Air miles sales increasingly bolster carriers’ profits

Aaron Schrank Apr 3, 2017
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Air miles sales increasingly bolster carriers’ profits

Aaron Schrank Apr 3, 2017
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Flying can be a hassle nowadays, but when you pay for your flight with air miles, maybe that takes some of the sting out of it. It’s a sweet deal for the airlines too — some carriers could soon start to make more profit from selling air miles than from selling regular tickets. 

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