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Three Quick Ways to Score Frequent Flier Freebies on Facebook

March 1, 2011 at 8:40 AM | by | ()

Facebook is more useful than just stalking junior high school sweethearts, as now airlines are offering a chance to score some freebies. Sure frequent flier mile giveaways aren’t going to get you to Japan or Jakarta for free anytime soon, but any boost in your mileage bank account is welcome. So check out a few airlines giving away the goodies for free through social media, but remember to be nice and "Like" them first:

· American Airlines:
Not too long ago we were chatting about how American Airlines was using Twitter and Facebook specifically for their AAdvantage program. We wondered what the heck their Mystery Miles page was all about, and now we know. Provide your frequent flier number—and be their friends on Facebook—and you’ll be given some free miles. Freebies run from 100 to 100,000 miles. Unfortunately we only scored 100, but you have until March 31 to try for yourself.

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This Month is Now Free Facebook on Flights February, Across Seven Airlines

February 1, 2011 at 11:09 AM | by | ()

February may be better known as the shortest month of the year, but February 2011 is getting a second title: Free Facebook on Flights Month! Until the 28th, passengers on in-flight Gogo WiFi-equipped planes on Virgin America, Delta, AirTran, American Airlines, US Airways, United and Alaska Airlines will be able to access Facebook for free, at 35,000 feet.

Typically with Gogo in-flight internet, you'd be able to check out the airline's homepage for free, but then have to pay for a plan, starting at $4.95, to surf the rest of the internet.

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JetBlue Makes Facebook Places Finally Useful with Free TrueBlue Points

January 24, 2011 at 3:20 PM | by | ()

Who likes free stuff? Yea, duh, everyone. Well JetBlue has just announced a new Facebook app called "Go Places," which integrates with the Facebook Places function to automatically award TrueBlue members free points whenever they check in at an "official JetBlue airport location." Here's how it works:

· Know your TrueBlue info, specifically what email address you have it connected to and your TrueBlue member number (to find that, sign in on JetBlue's homepage and click to print your card. But don't print it, just jot down the numbers). If you're not a TrueBlue member yet, sign up here. It's free.

· Sign into Facebook and go here to connect your Facebook to the TrueBlue deal. You'll need to enter your email, TrueBlue # and give the app permissions.

Now for the free stuff...

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Will Facebook Places Become a Source for Travel Tips?

August 24, 2010 at 8:38 AM | by | ()

Have you played around yet with Facebook Places? The social media network's newest feature, this location-based networking, only recently launched and already we're brainstorming on how it could possibly affect the way we travel.

Like Foursquare, Facebook Places allows you to virtually "check in" wherever you are, with the ability to broadcast this information to your Facebook friends and leave tips for their future visits. On the other hand, Places does not have the addictive gaming element of Foursquare, since it doesn't award you badges or mayorships or anything to keep users coming back after the novelty wears off, and especially not after you've succesfully annoyed all 742 of your "friends" with a stream of wall post check-ins.

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