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SPG Hot Escapes Through July 4th, 2015

SPG Hot Escapes are discounts for travel over the next 6 weeks at Starwood Preferred Guest properties worldwide.  They’re released every Wednesday at 6am Eastern time.  You have until Saturday to book them.  The discounts generally range from 15% to 35%, with some rare discounts as high as 50% or 60%. SPG Members get an additional 5% discount (listed in orange under the advertised rate). This is probably one of the thinner weeks, with a few values in Asia.  There are some luxury properties on the list this week that […]

Up to 6,000 Miles For A New Hotel Booking And Plenty Of Cheap Fares To Europe And Asia. The Best of the Rest on Monday, May 25, 2015

Up to 6,000 miles for a new hotel booking, tons of cheap fares to Europe and Asia and the Best of the Rest for Monday….

American Airlines Announces Their First 787 Routes

It’s finally time to fly an American Airlines 787.  Ever since I took off on the inaugural 787 Dreamliner flight from the US to Tokyo, I’ve been excited for the day my favorite airline starts flying the 787.  American has officially announced their initial routes, all of which go on sale tomorrow, February 14th: Similar to United, American plans to fly their 787s between domestic hubs for a month or so to work out the kinks.  In this instance, American Airlines will begin twice daily service between DFW and ORD […]

American Airlines and US Airways To Combine Loyalty Programs In First Half of 2015

Doug Parker was interviewed recently by Business Travel News.  There were a couple of nuggets for people trying to get a sense of what’s coming up as the merger progresses. The loyalty programs will be combined in the first 6 months of 2015. From the customer standpoint, what’s the next major milestone to be reached in the merger? There are a series of them, but the next major one will be the integration of the frequent-flyer programs. They’re separate today, and we’re planning to integrate those [in the first half […]