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Hyatt Diamond Status Challenge is Back, Now Open to Everyone

Hyatt has been exceptionally generous in being willing to give elite members of other hotel chains temporary top tier status in the Gold Passport program, while offering an expedited way to keep that status. And they even gave these temporary Diamond full confirmed suite upgrades as though they had earned the status for a year. Show More Summary

Limited-time Bonus Up to 22,500 Points With No Fee Chase Freedom Card

One of the two best no annual fee points cards is doubling its signup bonus for a limited time. That's the best time to put it in your wallet. Continue reading Limited-time Bonus Up to 22,500 Points With No Fee Chase Freedom Card...

You Can Now Upgrade to a Barclays Aviator Silver Card, But Do You Want To?

The US Airways Dividend Miles program has been folded into American AAdvantage. And now only Citibank has the right to issue new American AAdvantage personal (and small business) co-brand credit cards. Barclays used to issue the US Airways card. Show More Summary

Is United About to Acquire 2 Airbus A380s?

Could United really be looking to acquire 2 Airbus A380s originally destined for Japan's Skymark Airlines? They'd certainly be getting the planes at a super deep discount.. Continue reading Is United About to Acquire 2 Airbus A380s?...

Who Can Explain This Flight? But It’s Wide Open For Business Class Awards to Tahiti

Air Tahiti Nui appears to be operating a flight from Dallas to Tahiti on one day only, and award seats are wide open in both economy and business class. It's a very strange flight, and I cannot explain it. Continue reading Who Can Explain This Flight? But It’s Wide Open For Business Class Awards to Tahiti...

Making Sense of the Virgin Airline Frequent Flyer Programs

There are different 'Virgin' airlines and they each have different Virgin frequent flyer programs. What's the difference? Which one should you belong to? Continue reading Making Sense of the Virgin Airline Frequent Flyer Programs...

Hotel Chain CEOs Pick Their Favorite Hotels From Other Brands

Via Scott Mayerowitz, we learn that: Hilton’s CEO likes the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Accor’s CEO nominates the Andaz Amsterdam And Wyndham’s CEO says his favorite is the Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris These answers were given at the NYU...Show More Summary

Hyatt’s Summer Promotion is Out and Everyone’s Earn is Different

Hyatt Gold Passport is running a variety of targeted points-earning promotions, for stays over a four month period: June 1 through September 30 and called "Sweet Dreams Sweet Rewards".. What was your offer? Continue reading Hyatt’s Summer Promotion is Out and Everyone’s Earn is Different...

Starwood Details Plan to Put Sheraton Brand Back on Top

One of Starwood Hotels' most enduring problems is the inconsistency and declining reputation of their flagship Sheraton brand. They've now detailed their 10 point plan to revitalize the brand by 2020. Here's what they have in store. Continue reading Starwood Details Plan to Put Sheraton Brand Back on Top...

Starwood Introducing Exciting Sheraton Free Weekend Night Promotion

Starwood will be offering a promotion to earn a free Sheraton weekend night for every 5 nights you stay with Sheraton over nearly three months. All Sheratons will be eligible for earning and redemption, and the promotion will be stackable with other Starwood bonuses. Continue reading Starwood Introducing Exciting Sheraton Free Weekend Night Promotion...

Predicting Plane Crashes, Anti-Noise Airport Art, and the Kenya Airways All-Female 787 Crew

A collection of interesting links you’ll want to see, many you’ll want to click. Continue reading Predicting Plane Crashes, Anti-Noise Airport Art, and the Kenya Airways All-Female 787 Crew...

Malaysia Airlines: New Business Class Seats and Lounge Improvements Coming

Malaysia Airlines has deep financial problems and is going through a restructuring. They're largely focusing on regional routes rather than ultra long haul travel. And they're offloading some aircraft and laying off thousands of staff...Show More Summary

Do Airlines Stick It To Us So Badly That They Deserve To Have Us Stick It Back?

I'm banging my head against the wall again, because another USA Today piece gets its understanding of airlines exactly backwards. Can you guess the author? Continue reading Do Airlines Stick It To Us So Badly That They Deserve To Have Us Stick It Back?...

Review: Using Delta Miles for Virgin Australia Business Class, Los Angeles – Brisbane

Virgin Australia is the best way to use miles for a premium cabin award between the US and Australia. They're a Delta partner, and the product is super... and getting better. Continue reading Review: Using Delta Miles for Virgin Australia Business Class, Los Angeles – Brisbane...

$109 Transatlantic Fares are Back and the Sweetest Things Airlines Have Done for Passengers

A collection of interesting links you’ll want to see, many you’ll want to click. Continue reading $109 Transatlantic Fares are Back and the Sweetest Things Airlines Have Done for Passengers...

How Many Elite Members Are There?

I've shared the elite stats for some programs in the past, now we know some more - and specifics - from a hotel chain's CEO. Continue reading How Many Elite Members Are There?...

Starwood’s Summer Promotion Appears to Have Been Leaked!

Starwood's summer promotion isn't live yet at SPG.com, and hasn't been announced. But someone registered a new username on an online forum to leak the promo's details. Here's what they're said to offer... Continue reading Starwood’s Summer Promotion Appears to Have Been Leaked!...

The US Government Will Expand Immigration Preclearance to 10 New Airports. And That’s Bad for Frequent Travelers.

Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security announced plans to expand immigration pre-clearance to 10 new airports around the world. Here's what preclearance is and how it works -- the upsides and downsides for travelers, and why the US government wants to do it. Show More Summary

Passengers Drinking, Claiming Discrimination, and Being Kicked Off of Flights. Apparently a Thing Everywhere This Week.

A collection of interesting links you’ll want to see, many you’ll want to click. Continue reading Passengers Drinking, Claiming Discrimination, and Being Kicked Off of Flights. Apparently a Thing Everywhere This Week....

Rumor: American Opening First Class Flagship Lounge in Dallas

"Full [Flagship Lounge] rumored to be returning to DFW D [terminal]. With temp[orary Flagship Lounge] (very limited in scope) to open imminently (in that closed smoking room, if I understand correctly.) I think for sure we'll be seeing more improvements and upgrades in lounges and lounge food in particular in coming months. Show More Summary

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