If you’re a business traveler, how do you pick what’s right for you?
I honestly thought this change to lifetime status with Hyatt was a bit of a typo when I first saw it. I thought maybe I wasn’t processing the information correctly. But, lifetime status with Hyatt is pretty darn awesome.
As you might imagine, I read quite a few travel blogs on a daily basis. I always start my day with world news. But, travel blogs are my guilty pleasure. When some folks reach for People, Cosmopolitan or other magazines you might find in the grocery store checkout lines, I’m checking out what my favorite blogs are saying.
There will be lots of first-time questions as folks get used to the new World of Hyatt programs. Here’s one from a reader on the free nights all top-tier members are expecting to receive in the next few days.
There’s very little that shocks me as it relates to the travel industry. A few hours later, I’m still shaking my head at the number I heard this morning related to the membership in Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest.
I knew that my January was going to be brutal on the road. It performed as advertised and I’m exhausted. There’s still 10 days left and I still have another business trip. Sandwiched in between I’ll need to find time to build two Pinewood Derby cars and help plan a birthday party for my soon-to-be 6-year old son. Here’s hoping February slows down a bit. To that end, I’m running way behind on laying out hotel and airline elite status plans for 2017. I’m still working on my flight activity […]
Elite status is a finicky thing. Once you have it, the perks can be quite addictive. I’ve just started to get a taste of Hilton Diamond status with some recent stays. Now, I’m wondering if I’ve got another year to try it out….
The true value of elite status comes from how often you can use the benefits. If you never earn a first class upgrade on an airline, getting them for free as a benefit is pretty useless. Similarly, if I don’t get suite upgrades from a hotel chain, the free upgrade benefit is kinda like a pet rock.