Marriott announces details of new loyalty program, combining Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards into one program. New award charts, elite benefits, lifetime status and credit card updates are just some of what we’re chewing on.
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I’m taking another swing at 3 idle thoughts, mostly because I had fun doing it last week. It’s a tip of the cap to Terry Maxon, who likely will be sitting on his back porch looking up at an A380 late tonight. One of the things Terry did each Friday was post on his “Airline Biz Blog” 3 random thoughts (“idle thoughts”, as it were). Sometimes they were travel related, sometimes not. I recall one about his air conditioning going out in the middle of the hot Dallas summers that kept […]
EU residents will now be able to apply for a “mini-passport” that can be used to travel through most of the EU. Smart that they’re planning to make it the same size as a credit card. HT: uggboy on Milepoint. Hotel credit cards that earn you elite status. Has the Open Skies policy between various nations outlived its usefulness? Passionate arguments on both sides. As Seth notes, US airlines were much more in favor of Open Skies when it benefitted their expansion. Now that other airlines are making a run […]