I recall a conversation with my father-in-law a number of years ago where he was taking about points he earned with a Navy Federal credit card. He felt like no matter how much he spent on the card he never got any worthwhile travel rewards. Because of that, he assumed there was no reason to bother collecting points and miles. It’s a discussion I’ve had dozens of times over the years with folks and likely half a dozen with my father-in-law (I’m a glutton for punishment). How you earn points […]
Recent Experience Shows How Marriott Properties Treat Award Bookings Differently Than Paid Bookings
Since Marriott acquired Starwood Preferred Guest a few years ago, the number of paid stays I’ve had with Marriott have been steadily dropping. It didn’t start out intentional, but I did find myself booking fewer and fewer Marriott stays . I don’t go out of my way to avoid Marriott. But, I used to go out of my way to stay with SPG. As the years have gone by, a number of changes have caused me to continue moving business elsewhere. Marriott has been fairly intentional in establishing a loyalty […]
New Miles to Go Episode! All About Marriott/SPG & Alliance Partner Award Booking
This week Ed is joined by Gary Leff from View from the Wing for a deep dive on the most asked questions about the changes to Marriott and SPG’s new program – there’s so much that we couldn’t get to it all! Summer Hull from Mommy Points is back to talk about how to get to Europe in business class MUCH cheaper.
Starwood Preferred Guest Removing Benefit For Folks Planning Ahead
Starwood Preferred Guest is changing a key benefit for folks who plan ahead.
Learn To Maximize Miles At The Next Frequent Traveler University
Tickets are on sale for a new type of Frequent Traveler University, the first Signature Event. I’ve been speaking at FTU for quite a few years and I’m always meeting people who are learning new things. The great part is that I always learn something new myself! This time, the folks at FTU have put together a hybrid event that offers a combination of beginner and advanced sessions. The dates are April 29th to May 1st in Las Vegas, NV. Here’s a peek at what’s already on the docket: — Award […]