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British Airways Launches New Bronze Tier for Executive Club

October 19, 2011
British Airways is introducing a new Bronze card tier as part of the relaunch of its Executive Club for frequent fliers. The new Bronze tier will bridge the gap between Blue and Silver tiers. Blue cardholders will need just half the Silver threshold level to be promoted to Bronze. Bronze card holders will get business class check-in, seat selection at seven days before departure, a 25 percent tier bonus — that’s...

Where Do My Miles Go If American Goes Bankrupt?

October 12, 2011
Is American Airlines headed for bankruptcy? And if it is, should you be worried about losing your frequent flyer miles?

While the answer to the first question is “maybe,” the answer to the second is “probably not.”
The airline’s deteriorating financial situation has been the subject of considerable recent reporting in the business press, and bankruptcy concerns have the company’s stock trading at the lowest...

LAN, TAM Continue with Steps Toward Merger

October 7, 2011
The boards of LAN and TAM have decided to continue with their plans to merge after analyzing the resolution of the Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia, Chile’s antitrust court. They don’t expect the measures to have a significant impact on expected synergies or future strategic development. Although the mitigation measures are broadly in line with those LAN and TAM were willing to accept in the consultation process,...

United Continental Rebrands Airport Lounges as United Clubs

October 3, 2011
United Continental Holdings, Inc. is renaming United’s and Continental’s Presidents Club as the United Club. At more than 50 lounges in 39 airports worldwide, United Clubs offer members and their guests complimentary bar service, light snacks and beverages; business amenities such as Wi-Fi, conference rooms and workstations; and personalized assistance with reservations, seat selection, upgrades and boarding passes....