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Credit card offering 0.5 miles for every cent rounded up. Too good to be true?

I just received an offer on my credit card (Barclays Aviator, if needed to verify). The offer (Flight Cents) is as follows: I can choose a limit every month ($1 to $500) Every transaction during a ...
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How does the math work when buying airline miles?

Signing up for credit cards to get airline bonuses and flying more are good options to earn miles. With an average redemption/valuation of 1 cent/mile or maybe 1.2 cents/mile why would it make sense ...
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Chances to get back money from a bankrupt company?

Recently, I bought a ticket through my debit card for an airlines that got bankrupt a few weeks later (Cobalt Air). Anyone with a similar experience and managed to get their money back? Or what are ...
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Credit Card with -95 balance

I just closed my account after I paid off the balance. However, now the balance becomes -95. Does anyone know why? How can I make it back to zero and do I have to? The specific card I had was: United ...
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Do I have any recourse to get a refund for a cancelled flight?

I booked a trip through Cheap Flights for airfare and hotel. Within a couple of hours I cancelled the trip. Cheap Flights cancelled the room but not the flight. They also did not advise me how to ...
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What to do with unused air fare (Hawaiian airline)

Beginning this year, I found a fantastic deal from the U.S. to Japan for less than $1000 via Hawaiian airline. Sadly, the next day (literally the next day) after I booked the ticket (travel time ...
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When is an IPO considered failure? [closed]

I am reading case of Air Berlin IPO. It has detail that investors where unhappy as the operating profit was less and company's strategy was not aligned to increase profit. But why did knowing ...
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Can a tax be legitimately charged on an airline ticket refund?

I cancelled an airline ticket (non US) and the refund voucher shows and approx. 5% of refund value deducted under the heading of a "Tax". Can this make sense under any jurisdiction? I am curious. ...
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How to use a companion fare if the total fare cost is more than the companion fare limit

I am looking at the Alaska Airlines Master Card And I see: An annual coach Companion Fare every year from $118 (USD)($99 base fare, plus taxes and fees from $19) Now let us say I purchase a full ...
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Can I earn Frequent Flier miles on a flight using FF miles and effectively get them back?

Let us say I have accumulated 50,000 air miles and use it on a flight on Alaska Air from Vancouver to Anchorage. Now , is it correct that just by taking the flight itself, I will earn back 'all' ...
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Relationship between points and air miles

Let us say I have Air Canada Aeroplan card, and if I shop at certain retailers, I accumulate points. Now let us say a particular flight on air Canada cost 100,000 miles. How to know how many points ...
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Airline ticket dispute

If I can't resolve a ticket refund issue (ticket was not honored because of a computer thing) with the airline or PayPal (more than 45 days) who else can help me with the dispute? FAA or small claims ...
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Can someone explain recent AAMRQ stock price behavior to me?

I'm interested in American Airlines stock (AAMRQ). Recently they announced a merger with US Airways. The resulting company is said to be worth $11B (USD). Tom Horton, the CEO, said that after ...
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How can travel agents offer lower fares than what's listed at online travel sites?

What is the secret behind travel agents being able to offer airline tickets at rates lower than Expedia, Orbitz, CheapOair and other sites? No matter how hard I search online, it seems the agent ...
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Book airfare online or through agent?

What is the historically proved-cheaper method of booking a long distance international flight? I came to know of http://www.yapta.com and for mid may I booked a return from Toronto to New Delhi with ...
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For somebody that travels the same route over and over again, what are some ways to save on airfare?

I am an Indian immigrant currently living in Canada. My family is in India. As part of this arrangement, I need to travel back and forth between Toronto and new Delhi fairly frequently. (~2 times/yr, ...
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Are airline reward mile credit cards worth it?

I have excellent credit, and pay off my balances in full every month. I also do a lot of international traveling (5 to 6 times a year) but always fly different airlines (I look for the best value). ...
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Is sales tax charged on checked baggage fees?

When I buy airplane tickets online, I pay for associated taxes at the same time. But if I have luggage to check, that's a separate cost that gets added when I check in. Should I expect to pay ...
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When is the best time to buy airline tickets?

How long before a flight is the best time to get the lowest fares? Do prices on fare-finding sites change depending on the time of day or day of week? When is best?