Tired of chasing that elusive frequent flyer award? Two services monitor award availability and notify subscribers when award seats become available....read more»

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Thrifty consumers who plan to cut back on travel in the coming months can keep their frequent flyer accounts growing without spending a dime on airline tickets or hotel stays....read more»

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Elite frequent flyers were unhappy when Delta began selling seats previously earmarked for their use. Their complaints got Delta's attention, and action....read more»

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US Airways' new policy reinstates minimum miles for short flights and bonuses—but only for elite flyers....read more»

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With a less generous earning rate and harsh expiration policy, Southwest's version of miles-for-dining is less appetizing than other airlines'....read more»

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We pick the five best ways for travelers to boost their frequent flyer accounts. This month, we have offers from American, Best Western, Continental, Marriott, and US Airways....read more»

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An industry group is predicting that holiday flights will fly 90 percent full. That is, when they're not flying 100 percent full....read more»

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Members of Delta's loyalty program will no longer earn double miles when charging gas, supermarket, and pharmacy purchases to a SkyMiles credit card....read more»

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There's new evidence of falling ticket prices over the Thanksgiving holiday period, raising the possibility of last-minute travel bargains....read more»

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We can reasonably expect consumer demand to drop significantly in the coming months. And any fall-off in demand could force airlines to offer deep discounts for holiday travel....read more»

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