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Travel Clinic: Why it's so hard to spend airmiles


Why is it so difficult sometimes to spend your frequent flyer miles? You decide where you want to go - only to find your airline doesn't offer you any availability on the route you want.

Travel expert Simon Calder looks at how airlines allocate their free seats and offers other travel tips.

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