Hilton HHonors

My Hotel Elite Status: Recap of 2016 And Looking Forward To 2017

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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 […]

Cheap Flights To Hawaii And Hong Kong, Instant Hotel Status And The Cheapest Way To Move Your Stuff Cross-Country

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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.

Braniff, Awesome! Who Does That Overhead Bin Belong To? The Best Of The Rest on August 9, 2015

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Don’t forget I’m giving away two months of your own free travel assistant to everyone. 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.  On a daily basis, I try to keep track of roughly 100 different blogs (try being the operative word) that have interesting things for you and I to learn from.  Some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others.   This is your […]

New American Service To Australia and Deep Discount Business Fares To Europe & South America. The Best of The Rest For Wednesday, June 12th, 2015

Travel Not To Escape Us

Today’s Best of the Rest features cheap business class fares to Europe and South America, new service to Australia from American Airlines and Qantas, and a potato chip calendar. Read more…

My Presentations From The DFW Frequent Traveler University

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I’m happy to share all of my slides from Frequent Traveler University, including detailed information about American Airlines AAdvantage, Club Carlson, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards, Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. I’m happy to answer any questions you have!

Hilton HHonors Points On Sale Via Daily Getaways Today

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If you’re a Hilton HHonors fan, there’s a decent offering via Daily Getaways today. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes.  It’s also important […]

Breaking Down The First Week Of Daily Getaways

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Daily Getaways are back and they start today. In case you’re not familiar, Daily Getaways are daily deals sponsored by the US Travel Association.  Some are better than others, so you need to think about whether you can take full advantage of the offer before buying. For the more popular offers, they will sell out quickly, which means being around right when they go on sale each day at 1:00 pm EDT.  Some offers will sell out in hours, some in minutes.  It’s also important to be patient.  If you click […]

Daily Getaways Offers Are Out! Starts In 1 Week

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Daily Getaways are right around the corner and they’ve released the first 3 weeks of offers.  If you’re unfamiliar, Daily Getaways are a curated set of travel deals sponsored by the US Travel Association. Probably the biggest early news is that there is no 10% discount for paying with an American Express card. The best example I can give for the impact on this are the Hyatt Gold Passport packages.  Last year, Daily Getaways offered 40,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points for $415, discounted to $373.50 for paying with an AMEX. […]