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American Airlines Loses A Battle In Court To End Benefits For Retirees

American Airlines lost a battle in court to discontinue paying for retiree benefits. They essentially wanted to stop making payments they promised to make so retirees could have medical and life insurance. The judge rightfully said no. Even if they had the legal right to do so, this is just a bad idea.

Starwood Preferred Guest Announces Their Summer Promo, Earn Away, Get Away.

Starwood has announced their summer 2014 promo, entitled “Earn Away, Get Away.” It’s essentially double Starpoints unless you can include a Sunday night stay to bump it up to triple points. On par, it’s about as valuable as the previous promo “Bring on the Nights”.

US Airways Goes Completely Off The Deep End With Twitter Porn

I don’t consider myself a Twitter expert, so there’s a very small chance this is a scam and I’m just wrong. But, this looks pretty authentic to me. Buzzfeed has the full scoop. And, they’ve done a great job of turning a very NSFW picture into something you can view without moral obligation or getting […]

American Airlines Quietly Makes Pretty Noticeable Changes To Their Award Chart

Only a few months into Doug running the combined airline, American is raising a bunch of prices for awards. Some things are staying the same or getting easier/cheaper, but there’s a lot of unpleasant stuff here. On quick glance, I don’t think it’s tragic, but it’s definitely not good.

Frequent Traveler University Advanced In Chicago, July 18-20, Almost Sold Out

Tickets just went on sale for a more advanced version of the popular Frequent Traveler University I’ve been involved with over the last few years and the event is already almost sold out. Gary of View From The Wing has a ton of details here. There’s also a discussion thread on Milepoint so you can […]