Here are several other articles from around the travel web that I think you may find interesting:
United Adds a New Close-In Booking Fee – Miles to Memories
After telling everyone that they would be eliminating close-in fees, this is beyond disingenuous by United. Whether you’re charging more cash or miles, it’s essentially a fee. The value of those 3,500 extra miles is ~$70 for me. The close-in fee basically didn’t change.
MY “JUST FOR YOU” CHASE OFFER DID NOT BYPASS 5/24 – Miles for Family
Ouch. It always hurts when you jump to apply for a card based on things you read, just to be denied. My wife and I had applications spanning just a few days when 5/24 first hit co-branded cards. Mine was accepted, but she (less than a week later) was denied. Be careful if you apply for these! I see it as a YMMV situation, although there are some approval data points.
QANTAS REJECTS “PROJECT SUNRISE” BIDS FROM BOTH AIRBUS AND BOEING – Live and Let’s Fly
With how much of a money-maker this route will be, Qantas’ move to reject both “best and final” bids is surprising. But given the problems (especially Boeing) aircraft have had, Qantas doesn’t want to be high and dry if their specially-configured aircraft are grounded for some reason. They’ll need several to operate both the NYC and London routes.
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