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SWISS Canceled All First Class Award Tickets and Aeroplan Can Do Nothing

So by now you’ve probably heard that SWISS opened the floodgates of First Class award space last Thursday. SWISS does not USUALLY release its F space to partners, so this is a truly rare occurrence. However, I underscore “usually” because things like this happened in the past. When in June 2016 SWISS temporarily allowed such partner redemptions, all ticketed reservations…
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Alaska / American partnership devalued on Jan 1, 2018 [Award chart changes]

Alaska announced a devaluation of their partnership with American a few days ago. The major changes are related to how flight credit is earned. For domestic travel, you have to fly American on an Alaska codeshare to earn Alaska miles. Similarly, you need to fly Alaska on American codeshares to earn miles/credit with American’s AAdvantage program. Elites for both programs…
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Plastc and the Uncertain Future of All-in-One Smart Cards

What is Plastc? Plastc (not to be confused with Plastiq, a 3rd party payment processor) was a highly anticipated smart card that many customers have been eagerly awaiting for over a year. This card promised to consolidate all your credit cards into one electronic device, eliminating bulky wallets and looking stylish in the process. Unfortunately, the company that promised us this card announced…
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