Here's some stuff you might have missed over the past few days while you've been glued to the tube watching that phish-like Phelps guy go for the gold:
American Airlines has upped the ante yet again for those frequent fliers hoping to redeem miles. It'll now cost ya $50 plus 15,000 miles to upgrade from economy coach -- that's one way. Double the pleasure if you want roundtrip. It'll also take more miles to earn a roundtrip ticket. Changes take effect Oct. 1. Hey, American's not making the rules, here. They're just following the pack. Thanks, Delta.
And finally, some good news. If you flew overseas on British Airways or Virgin Atlantic sometime between August 2004 and March 2006, you may be entitled to a refund. Thanks to a class action lawsuit, the two airlines are offering cash refunds for a portion of the fuel surcharge you paid, according to the Washington Post. Refunds will range from $7-$34 for each roundtrip flight. If you have a big family, could add up to a nice chunka change. Get your cash here.
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