There’s an easy way to get IHG One Rewards Diamond status right now. I don’t expect this to be around a long time so you may want to work quickly on this one. Originally reported by MileLion (I saw it on View From The Wing), you just need to enter your IHG loyalty account number to qualify for status. It’ll literally take you longer to look up your IHG number than it will to register for the status upgrade. Here’s the link. I was granted Diamond status instantly through the […]
There’s a status match offer that launched recently which has been getting some buzz. You might be asking why a status match to an airline based in Latin America is of value to you. It’s a valid question. I’ll share my thoughts, but let’s cover the promotion first. LATAM Status Match Offer Chilean-based carrier LATAM is offering a status match opportunity in partnership with StatusMatch.com. You can match airline status from a sizable list of airlines to different levels of status with LATAM. The chart below shows the mapping of […]
After almost 9 months of no air travel and no plans to get on a plane anytime soon, the moments where I’m truly excited about travel have been few and far between. In fact, most this year have involved renting RVs and ultimately buying an RV and a pickup truck (more on that in future stories). You might find it odd for me to be talking about a Frontier Airlines status match, especially since I’m normally on one of the big 3 domestic carriers. Frontier Airlines is actually an airline […]
If you want to see the best travel news every day, I publish a transcript of my NowBoarding podcast 5 days a week. Each show covers the best travel news and deals on a daily basis. If you prefer reading to listening, these posts are perfect for you! NowBoarding, your daily travel news in 7 minutes or less: Don’t forget to check out the Miles To Go Podcast where we bring you the latest travel news, tips and tricks each week to help you save money and travel better. Final Transcript NowBoarding, your […]
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 […]
World of Hyatt and American Airlines are going old school. Members of both loyalty programs can enjoy double dip opportunities, earning both points and miles on hotel stays and flights with Hyatt and American. Additionally, elite members of one program will be able to status match to the other. In some cases, members will have a shortcut to top-tier status.
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 […]