What a long, strange trip it’s been. American Airlines is treating some of their best customers like they did a long time ago. The airline industry has been through so much the past 20 years. I traveled a bit here and there for work in the 90s. I never really traveled enough to earn elite status until 2000, and then started chasing status in earnest in the wake of 9/11 as business travel returned. Leading up to 9/11 my father was a road warrior who traveled almost exclusively with TWA. […]
We all know airlines and hotels are hurting right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal. In a nod to the reality that 2021 isn’t likely to be a “normal” travel year, some brands are already making big moves. Hilton was the first hotel chain to lower elite status requirements for next year. Airlines are jumping in, with American Airlines going first and United not far behind. But, it’s not just enough to lower status requirements. That only helps generate revenue if people want to travel and your value proposition makes them […]
If you’ve been thinking about an Apple purchase, today is the day to pull the trigger. It’s also a great reminder of the value of airline shopping portals, like we discussed recently on my podcast Miles To Go. Multiple airline shopping portals are offering bonus miles today for purchases from Apple. United Airlines is offering 5 miles per dollar for Apple purchases today. If you haven’t shopped through the United Airlines shopping portal, you can also probably double dip with this new member offer. Or, if a member of your […]
Remember the olden days of the US Airways Grand Slam promotion? This won’t get you back to those heights, but you might score a few free miles. If you’re trying to earn bonus miles for family travel, it’s worth taking a peek to see if you can add a few miles here and there.
Hyatt is offering points and miles on all Hyatt Place and Hyatt House stays through the end of June, 2018. As Hilton does away with the Double Dip, Hyatt temporarily creates their own version with two promos!
Ah, yield management. It appears American Airlines has been tinkering with their award availability. The results are a likely improvement for many customers, especially if you don’t live in a hub.