A Star Alliance Upstart Just Called Out Both United and Delta — and Could Save Us All

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    Copa wouldn’t seem like the most important airline to most US-based frequent flyers. But they’re a lot more important than you think, in several ways. Copa used to be majority-owned by Continental Airlines, and Copa took on a variant of the Continental logo and joined the old Onepass frequent flyer program. Continental started selling their investment in 2005, and the airline is independent now, but they’re pretty well integrated with United. Even now that they’re launching their own frequent flyer program there’s reciprocal upgrade benefits between the two airlines. And of course Copa is a member of the Star Alliance. Their brand new frequent flyer program which is about to launch is making a statement — and they’re calling out United and Delta while they do it. They’ve just e-mailed out this missive: Russ Hinckley… Continue reading A Star Alliance Upstart Just Called Out Both United and Delta — and Could Save Us All...

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