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China Southern Sky Pearl Club Program Review

China Southern Airlines, based in Guangzhou, is Asia’s largest airline in terms of fleet size and the number of passengers carried. It has 400 aircraft and flies to 193 domestic and international destinations. In the U.S., the airline flies to Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

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United Airlines App Revamped to Make Airport Living Easier

Have you ever wished you had a map of the airport when you were on a layover, in the midst of a delay or, worse yet, dealing with a flight cancellation? Or maybe you just wanted to know which restaurant had the best food, or where to find the nearest ATM? With the new features integrated into the United Airlines app, you can have all that, plus self-booking options, in the palm of your hand.

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Southwest Airlines Has the Happiest Customers

Sometimes a situation calls for a soundtrack. For Southwest Airlines, that song could easily be the recent hit “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. A new study from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) revealed that Southwest Airlines has the happiest customers among air carriers.

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Double Miles on New Routes From Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines serves more than 92 destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, including several smaller Alaskan locations that are inaccessible by road. The West Coast carrier continues to expand, too, extending its coverage by offering new nonstop flights.

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How to Book Royal Jordanian Royal Plus Awards

Royal Jordanian Airlines is the flag carrier of Jordan. Operating out of Amman, the airline flies to 54 domestic and international destinations, including Chicago, Detroit and New York in the United States.

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Score Some Serious Miles Via a Variety of Hotel Stays

When stays at fabulous hotels can earn you 1,000 miles or even triple and quadruple miles, you should consider extending your current vacation or planning a new one. Right now you can rack up miles with Delta, Alaska, American or Frontier by staying at select resorts and hotels.

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S7 Airlines Priority Program Review

S7 Airlines, also known as Siberia Airlines, is headquartered in Novosibirsk, Russia. It has an extensive domestic and international network, flying to 106 destinations in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Although it doesn’t currently fly to the United States, the carrier is a member of the oneworld alliance.

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United Airlines Ups Entertainment on Flights

Do you wish there was more to do when you’re in the air? If so, United Airlines has something to offer you. The airline is taking its in-flight entertainment up a notch with the expansion of its United Private Screening in-flight entertainment initiative.

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Car Rentals Earn Major Virgin America Elevate Points

People rent vehicles for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re on vacation, hauling something big or just trying to keep those extra miles off your car, Virgin America is offering a trio of enticing promotions to fit your needs while you collect bonus Elevate points. They’ll even help you earn points when you’re hailing a taxi cab alternative for short rides around town.

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How to Book Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Awards

Singapore Airlines has a reputation for having comfortable planes and excellent service. It’s the flag carrier of Singapore, operating out of its hub in Changi Airport. Singapore Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance, and it flies to 63 destinations in 35 countries worldwide. In the U.S., it flies to Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

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Air China Phoenix Miles Program Review

Air China, based out of Beijing Capital International Airport, is one of the largest airlines in China. The carrier flies to nearly 180 domestic and international destinations, including the following U.S. cities: Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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Starwood Preferred Guest Amex Card Adds New Benefits

Not only has the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) credit card from American Express been redesigned, but it now offers new perks for travelers.

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Up to Triple Miles for Flying on Alaska Airlines and Its Partners

Alaska Airlines, the seventh-largest airline in the United States, operates out of its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Of the traditional domestic airlines, it has been ranked No. 1 in customer satisfaction for eight years running by J. D. Power and Associates.

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How to Book Air France/KLM Flying Blue Awards

Although Flying Blue is touted as the frequent flyer program for Air France and KLM, several other airlines also use the program, including Air Europa, Kenya Airways and TAROM. It’s a flexible program, since it has members from all three of the major airline alliances, as well as some nonalliance carriers.

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Using LANPASS Miles to Buy a Ticket on SriLankan Airlines

A reader asked: Can I use my LANPASS miles to buy a ticket on SriLankan Airlines? Do I need to create a SriLankan Airlines FlySmiLes account? We explain how it all works.

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Get Free Perks and Save Money With Hotel Booking Apps

Nowadays, who doesn’t use their smartphone or tablet to check airline reservations, do a bit of shopping or book a hotel? Apps for our devices have changed how we interact with the world, and traveling is no exception.

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Air Canada Partners With Hotels to Offer End-of-Summer Miles

If you’re planning on some end-of-summer adventures or business trips, there are multiple opportunities to earn bonus Air Canada Aeroplan miles on hotel stays. Most offers are good for bookings made both in Canada and elsewhere. The following deals will bump up your rewards balance by thousands of miles.

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How to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

Chase Ultimate Rewards is a very flexible reward program that competes with American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards and Diners Club Rewards. There are several ways you can use Chase Ultimate Rewards points, but the two most valuable, at least for frequent travelers, are transferring them to airline partners and booking travel through the Ultimate Rewards website.

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China Eastern Airlines Eastern Miles Program Review

China Eastern Airlines has two main hubs, and both are major international airports in Shanghai: Pudong and Hongqiao. The airline flies to more than 200 domestic and international destinations, including Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in the U.S.

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Record-Breaking Airline Bookings Means Fewer Award Seats

Thanks to an economic recovery, an improving job market, lower gas prices and rising home values, people are feeling better about opening their wallets and spending more. And, thanks to the urge to splurge, people are spending more on travel.

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