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How Elite Status Helps Your Company

Elite status seems like a pure fringe benefit.  From traveling for work so much, you get a set of benefits at hotels and airlines to use when you are traveling for fun.  Plus it makes work travel a little easier. But elite status can also save your company some money! ...

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Giving Up Upgrades as a Business Traveler

Most of the travel I do comes from work.  The other day, someone asked me, as a Chairman with US Airways, if I fly in first-class every flight. I paused and thought about it.  My answer was, I get upgraded to first class a lot but I don’t fly in first ...

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Huge Downgrade for US Airways Elites

One of the huge benefits of being a US Airways elites was having the mileage upgrade fee waived for upgrading with miles.  This was one I invoked often.   Now US Airways is taking away this benefit. As of April 23, 2014, the mileage upgrade fee will now apply to Preferred members on US Airways ...

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