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HIGH FREQUENCY

MILES TO GO: This month sees the launch of three major frequent flyer programs to replace Asia's disappearing Passages plan: KrisFlyer from Singapore Airlines, Enrich from Malaysia Airlines and Asia Miles from Cathay Pacific. While the three programs award points in all classes (including economy) and cover a roster of hotel and travel partners, there are minor differences--like Enrich's $20 joining fee for non-Malaysian residents--so it pays to compare. Find out more at www.singaporeair.com/ff_frame.html for KrisFlyer; www.asiamiles.com for the Cathay plan (which extends to its fellow airlines in the "oneworld" alliance); and http://malaysia-airlines.com/enrich for the Malaysia Airlines deal.




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February 8, 1999

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This month sees the launch of three major frequent flyer programs to replace Asia's disappearing Passages plan

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