High On Miles

Road Notes

  • Delta Air Lines (http://www.delta-air.com) has announced that SkyMiles members who fly on qualifying Air France flights will earn base miles and segments which will count toward Medallion status. Frequent-flier points may also be accrued on all Air France-coded flights worldwide and redeemed on all Air France operated flights.
  • Alamo Rent-A-Car has relaunched its website (http://www.alamo.com) which now features a streamlined, four-step reservation process. The site allows users to comparison shop and make informed rental decisions based on a vehicle's size, cost, capacity, and actual availability at any Alamo location in the country.
  • Budget Rent a Car has scrapped its BidBudget program that lets travelers name their own price for a rental in favor of a partnership with priceline.com. Under the new plan, travelers will be able to make a bid on a car through priceline.com (http://www.priceline.com) instead of at the Budget Web site.

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This article was originally published in the March 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: High On Miles.

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