News And Notes For Wednesday, June 18th, 2013

Marriott Rewards has reestablished a partnership with American Airlines’ AAdvantage program so you can earn miles in their program when you stay and redeem points for AAdvantage miles.  This partnership died a few years ago.  While I can’t say I was that sad to see it go (since I’m a Hyatt and Starwood guy) it did mean that the occasional Marriott stay I logged had to be credited to something else, such as (shudder) Marriott Rewards points.  More choices=better for the consumer. Hyatt has opened a new Hyatt Regency in […]

Assorted Notables On A Sunday

Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the American Airlines shopping portal bonus.  All the major airlines are offering roughly the same bonus.  So, if you’re “miles agnostic”, it makes sense to max out the AA offer first, since United and others have bonuses through the end of the year. Hack My Trip has a useful breakdown of how to get some SkyTeam status, which can be helpful for occasional travel on Delta.  It involves Aerolinea Argentinas.  For newbies, it may seem crazy to open an acount and […]