former spouse can be sheer torture.
Here is a compendium of threads to help one sort through the rules and policies regarding a divorce in some frequent traveler loyalty programs:
- Miles & Points in Divorce Settlement
- Divorce and Miles
- Frequent flier miles and divorce
- miles and divorce, death?
- Death, Divorce and Miles.
- Divorce and FF Miles….
- Divorce and United Miles
- Does UA allow miles from one account to be divided up 50/50 under divorce settlement?
- Divorce and United Miles
- Marriott Points and Divorce
- splitting mileage in a divorce
- Keeping Miles From Divorce