KRALEV: Airlines curb ‘award’ tickets

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Asked why United feels a need to filter award seats after a partner airline has already decided to offer them, Mr. Kovick said: “It is an ongoing balance of ensuring we meet our customers’ interest in award travel on partner carriers with United’s need to generate revenue on our own flights.”

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Nicholas Kralev ON THE FLY

Nicholas Kralev ON THE FLY

Nicholas Kralev was The Washington Times’ former diplomatic correspondent. His travels around the world with four secretaries of state — Hillary Rodham Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright — as well as his other reporting overseas trips inspired his new weekly column, “On the Fly.” He is a former writer for the weekend edition of the Financial Times ...

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