A 20% discount on Marriott gift cards is identical to the biggest discount I’ve ever seen from them. It might seem like a slam dunk to stock up. Is it?
From time to time, my daughter gets the urge to write a blog post. She was talking about all the places she wants to visit when it’s safe to travel. Next thing I know (without any urging from me) she wrote a blog post about her top 5 places she wants to visit. If you enjoy this post, you can check out some of her previous posts. Without further ado, here you go….. Hi everyone! My name is Cat! You may have heard of me before, for my dad has written […]
We’re stuck inside and it’s time to start dreaming! An African safari has been a dream of mine for some time. Sure, we’ve seen the animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But, we know that’s nowhere close to a true safari. Every time we go to Disney it whets our appetite for that dream trip to Africa. That’s why I tracked down Stefan Krasowski, a well-traveled expert on the region. He’s been on the show with me before, talking about how to plan a safari for under $100 a day. That’s […]
A management employee at United Airlines reached out to me in regards to recent articles I published reflecting how United is reacting to the COVID-19 scare. Through those conversations, we agreed to have them provide their thoughts on the current state of the management culture. In light of the current bailout of the airlines and their performance over the past two decades, the thoughts shared here seem relevant for us, the taxpayer. These thoughts are not my own. I summarize my thoughts at the bottom of the article. The bailout has been […]
United has given us a bit more of the picture as it relates to elite status qualification requirements. They’ve made significant reductions for folks looking to qualify for a higher elite level and plan to make more changes for 2021. They also will be announcing a path to earn status easier through credit card spending.
United Airlines announced they were extending elite status for all elite members through January, 2022. They also announced extension of memberships and subscriptions like United Club and EconomyPlus.
Delta is the first major airline to announced an extension of elite status and related benefits due to the coronavirus crisis. They won’t be the last. The move is all positive and I expect United and American to follow suit shortly. I also expect incentives to travel later in the year if the public health situation allows for it.