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Are Norwegian‘s Cheap Flights Sustainable In the Face of Their Rising Costs?

Brand new planes -- Boeing 787s and Boeing 737s -- are expensive. Ramping up quickly; attracting, hiring, training new crew; setting up new stations and new hubs even; generating consumer awareness are all expensive. So it‘s not surprising to see the Wall Street Journal covering challenges at Norwegian "You Can‘t Build a Low Cost Airline Without Low Costs. Continue reading Are Norwegian‘s Cheap Flights Sustainable In the Face o

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Here‘s How Many Boeing Planes Are On Order - and the Average Price of Each

Here are the number of each family of planes that Boeing is building each month, their order backlog, and the average retail price of each plane type... and what those retail prices actually mean. Continue reading Here‘s How Many Boeing Planes Are On Order and the Average Price of Each...

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21 Things I Still Love About the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card After All These Years

Regular readers are familiar with my recommendation that if there‘s one rewards card you should get, it‘s the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. It‘s got a great signup bonus, strong points-earning of valuable points, and good benefits as well. Many readers are familiar with the benefits but it‘s the core ones that get talked about the most. Those are worth repeating, but I also want to get further down the list in case there&

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The Daily Show Skewers Ann Coulter‘s Delta Rage

Delta moved Ann Coulter out of the seat she selected and paid for on a Delta flight from New York to Florida. Coulter went on a tweetstorm. I‘ve never been a fan of Ann Coulter. She was disserviced. She was less than charitable in suffering that. Still relative outrage belongs focused on Delta, and it would be if Ann Coulter wasn‘t otherwise such a polarizing figure offensive to many. Continue reading The Daily Show Skewers Ann Co

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Crisis in Qatar Disrupting Flights Result of Fake News Planted by Enemies

Qatar hosts a major US military installation, but has also been accused of supporting terrorism. Saudi Arabia, of course, fits that same description. Tensions between Qatar and other regional powers especially Saudi Arabia are hardly new. While Shia Islam is a minority in Qatar, it‘s hardly an oppressed minority. Saudi Arabia was emboldened after the U.S. President‘s visit there in May. Continue reading Crisis in Qatar Disrupting F

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Jet Airways Severs Ties With 4 Star Alliance Airlines While Delta Plays American for the Greater Fool

American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker needs to get the memo that Delta is not his friend and that American‘s interests aren‘t the same as Delta‘s. In going along with Delta‘s interests, copying Delta‘s strategies, Parker is being played for the Greater Fool. But not the good kind Olivia Munn talks about. Continue reading Jet Airways Severs Ties With 4 Star Alliance Airlines While Delta Plays American for

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Citi ThankYou Premier‘s Great New 50,000 Point Signup Bonus: Should You Get It?

My personal approach to diversification is to earn points across the different transferable points programs -- I want my big balances in each of Chase, Citi, and American Express. And the best points-earning Citibank card is back with its biggest signup bonus, which we haven‘t seen in a long while. Continue reading Citi ThankYou Premier‘s Great New 50,000 Point Signup Bonus: Should You Get It?...

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40% Transfer Bonus American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways

Last week American Express restored one-to-one transfers from Membership Rewards to British Airways. Now American Express is running a 40% bonus on transfers to British Airways through September 17. So for a two month period transfers have actually gone from 1 to 0.8 all the way up to 1 to 1.4. That‘s 75% better than a week ago! Continue reading 40% Transfer Bonus American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways...

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Loyal Subject of Zamunda Spots His King Onboard a Delta 767!

Last Monday, July 10, a passenger on Delta‘s flight DL55 from Lagos, Nigeria to Atlanta was equally thrilled to discover that from his perch in an extra legroom ‘Comfort+‘ seat he could see a King of Nigeria board business class. At around 13 seconds in a member of his entourage performs a ritual shaking rattles around the King. Continue reading Loyal Subject of Zamunda Spots His King Onboard a Delta 767!...

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