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‘We both should have known better’

Jonathan Quinn and his wife attended a sales presentation by WorldQuest International at the Hilton Conquistador in Tucson, Ariz. The pitch involved joining their club to get cheaper travel deals.

“It was quite a high-pressure sales pitch, where the presenters painted a picture of deep discounts on travel, from air fares to cruises,” Quinn says. “Although we both should have known better, we nonetheless bought into their services.”
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Are loyalty programs a fool’s game?

Today is Frequent Flier Appreciation Day, better known as April Fool’s Day.

At least that’s the way hundreds of thousands of disillusioned United Airlines Mileage Plus members see it after their program was unceremoniously devalued last month. One of them is Ben Lawrance, who, for more than a decade flew on United or one of its Star Alliance partners “almost exclusively” to build and maintain his elite status.
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Is Global Vacation Network trying to scam us?

The postcard in our mail looked authentic — a “parcel” notification from an overnight delivery service. It was addressed to my better half, and without giving it a second thought, she called the phone number to find out when she could pick up the package.he
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