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AMEX and Toronto Pearson in a unique partnership

AMEX privileges itself on exclusivity, doesn’t matter whether it’s exclusively high transaction charges or the amount of privileges it offers to its customers. I am a big fan of AMEX and enjoy the way they offer such a unique outstanding experience to their customers. Their Membership rewards program is one of the best programs to earn miles and avail related benefits such as AMEX lounges and Travel benefits. Continuing with the theme is the partnership AMEX has forged an exclusive partnership with Toronto Pearson airport whereby to market itself and show what special it has to offer across the range of its products. AMEX is offering free downloads of e-books, Wi-Fi to all the airport passengers, exclusive lounge access which is similar to the AMEX lounges…

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American Airlines, AMR take the bankruptcy protection route

After being the only major airline in the US history to not have filed one, American Airlines and its parent company AMR Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. There had been speculation going around ever since AMR shares suffered a hug 40% drop in October that airline may file for bankruptcy sooner or later to cut costs specially its labor costs which are currently the highest in the industry but the timing of this announcement seems to have caught everyone by surprise. While the bankruptcy protection gives AMR some elbow room in its ongoing discussions with the pilots and other work groups, it also renders the airline a ripe target for takeovers in an industry that is currently in a very fluid state…

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American Express adds Virgin America to Membership Rewards program

American Express just announced that it will be adding Virgin America to it’s Membership Rewards program. Beginning October 5, 2011 AMEX card members who are registered for the Membership Rewards program will be able to redeem their Membership Reward points for Virgin America Elevate points. The exact details of the tie-up are awaited. This is a welcome addition to the program after they lost Continental which ceases to be a partner of the Membership Rewards program from October 1, 2011 onwards. I will blog about further details as and when they become available.

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