As we start to return to travel after what seems to be the worst of the pandemic, travel companies are starting to flex their ability to encourage customers to travel. Early on, though prices were low we didn’t see too many promotions. That was probably an indication that airlines and hotels didn’t think they could convince people to get out there and book a trip. We’ve actually seen fewer incentives than I would have expected so far. Low prices are certainly an incentive, but I don’t think that alone is […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the travel industry on its head. Airlines and hotel chains have had to recreate their business on almost a daily basis to survive. As the pandemic has stretched on, these travel brands have started looking to the future. In the case of airlines, their loyalty program will likely be a significant part of a new path forward. That’s why a recent promotion by American Airlines is so interesting. One Mile at a Time wrote about a new promotion AAdvantage launched recently, Tailwind. The particulars of […]
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 […]
I’ve never been to Hawaii. Go ahead, ridicule me, tell me I’m nuts. But, a 10-hour flight from the East Coast in coach isn’t my idea of a great time. Lie-flat first class seats to Hawaii are tough to find for a family of 4. If Hawaii is on your list of places to go, the new Hawaiian Airlines Mastercard might be worth considering.
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.
United and Hertz are putting a dent in my favorite car rental promotion. If you’ve been taking advantage of their offer to earn up to 2,750 miles per car rental, this one is going to disappoint you a bit.
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!