You might wonder why I’m bothering to write this post in late February. While I’ve always written this blog with you, the reader in mind, I do use this as a place to keep track of things. I like to look back and see if my travel ended up the way it did. I reviewed my airline elite status earlier this year, and now it’s time to take a look back at my 2019 hotel elite status achievements. As a business traveler, I value elite status. It provides me two […]
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.
I honestly thought this change to lifetime status with Hyatt was a bit of a typo when I first saw it. I thought maybe I wasn’t processing the information correctly. But, lifetime status with Hyatt is pretty darn awesome.
United Airlines has had a combination of a software glitch and fare sale on international partner awards going on for a while now, and after acknowledging in publicly, they’ve said that it will end tonight. I was pretty disappointed when these award price increases were announced. It was painful to consider that it would cost 140,000 miles to fly Lufthansa business class roundtrip to Europe, which is a much better product than United. I’m a value junkie, and when the “price” of these awards went from 100,000 roundtrip to 140K, […]
Hyatt Gold Passport is out with the best offer I’ve seen in 2015. Starting today and running through July 31, 2015 everyone who holds their co-branded Hyatt credit card will receive a 20% rebate on all point redemptions connected with a hotel stay. That means a 20% rebate on: Award nights Points & Cash redemptions Suite upgrades Dining and spa awards You have to register here by March 31, 2015. All stays need to be completed by July 31, 2015. I can remember Jeff Zidell, the Senior VP in charge […]