Miles And Points

Cheap Flights To Europe, Alaska Airlines Publishes New Award Chart And An Interesting AAdvantage Promo With Hilton

Text I Love Travel

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.

Southwest Changes Their Mind On Companion Pass Changes

Southwest Airlines 737 Commercial Jet Airplane

The Southwest Airlines companion pass remains one of the most valuable benefits of any airline loyalty program in the US. Timed correctly, you can get 2 years of free flights for your companion. Southwest apparently listened to the feedback from customers this week and rolled out a modification to their earlier change.

A Big Change To The Rules For Earning The Southwest Companion Pass

Southwest Logo

The Southwest Airlines companion pass remains one of the most valuable benefits of any airline loyalty program in the US. Timed correctly, you can get 2 years of free flights for your companion. Southwest is changing the rules for how you earn a companion pass. This one’s gonna sting a bit.

Starwood Preferred Guest Gives Us Notice When Virgin America Partnership Is Ending

Alaska_Virgin_hero_no-text-FINAL

One of the most valuable benefits of the SPG program is the transfer ratio to many airlines. Because of the transfer ratio between Virgin America and Alaska Airlines, there’s an opportunity right now to earn a 60% bonus on your Starpoints. That will be going away shortly.

Which Airline Should I Focus On For Elite Status In 2017?

People-Spam phone bad call business communications businessman work

It’s that time of year where I need to start making strategic decisions for elite status in 2017. I’ve been fiercely loyal to American for a decade. Are the changes over the past two years enough to blunt that (some would argue misplaced) loyalty? Has United regressed just as much in that timeframe? Where does a business traveler with my travel patterns put his business in 2017?