American Airlines Appears To Be Removing $75 Fee For Last-Minute Award Tickets

We have another sign that variable award tickets are coming soon to American Airlines. They’re moving to eliminate close-in booking fees for award tickets that regular members of the AAdvantage program pays. In this case, the elimination of the fee may fall into the category of “be careful what you wish for”.

Does Excellent Customer Service Still Exist? What About Good Manners?

The flying experience can be so much more then getting from point A to point B.  With so many complications arising and service levels eroding generally, many people feel more like they’re boarding a flying bus than the upscale experience of my father’s age of flying.   I wanted to share the story of a day where travel plans went awry, and yet it turned out to be a great day for a number of reasons.  The story also includes a flight crew that made our day extra special in […]

An Interesting Deal To Stretch Your Wyndham Rewards Points

Stretching your points is key to saving money on vacation, especially when traveling as a family. With hotel occupancy increasingly high it can be tough to find availability when you want to travel. A Wyndham promotion might just be an answer to your vacation search.

Hyatt Credit Card Members Now Earn Bonus Points At SLH Properties

Hyatt has been on a bit of a growth tear over the past 12 months.  The biggest part of that growth has been the integration of Small Luxury Hotels of the World into World of Hyatt.  They started this in late 2018 and have now expanded the partnership to over 200 hotels.  With that and other additions, such as Thompson, Joie de Vivre and Alila hotels, Hyatt now has over 1,000 hotels where you can earn and redeem points. Hyatt Credit Card Bonus Points At SLH Properties Effective immediately, both […]

My 2019 Mid-Year Hotel Status Check

We’re halfway through the year and it’s time to look at what’s working and what’s not with hotel status. My patterns have followed largely what I thought they would have in 2019. I’m further ahead than I want to be in some respects, with too much time on the road. What’s your year look like chasing hotel elite status?