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Fortune Magazine: So Wrong in So MANY Ways

I don’t usually go out of my way to agree or disagree with contrary opinions but Fortune’s recent article on airline loyalty programs by Stanford University professor Jeffrey Pfeffer is simply wrong in so many factual ways. Sounding like he was separated at birth from soon-to-be BoardingArea blogger Christopher Elliott, Professor Pfeffer thinks everything about frequent…

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Review Your Marriott Stay For a Chance To Win a 7 Day Vacation

For the month of June, Marriott Rewards is running a sweepstakes where your review could win you a 7-day, 6-night vacation for two worth 250,000 Marriott Rewards points. The Marriott Rewards Insiders Review Your Stay Sweepstakes is giving away two of those grand prizes, as well as weekly drawings for 10,000 Marriott Points and runner up…

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Frequent Flier Miles are Pointless? Heresy!

Listened to this recording over the weekend between Marketwatch reporter Kelli Grant and Wall Street Journal’s Gordon Deal discussing the value of frequent flier programs. While they concede that frequent flier programs have value for those who fly, well, frequently, both feel the benefits are very limited for those who fly infrequently. In part, their…

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