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07May

Points, Pillows and Porsches: Hotel and Car Rewards at the Top 30 Airlines

IdeaWorksCompany - It’s no surprise the largest loyalty programs – American AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, and United MileagePlus – offer car rental and hotel rewards. The biggest surprise is posed by the high profile global carriers that don’t, such as Air China, Turkish Airways, and US Airways. Reward activity, survey results, and the prevalence of broad-spectrum rewards indicate they have become a “must have” amenity for frequent flier programs wishing to compete on a global scale.

07May

Frequent flier smiles: It's easier to redeem miles

CNBC - 'Road Warrior' columnist Phil LeBeau has news for those trying to cash in on frequent flier miles or points: It's now easier to book the flight you want to the destination you want. The annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey, which gauges the frequent flier programs at 25 of the world's largest airlines, found seats were available for frequent flier redemption on 72.4 percent of the flights checked.

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13Mar

Switchfly Hosts 4th Annual Thought Leadership Summit and Client Day

Executives from Around the World Gather in San Francisco to Discuss Trends in Travel and Technology.

13Mar

ezRez Software, Inc. Rebrands to Switchfly, Inc.

New Brand Reflects SaaS Company’s Growth and Product Expansion Beyond Travel; Follows New Digital Wallet Product and Recent Acquisition of Topguest

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04Mar

AirTran Airways Partners With Expedia Affiliate Network to Enhance Travel Offering

AirTran Relaunches AirTranVacations.com Leveraging Expedia's Hotel Inventory.

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04Mar

Starwood Preferred Guests Takes Its "No Blackouts" to New Heights

First-of-its-kind SPG FLIGHTS Program Allows Members To Book Air Travel on HUNDREDS of Airlines With NO BLACKOUTS Using SPG Starpoints®

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24Feb

Easier Ways to Use Airline Miles on the Ground

Wall Street Journal - Redeeming Miles for hotel rooms and rental cars is getting easier and cheaper. Carriers are using new technology on their own websites without going through phone calls, certificates and exchanges, and more-aggressively bundling rooms and rental cars into vacation packages. Read more...

24Feb

Switchfly Raises $2.8 Million, Completing $17.8 Million Series C Financing Round

Switchfly, Inc. raises $2.8 million, completing $17.8 million series C financing round

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24Feb

Groupon Getaways with Expedia expands beyond vouchers

Skift - Groupon Getaways with Expedia is no longer just about limited-time flash sales for hotels, redeemable with Groupons, or vouchers, on certain blocked-out dates.

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24Feb

Cashing in Frequent Flier Rewards Easiest on Value Airlines

CNBC - If you're looking for the airline where you'll have the best chance of cashing in frequent flier miles or points for a seat on a future flight, you're best odds are with value airlines.

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