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Lots Of Hub Fare War Activity!

USAirways goes after Continental hubs:
Cleveland-Houston-$108+ RT
Boston-Houston-$108+ RT
Cleveland-S. Francisco-$158+ RT
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Northwest also takes a shot at Continental hubs:
Newark-Honolulu-$351+ RT
Cleveland-Honolulu-$390+ RT
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Delta going after USAirways:
Philadelphia-Honolulu-$403+ RT
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And finally, Continental goes after Delta’s hubs:
Atlanta-Honolulu-$392+ RT
Cincinnati-Honolulu-$406+ RT
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Hot! Canon SD600 Now Just $220.99 Shipped From Amazon!

Update 3: Now only $203.99! Be sure to email amazon for a price adjustment if you have already bought this!
Update 2: Now only $209.99!
Update: Get this camera now for just $213.99!!!
Discuss This At Ctownforums!
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$10 Off $30 Coupon At Buy.com Extended!

Buy.com has just extended the $10 off $30 coupon for using google checkout until 8:00pm est-11/06/06!
1 more week of bargains!
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Credit Card Profile #3-American AAdvantage Citibank Consumer And Business Mastercard.

American AAdvantage Citibank Consumer MC
American AAdvantage Citibank Business MC

I ranked the AA card as follows in the following categories:
Best Credit Cards To Use And Spend To Earn Miles: Tie-#4
Best Credit Cards To Have For Miscellaneous Benefits: #2 and #3
Best Credit Cards To Churn: Tie-#3
Credit Cards Good For A One-Time Bonus: Unranked

Key facts:
-Signup Bonus: 20,000 miles for the consumer card and 20,000 miles for the business card.
-Annual fee: None for 1 year, $75(business)-$85(consumer) subsequent years.
-Signup Bonus Earned: After first purchase.
-Maximum points that can be earned in 1 year from spending: Consumer-100,000, Business-150,000. AAdvantage Elite Members-Unlimited.
Maximum Number Of Times The Signup Bonus Can Be Earned: Currently Unlimited!
Maximum Number Of AA Cards You Can Have Open At One Time: No clue, but I have gone up to 3 of both the consumer and business at one time without a problem!
Minimum Wait Time Between Applying For The Consumer And Business Card: None, you can apply for both on the same day.
Minimum Wait Time Between Applying For The Same (AA Consumer Or Business) Card Again: 60 Days.

Reason for the #4 ranking in “Cards To Use And Spend To Earn Miles” category :
-AAdvantage miles are arguably the most valuable of the mileage currencies, making this the best non-Amex card to use. You get 1 mile per dollar spent.
The recommendation to use this card to spend and earn miles only applies to where an Amex is not accepted!
(All purchases that can be made with an Amex should be made with the Starwood card as then you will get 1.25 miles per dollar spent, and those points are fully transferable into any airline program that you want. Plus items bought on the starwood comes with all of Amex’s exclusive return privileges and other purchase benefits)

Reasons for the #2 and #3 ranking in “Miscellaneous Benefits” category:
-Having the card allows you to redeem select mileage awards for 7,500 miles less than non-cardholders.
-Once per year Consumer card holders (Hence the reason for the higher consumer card ranking) can ship 2 pieces of luggage door-to door for free!

Reason for being ranked #2 in the “best credit cards to churn” category:
-You can reapply and get the miles for each flavor(Consumer and business) every 60 days!
-See above and see the How To Cancel A Credit Card post for more info on churning cards.

Reason for being unranked in the “Credit Cards Good For A One-Time Bonus” category:
-You can earn the bonus more than once!

Other facts:
-When you threaten to cancel the card they will sometimes give you a special offer like triple miles, 5,000 bonus miles, or a free AA companion ticket…


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S. Francisco For $158+ RT On United!

Definitely some bad blood between United and USAirways here folks…
PIT-SFO
CLT-SFO
Check valid dates by clicking on the city pairs above and then book directly at united.com

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Vegas For $108+ RT On United!!!

As always, fares are valid in either direction.
Looks to me like United is picking a hub fight with fellow Star-Alliance member USAirways!
CLT-LAS
PHL-LAS
PIT-LAS
RDU-LAS
Check valid dates by clicking on the city pairs above and then book directly at united.com

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Ends Tonight! 320 GB External Hard Drive For Just $122.90 Shipped-NO REBATES!!!

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Ends Tonight! 1 GB USB Flash Drive For Just $5.95 Shipped After $15 Rebate/Coupon!

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Ends Tonight! 250 GB External Hard Drive For Just $79.95 Shipped After $10 Rebate/Coupon!

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Free Download Of Microsoft Accounting 2007!!!

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It’s a big download, so you might want to click on the demo button before getting it!

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2 Pack Of 7 Port USB/Firewire Hubs For $19.99 Shipped!

Update: Sold Out!
This is today’s woot, so you have until 1:00 AM EDT, or until it sells out if you want it!
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HURRY!!! BOILING HOT!!! PRICE MISTAKE!!! CHARLOTTE TO BARBADOS FOR $28+ RT!!!

Update 3: 12:35pm-Deal Is Now Finally Dead!!! The Current Fare For This Market Has Been Corrected To Over $500!
Update 2: 11:00am-Once again only available on Travelocity, every other site has corrected the error!
Update: 1:20am-This is now bookable directly at delta.com for $100.00 round trip including all international taxes!
Plus when you book at delta.com you have until 11:59pm the day after you book the ticket to request a full refund!!!

This is a confirmed price mistake!
Check for valid dates by clicking here,
and then book at travelocity.
Sample valid dates that priced out for me are 12/07-12/14.
The $28 fare after all international taxes and travelocity service fees becomes $110 Round Trip, but is still hundreds of dollars less than it should be!!!
This fare is not bookable at delta.com, orbitz, or expedia.
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HP Photo Printer For Just $9.99 After Rebate/Coupon!

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Boiling Hot! $10 Off $30 At Buy.com With Google Checkout!!!

Update: $10 Off $30 Coupon Expires Today!
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It’s Back Again! $25 Restaurant Certificates For $4 Or Less!!!!!

Update: 60% Off Coupon Expires Today!
Be sure to use the link below so you can support this site while you save!
Kosher restaurants include:
Chicago:
-BB’s Bagels-Category: American-$10 Off $15 Certificate For $1.20
-De’nali’s-Category: Vegetarian-$10 Off $20 Certificate For $1.20
-Michael C’s-Category: Jewish/Kosher-$25 Off $25 Certificate For $4
Los Angeles:
-Delice Bakery-Category: Jewish/Kosher-$25 Off $25 Certificate For $4
Miami:
-Tea For Two-Category: Italian-$10 Off $15 Certificate For $1.20 or $25 Off $35 Certificate For $4
New York:
-Abigael’s-Category: American-$25 Off $35 Certificate For $4
-Bistro Grill-Category: French-$25 Off $25 Certificate For $4
-Domani’s Ristorante-Category: Italian-$25 Off $25 Certificate For $4
-Park East Grill-Category: Jewish/Kosher-$25 Off $25 Certificate For $4
-Talia’s Steakhouse-Category: Jewish/Kosher-$25 Off $35 Certificate For $4
If You Find Any More Kosher Restaurants Then Please Post A Comment!
Please Note: Certificates are valid for dine-in only, and may have other restrictions!
To get the $4 price at Park East Grill or Talia’s Steakhouse, you must purchase a $25 gift certificate for a “friend” in the “give a gift” section, and then redeem that restaurant.com GC for the actual restaurant certificate that you want…
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Use code (Exp. 10/31): 44355

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Boiling Hot! 80 GB External Hard Drive For Just $29.95 Shipped After $20 Rebate!

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Get An Auto Insurance Quote And Get 500 Delta Miles!

Update: My 500 free miles posted in just 4 days!
Quote Linky-IE only!
Just select free auto quote…

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Apple Certified Refurbished Ipods Starting At Just $29!!!

Here is the current refurbished lineup:
512 MB Shuffle-$29
1 GB Shuffle-$59
2 GB Nano-$99
4 GB Nano-$149
4 GB Mini-$99
6 GB Mini-$129
30 GB Video-$179
The following link is for the 6GB Mini.
All of the other ones can be found by clicking on the following link and then clicking on “Refurbished Ipod” under the “special deals” section in the left sidebar.
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Buy it with your new Starwood Consumer card and get a 90-day return privilege and an extra year warranty!

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Credit Card Profile #2-Amex Business Platinum Charge Card…

The only reason I know anything about this card is because I got it for free for the first year.
However I really like this card…just not enough to cover the $300 annual fee!!!
What does it get you?
Way too many stuff to post here, but some of the main benefits that I use are:

-Free unlimited access for you and your companions/family to Continental, Delta, And Northwest Airport Clubs!
-If any item (up to $10,000)is lost within 90 days of purchase, the money will be refunded!
-Free elite status with Avis, Hertz, and National Rental cars.
-Free Gold elite status with Starwood.
-Many, many more benefits…
Amex Business Platinum Charge Card

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How To Cancel A Credit Card!

The post you have all been (not so) patiently waiting for!!!

Who ever said you should cancel the card?!?
Strategy:
November 1: Apply for an American card (first year fee-free.)
November 10: Receive the card with a credit limit of $10,000.
November 26: Make a $1 purchase.
December 10: Get the statement along with 20,001 Aadvantage miles.
January 1: Apply for another American card (first year fee-free.)
January 10: Receive the 2nd card with a credit limit of $9,000.
January 26: Make a $1 purchase on the 2nd card.
February 10: Get the statement for the 2nd card along with 20,001 Aadvantage miles.
February 11: Call up Citi to combine the 1st card’s credit limit into the 2nd card.
You now are back down to just 1 American card, with a $19,000 credit limit, and didn’t have to go through the usual hassles of cancelling a card!
The fee-free year now goes until the next January!
Plus, having a high and unused credit limit is very good for your credit!

I’m sure that the day will come when Chase and Citi will restrict the signup bonus to be once in a lifetime (like AMEX has always done)
However until they do that there is nothing against their own rules to earn the bonus multiple times!

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Free $10 Gas Card!

Will it definitely come? I have no clue! But the survey will just take 1 minute…
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Buenos Aires To São Paulo For $95+ RT!!!

LAN Argentina is starting to fly non-stop from EZE to GRU on December 4th and is kicking it off with an amazing sale!
Let me tell you, there’s nothing in the world quite like Rodizio-hopping in Brazil!!!
Book at lan.com

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Win Delta Tickets For Life!

I usually don’t post contests here, but 2,500,000 miles and $25,000 cash is one cool prize!
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Credit Card Profile #1-Starwood Consumer And Business Amex.

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There are 2 separate cards, the Starwood consumer and business card, however I will lump them together for this review due to their similarities.

The Starwood Consumer card is the best card to use for everyday spending, period. (As far as I can tell only the consumer card, not the business card, has the 90 day return privilege as outlined below.)

I ranked the Starwood card as follows in the following categories:
Best Credit Cards To Use And Spend To Earn Miles: #1 and #2
Best Credit Cards To Have For Miscellaneous Benefits: #4 and #5
Best Credit Cards To Churn: Unranked
Credit Cards Good For A One-Time Bonus: Tie-#3

Key facts:
-Signup Bonus: 10,000 points for the consumer card and 10,000 points for the business card.
-Annual fee: None for 1 year, $30 subsequent years.
-Signup Bonus Earned: After first purchase.
-Maximum points that can be earned in 1 year from spending: Unlimited.

Before applying for the Starwood card you should first become a Starwood Preferred Guest Member

Reasons for the #1 ranking in “Cards To Use And Spend To Earn Miles” category :
1. Points can be transferred into almost any mileage program in the world! Instead of having your miles tied into 1 airline, you can have the flexibility to move them into any airline right when you need to travel!!
2. You get 25% bonus miles when transferring at least 20,000 points into miles, i.e. 20,000 starwood points=25,000 miles on an airline of your choice!!
3. How do you get 20,000 points? Just apply for the consumer and business card and you’ll have the 20,000 points!
4. Unlike on most airline cards, the Starwood card has no limit to the amount of points that can be earned in a year.
5. Free hotel nights start at just 2,000 points!
6. (Almost) Anything you buy has a 90 day return privilege! Not happy with it? Return to Amex and get your money back!!!
7. (Almost) Anything you buy will get a free additional year of warranty support from Amex.
8. (Almost) Anything you buy will have a 90 day protection against accidental damage and theft.

Reasons for the #3 and #4 ranking in “Miscellaneous Benefits” category:
-90 Day return privilege for the consumer card.
-When you have the card you get Preferred Plus status in the Starwood Guest Program, which gets you:
-Guaranteed 4pm checkouts at any starwood property (sheraton, westin, etc.)
-Free point transfers between household starwood accounts
-A complimentary upgrade to a Preferred Room when available at check-in!
-4 miles per dollar spent at Starwood hotels.
-Spend $30,000 in a calandar year and get Starwood Gold status.

Reason for being unranked in the “best credit cards to churn” category:
-The signup bonus can only be earned once.

Reason for being ranked #3 in the “Credit Cards Good For A One-Time Bonus” category:
-Even if you don’t want to use the card, applying for the 2 cards will give you a free ticket on airline that you want!

Other facts:
-The starwood card is one of the only avenues for Americans to earn miles from a credit card on Cathay Pacific.
Cathay Pacific has some of the cheapest mileage awards in the industry, charging just 60,000 miles to go from New York to Europe in business class on its’ OneWorld partner, British Airways.
-You can get another 2,500 free points by calling up Amex after you get the card to add an additional fee-free cardholder to your account!

©2006 Ctownbochur.com
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Buenos Aires To São Paulo For $95+ RT!!!

LAN Argentina is starting to fly non-stop from EZE to GRU on December 4th and is kicking it off with an amazing sale!
Let me tell you, there’s nothing in the world quite like Rodizio-hopping in Brazil!!!
Book at lan.com

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Win Delta Tickets For Life!

I usually don’t post contests here, but 2,500,000 miles and $25,000 cash is one cool prize!
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Credit Card Profile #1-Starwood Consumer And Business Amex.

Starwood Consumer Amex Signup Linky
Starwood Business Amex Signup Linky

There are 2 separate cards, the Starwood consumer and business card, however I will lump them together for this review due to their similarities.

The Starwood Consumer card is the best card to use for everyday spending, period. (As far as I can tell only the consumer card, not the business card, has the 90 day return privilege as outlined below.)

I ranked the Starwood card as follows in the following categories:
Best Credit Cards To Use And Spend To Earn Miles: #1 and #2
Best Credit Cards To Have For Miscellaneous Benefits: #4 and #5
Best Credit Cards To Churn: Unranked
Credit Cards Good For A One-Time Bonus: Tie-#3

Key facts:
-Signup Bonus: 10,000 points for the consumer card and 10,000 points for the business card.
-Annual fee: None for 1 year, $30 subsequent years.
-Signup Bonus Earned: After first purchase.
-Maximum points that can be earned in 1 year from spending: Unlimited.

Before applying for the Starwood card you should first become a Starwood Preferred Guest Member

Reasons for the #1 ranking in “Cards To Use And Spend To Earn Miles” category :
1. Points can be transferred into almost any mileage program in the world! Instead of having your miles tied into 1 airline, you can have the flexibility to move them into any airline right when you need to travel!!
2. You get 25% bonus miles when transferring at least 20,000 points into miles, i.e. 20,000 starwood points=25,000 miles on an airline of your choice!!
3. How do you get 20,000 points? Just apply for the consumer and business card and you’ll have the 20,000 points!
4. Unlike on most airline cards, the Starwood card has no limit to the amount of points that can be earned in a year.
5. Free hotel nights start at just 2,000 points!
6. (Almost) Anything you buy has a 90 day return privilege! Not happy with it? Return to Amex and get your money back!!!
7. (Almost) Anything you buy will get a free additional year of warranty support from Amex.
8. (Almost) Anything you buy will have a 90 day protection against accidental damage and theft.

Reasons for the #3 and #4 ranking in “Miscellaneous Benefits” category:
-90 Day return privilege for the consumer card.
-When you have the card you get Preferred Plus status in the Starwood Guest Program, which gets you:
-Guaranteed 4pm checkouts at any starwood property (sheraton, westin, etc.)
-Free point transfers between household starwood accounts
-A complimentary upgrade to a Preferred Room when available at check-in!
-4 miles per dollar spent at Starwood hotels.
-Spend $30,000 in a calandar year and get Starwood Gold status.

Reason for being unranked in the “best credit cards to churn” category:
-The signup bonus can only be earned once.

Reason for being ranked #3 in the “Credit Cards Good For A One-Time Bonus” category:
-Even if you don’t want to use the card, applying for the 2 cards will give you a free ticket on airline that you want!

Other facts:
-The starwood card is one of the only avenues for Americans to earn miles from a credit card on Cathay Pacific.
Cathay Pacific has some of the cheapest mileage awards in the industry, charging just 60,000 miles to go from New York to Europe in business class on its’ OneWorld partner, British Airways.
-You can get another 2,500 free points by calling up Amex after you get the card to add an additional fee-free cardholder to your account!

©2006 Ctownbochur.com
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Brand New Credit Card Roundup!!!

Last Updated 10/30:12:30pm
Over the next week I will iy”h go through the details of each of these categories and the cards within them, and make a post on the best strategy on how to cancel the cards. But for now, as promised, here is the list!

Best Credit Cards To Use And Spend To Earn Miles:
1. Starwood Consumer Amex
2. Starwood Business Amex
3. Amex Business Platinum Charge Card
4. American AAdvantage Citibank Consumer MC
T4. American AAdvantage Citibank Business MC
6. Jetblue Business Amex
7. Jetblue Consumer Amex
8. Delta Consumer Amex
9. Delta Business Amex

Best Credit Cards To Have For Miscellaneous Benefits:
1. Amex Business Platinum Charge Card
2. American AAdvantage Citibank Consumer MC
3. American AAdvantage Citibank Business MC
4. Starwood Consumer Amex
5. Starwood Business Amex
6. Jetblue Business Amex
7. Jetblue Consumer Amex
8. Continental Business Chase MC
9. Continental Consumer Chase MC
10. Delta Business Amex

Best Credit Cards To Churn:
1. United Consumer Chase Visa
T1. United Business Chase Visa
3. American AAdvantage Citibank Consumer MC
T3. American AAdvantage Citibank Business MC
5. Continental Business Chase MC
6. Continental Consumer Chase MC

Credit Cards Good For A One-Time Bonus:
1. Delta Consumer Amex
2. Delta Business Amex
T3. Starwood Consumer Amex
T3. Starwood Business Amex
5. Jetblue Business Amex
6. Jetblue Consumer Amex

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Airfare Alerts for The Day!

The following airfares, valid both directions, have been published today at historically low prices:
Available Now:
United: Boston-Phoenix=$118+RT
United: Charlotte-Phoenix=$118+RT
Available Soon!
Continental: Pittsburgh-Dallas=$138+RT
United: NYC-Burbank=$178+RT
Look up valid dates above, and book at united.com or continental.com

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Coming Soon: Brand New Roundup Of The Best Credit Cards To Use And Churn!!!

Be sure to stop by later to check it out!

Usually when I post a roundup I get about 35 emails asking what happens when you apply to too many of these cards…
Don’t worry about it!!!
I personally have applied for and received dozens of credit cards this year.
What has my score done this past year?
Gone up by 50 points!
Yes it will go down when you initially apply for a bunch of cards, but as you pay them off your score will only go higher than it started off at!
So go ahead and apply for a bunch of cards and travel the world for free!!!

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300,000 Hits!

Per Yankydoodle’s request, here’s our requisite odometer picture…

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Cheap Pennsylvania Fares On United!

Pittsburgh-Las Vegas: $118+ RT
Pittsburgh-Phoenix: $118+ RT
Philadelphia-Las Vegas: $118+ RT
Check valid dates by clicking above. Book at united.com

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$5 Off $50 Purchase At BJ’s Wholesale!

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AA Joins In The Fare War!!!

AA has just matched the $36 deal as well!
Valid to/from Chicago/ORD to all 3 NYC airports-LGA, JFK, and EWR!!!!
Fare rules are the same as Jetblue’s:
Tickets must be booked by October 27, 11:59 PM MT.
Travel is good between 01/04/07 and 02/15/07
Bookable now at aa.com
The Chicago-NYC deal is now valid on American, ATA, Airtran, And Jetblue!

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First 2 Price-Matches Are In!

Airtran and ATA have both matched Jetblue’s $36 sale.
Airtran flies from Chicago Midway(MDW) to Newark(EWR)
Now bookable at airtran.com
ATA flies from Chicago Midway(MDW)to New York/LGA
ata.com
Both have the exact same fare rules as Jetblue.

As more airlines get their matches in, Ctownbochur.com will be the first site on the web to let you know!

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Chicago Fare Wars, Here We Come!

As I wrote exactly 3 weeks ago on October 5th:
“Prediction: Expect big Chicago-New York fare wars to erupt in the coming weeks!”

Several airlines have just filed for fare matches to go into effect in the next few hours to join into the Chicago fun, stay tuned for the latest info!

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SMOKING HOT!!! Jetblue $36 Sale To/From ORD!!!

Update 2: I booked a ticket from ord to lgb from 01/21 to 01/28, the round-trip price including tax was just $90!
Update: Dates are getting sold out quickly, hurry up and book now!
Jetblue is offering $36+ one way fares to or from Chicago O’ Hare(ORD) and Long Beach, CA(LGB) or NYC/JFK.
Tickets must be booked by October 27, 11:59 PM MT.
Travel is good between 01/04/07 and 02/15/07
Cheap tickets are also good between jfk and lgb by booking 2 seperate tickets, one from lgb-ord and one from ord-jfk.
-this post sent from my treo, more details to come…

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15% Off At American Eagle Online Or In-Store!

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10% Off Any AA Flight To/From Chicago O’Hare!

Just send a text message saying “World” to 88398
Limit 1 code per cell phone number.
Code rules:
Book by 12/19/06
Travel by 3/31/07
Valid on any ticket $150 or more.
Valid one time for up to 6 passengers.

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United And American At It Again…NYC-Denver For $118+ RT…

Yesterday UA published a fare from nyc to dfw, an aa fortress hub for $118.
Does AA match that?
No.
They publish a $118 into DEN, a UA hub…
Bookable now at aa.com with the same fare rules as the nyc-dfw $118 ticket…

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