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Special Segment (Frequent Frenzy) #549053

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(No location given: Mike Jensen) Pros and cons of airline industry's frequent-flier programs examined. [PASSENGER - explains his method of earning money off program.] [PASSENGERS - defense their receipt of benefits at companies' expense.] National Basketball Association noted using arbitrator to resolve issue. [Player Jim PAXSON, team manager Harry GLICKMAN - disagree on who owns benefits of frequent-flier programs.] Suit brought by Southmark/Envicon Capital Corporation against several airlines for allegedly bribing its employees discussed. [United Airlines spokesperson John RUHAAK - defs. program.] IRS investigation into frequent-flier awards as possible taxable income noted. [Author John HOLLAND - explains necessary approach to taking advantage of programs.] [RUHAAK - opposes point selling.] [Ticket agent Vince AARZA - describes airlines' attitude toward point selling.] [Wendy's executive Tom SALOZEK - notes amount he's sold Aarza.] Ticket costs for William &Susan Rogers mentioned. [PASSENGERS - defense frequent-flier programs.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike

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