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Lots going on this morning so let’s get after it.

Spirit and Frontier to Merge

Crazy, crazy, crazy.

My first thoughts are that it’s bad for Spirit and Frontier flyers as those prices will surely rise. But perhaps it will be a more formidable opponent to the bigger airlines, causing some fare drops in some cities?

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American Airlines AAdvantage and GOL Smiles to Combine

Gary at View from the Wing writes that the frequent flyer programs can be merged. I always found GOL Smiles fascinating – ever since this craziness.

While I’d love to see a brand new program created, I have to think GOL Smiles just merges into AAdvantage.

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HT here to Doctor of Credit

Australia to Reopen February 21

We’ve been wondering and wondering when they’d finally crack. Meanwhile, no word on what testing may be required. Did you snag any US to Australia 1st or Business Class seats while waiting?

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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