Each week, we cover some of the most interesting stories on BoardingArea of the week on the NowBoarding podcast. This week, we covered five stories that should help you get the most out of your travel. Alaska Airlines Newest Partner Alaska Airlines has added El Al Airlines as a partner. Details are still a bit thin on what award redemptions will look like, but more ways to redeem our miles is generally better. Hyatt’s New Partnership with American Airlines The partnership between Hyatt and American Airlines has launched. Members in […]
We’ve been working on some format changes for my NowBoarding podcast the past couple of months. One of the formats we’re trying is a weekly news format. That’s what we had on tap this week. I invited Gilbert from God Save The Points to do a quick recap of the best stories in travel from the past week. We talked for about 15 minutes, just long enough to give you a taste of what we think you should be reading. Whether you download the episode on iTunes or listen to […]
Hyatt added 56 more hotels to their Small Luxury Hotels of the World partnership. In total, that’s 110 new hotels added in the past two months where you can earn and redeem World of Hyatt points. There are some incredible looking hotels as part of this latest batch,.
Hilton continues to try to up their game in the hotel loyalty space. They are rolling out a beta program offering confirmed suite upgrades at time of booking to elite Diamond members of the Hilton Honors program. If this comes to fruition it vaults them over Marriott to a similar level as Hyatt in treatment of top-tier elite members when it comes to upgrades.
Free limo ride from the airport to your hotel. VIP lounges, guaranteed reservations for hotels and restaurants and a whole lot more perks. What’s not to love about M Life Noir status, especially when you get it free?
You may have missed it when we released it, but a new Miles To Go episode is ready for you to download and listen! This podcast goes back a few weeks, but it still contains some great info. First, you can learn how to navigate the changes Hyatt made to their Points & Cash awards. Then, Gilbert and I sit down to talk about a new way to save a ton of money when you need to book a last-minute flight. Hope you enjoy the show! Where Can I Find The Podcast? […]
There’s a lot to like in today’s announcement from Hyatt. We get an initial list of 54 participating hotels. We get details on earning and redeeming with SLH. And, we get a look at the benefits members will receive when they stay at a participating SLH hotel. All in all, there’s a lot to be happy about today.
Less than a year ago Hyatt announced a partnership with Oasis home rentals. They quickly integrated that partnership into the loyalty program in a meaningful way. World of Hyatt members could earn points for Oasis stays and redeem them for luxury apartments/homes in key markets around the world. Alas, Hyatt reached out to me this morning to say that, effective immediately, this partnership is ending. Hyatt is working to reach out to all members who have current bookings at an Oasis property. At this point, all current award bookings made […]