Just when I thought 2020 was the weirdest travel year I’d ever see, 2021 did everything it could to rival it. Our family took a sharp left-hand turn during the pandemic and bought an RV. We spent a fair amount of 2020 camping, a completely different way to travel. That bled into 2021, though as the year turned to spring and summer I got back on the road for work again. 2021 had moments of “normal” but they were mostly defined as the “new normal“. Airline schedules were geared towards […]
It’s been another one of those whirlwind months where nothing happens the way I planned it. Plenty to catch you folks up on in the near future, but until then we’ve had something of an interesting development in the elite status world. First, a bit of background. My Road Warrior History, In Brief I started traveling for work back in 2000, with a lull for a few years, then in earnest starting in 2007. Since then, I regularly clocked 100,000 miles on airplanes each and every year, pandemic years excluded. […]
As you might imagine, I read quite a few travel blogs on a daily basis. I always start my day with world news. But, travel blogs are my guilty pleasure. When some folks reach for People, Cosmopolitan or other magazines you might find in the grocery store checkout lines, I’m checking out what my favorite blogs are saying.
Elite status is a finicky thing. Once you have it, the perks can be quite addictive. I’ve just started to get a taste of Hilton Diamond status with some recent stays. Now, I’m wondering if I’ve got another year to try it out….
Hyatt Gold Passport has taken great care of me over the years as a Diamond member and I truly love the Diamond Suite Upgrade awards they dole out each year.
But, they’ve announced a change in how those upgrade awards are implemented, and it’s not a positive change for Diamond members. Find out what you need to do know before the change goes into affect next month.
Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway for two AAdmirals Club passes last week. The winner from that first giveaway was Madeleine, who said: We have never had an Admiral Club pass and are flying through Arizona on a US Air flight. I believe it would work there. Congrats, Madeleine! Drop me an e-mail at ed -at- milepoint dot com to collect your passes. Just in time for another giveaway (or two of them)! One of my readers, CK, saw the earlier giveaway thread and wanted to join in the […]