August 30, 2000 |
Frequent fliers on six major airlines may exchange the miles they earn for discounts on goods and services from more than 100 online merchants under a program announced Tuesday. MilePoint.com, which is launching the program, said Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways, America West and TWA are the initial airlines that have committed to participate, along with Hilton HHonors Worldwide, Hilton Hotels' loyalty program.
February 16, 2012 |
Gift cards accounted for 18% of holiday spending last year, so likely some of us still haven't gotten around to using the prepaid presents. Here's a new way to spend them down: United-Continental airlines allows members of its frequent-flier program to exchange gift cards from major retailers for air miles. The Mileage Plus Gift Card Exchange accepts more than 60 types of gift cards -- Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, JC Penney, Peet's Coffee & Tea and Walmart, among them -- that have at least $25 credit and no expiration date.
June 30, 2002 |
Low-fare airline JetBlue has begun a frequent-flier program called TrueBlue. It offers points instead of miles, based on flight length. A round-trip cross-country flight, such as between Long Beach and Dulles in suburban Washington, is 12 points. It takes 100 points to earn a free round trip. The points expire after a year. Through Dec. 31, fliers who book through www.jetblue.com earn double points, enabling them to almost--but not quite--earn a free flight with four coast-to-coast round trips.
August 9, 1989 |
Spokesmen for Delta Air Lines said today it may file more suits against travel companies that sell its frequent flier coupons because the airline wants to stamp out the increasingly widespread practice. Delta announced Tuesday that it was suing Travel Creations Inc., a broker based in Atlanta, for violations of the state and federal Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act.
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February 6, 1991 |
The owners and an employee of a Woodland Hills travel agency were sentenced to prison Tuesday for defrauding American Airlines of more than $1.3 million through a frequent flier program scheme, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office said. James Robert Winkleman, 35, of Agoura Hills, owner of the North Ranch Travel Agency, was sentenced to four years and fined $250,000. His partner, Philip Ross Rinker, 35, of Agoura Hills was sentenced to two years and fined $15,000.
August 31, 1989 |
A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles by two Pennsylvania men alleges that USAir committed civil fraud by making changes in its frequent-flier program. The plaintiffs--Albert M. Zlotnick of Philadelphia and Antonio D. Pyle of Pittsburgh--filed a class-action suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday asserting that the mileage credits they had accumulated will become less valuable when changes that the airline allegedly made recently take effect Dec. 31.