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Doesn’t Lufthansa sell partner airlines’ flights?

I tried to book a multi-city itinerary on Lufthansa's web site. I wanted to fly Lufthansa from Copenhagen via Frankfurt to Miami, a few days later a flight to Canada on a partner airline, and again some days later back to Copenhagen.

To Miami was no problem, but when I tried to add a flight from Miami to Canada told me no available flights were found, although there are flights available for sure. What's up?
Björn Persson

Airline Passenger Guru's response:
We checked it on Lufthansa's web site and you are right....
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Security illusion

Daniel Casillo (31) is having fun on August 10, 2012 while racing on jet skis in New York's Jamaica Bay, until his watercraft stalls. He calls for help, but to no avail. Thus, he starts to swim to the lights he sees.

He makes it to land, where the lights appear to be John F. Kennedy airport's runway lights. Casillo climbs an 8-foot barbed-wire perimeter fence and walks undetected across two runways into Delta Air Lines' terminal 3.

He is dripping wet and wears his bright yellow life jacket when a...

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How do I get a discount offer?

You are not anonymous if you are searching the internet for air fares. Cookies stored in your web browser may give online retailers clues as to your income bracket and price-sensitivity.

Your internet address may be linked to your physical address revealing whether you live in a rich or a poor area. This allows for price discrimination by sellers, which means they offer different prices to shoppers in different areas.

Online retailers can also buy individual shoppers' profiles from online-data-aggregation firms using price customization software. This allows

them to...
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Booking with miles

Is there a person or organization that you can pay to take on the job of getting me plane/seat reservations using miles? I have over 350,000 miles. Want to fly first or business on United/Star Alliance, Los Angeles (or San Francisco)-Osaka, Tokyo-Paris and Paris-Los Angeles on specific days.
Lawrence Read

Airline Passenger Guru's response:

It sounds like a lot of miles - 350,000 - and it is. But frequent flyer miles are subject to a high inflation rate. In fact, 350,000 miles is not enough to buy the ticket...
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Skytrax under investigation

Skytrax bills itself as "the world's largest and most Trusted Airline and Airport review site". The site ranks carriers in 2 ways. First, it runs a best airline award program based on airline passenger satisfaction surveys. This culminates in annual awards, which are subjective in nature. Second, it runs a star ranking program based on a quality analysis across many areas of airlines' product and service delivery. Thus, the star ranking is more objective in character. Despite this difference, the results of both programs should be consistent to be credible. Currently, there are five 5-star airlines: Asiana Airlines,
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A round-trip to Hong Kong for next to nothing

Some travelers bought first-class tickets to Hong Kong for just 4 frequent-flyer miles plus $40.50 in taxes and fees.

United Airlines sold them through its web site, writes The Wall Street Journal. Obviously, it was a mistake. The normal price amounts to at least 65,000 miles in coach or 140,000 in first class.

United announced it would not honor the reservations because the bookings resulted from a programming error. The carrier would give 

customers the choice of either keeping the reservations at regular mileage prices or receiving a...
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