Lifetime elite status has been a goal of mine since I got onto the road warrior carousel/roller coaster 15 years ago. My father was a million miler with the American Airlines AAdvantage program long before I became a road warrior. Heck, for one of his milestone birthdays he had also just hit 2 million lifetime miles on American. The cake had a bigger AA logo than the Happy Birthday message. Back when I hit lifetime Marriott status in 2018, I kinda thought I was done with lifetime status for a […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a lot of challenges on people. Way down the list of important items are the decisions we’re all making with the credit cards in our wallet. Many of us have plenty of travel-related credit cards in our wallet. I’ve got a podcast episode coming up later this week that goes through my entire wallet. For now, though, I wanted to share my short-term credit card strategy. There are a ton of short-term opportunities to earn extra miles with credit cards right now. Many cards have […]
You may have missed it when we released it, but a new Miles To Go episode is ready for you to download and listen! We’ve got Norwegian Airlines on the podcast in this episode to talk about new routes that can get you to Europe on the cheap! I’m a big fan of Norwegian’s premium cabin, it’s a great value for the money. Jen and I talk Southwest Airlines and when is the right time to buy Early Bird boarding. Finally, we wrap up with Gary Leff discussing how American Airlines can […]
Two weeks is enough time to work out the kinks on the Marriott/SPG integration, right? How about two months? Apparently, that’s not long enough, either. While members continue to have these issues, Marriott sits mostly silent. They do find time to tell investors things are great. It doesn’t seem they’re spending the time to ask customers if that’s actually the case.
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.
Lifetime status is the reward for years (decades?) of loyalty to an airline. Alaska Airlines appears to be saying that loyalty to Virgin America doesn’t really mean all that much to them. If true, that’s a bit disappointing.