Quick Reads

Lap infant sweet spot: Turkish charges 10% of the miles for a lap infant

In researching options for a couple of anticipated family trips over the next year, I recently stumbled on a lap infant sweet spot that I hadn't previously known about: Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles...

How to earn 2 years of IHG Club Lounge membership

In response to my post about IHG adding significant elite perks to their program, a reader asked if it was possible to time your Milestone Rewards so that you can get two full years...

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona, Piñon Pointe: Bottom Line Review

The Hyatt Residence Club Sedona is a timeshare resort in which units can be rented nightly with cash or points.  It is also a category 4 Hyatt and so can be a good use...

Permanent change: Earn elite credit with Delta award tickets

Delta has announced today that Delta-operated SkyMiles award tickets will earn elite credit, both Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) and Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs), as a permanent change. Delta originally launched elite earnings on their award tickets...

Marriott’s dynamic pricing is looking surprisingly good (for now)

As promised or threatened, depending upon your perspective, Marriott dumped their award charts on March 29th.  This is awful news for the most expensive Marriott properties since their award prices are no longer capped...

The Saturday selection: Marriott all-inclusives, easy elite status, new extended stay brand and more

Each week, we feature a curated selection of choice reads from around the 'net for our Saturday selection. I missed last week while we were at the New York Travel & Adventure Show, so...

Bilt Rewards adds United and Asia Miles to the mix

Bilt Rewards has today announced that they are adding two new transfer partners: United Mileage Plus and Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Cathay's Asia Miles is a broadly useful program that partners with a number...

The Saturday selection

We're trying out something new this week: a "Saturday selection" post with some quick hits from around the web on topics we haven't covered that are well worth a read. First up, get a free...
Caesars Rewards Status Match

Possible negative change on the Caesars x Wyndham status match-go-round

Dave Grossman at Miles Talk reported earlier this week on updated language on the Caesars Rewards site for matching status from Wyndham Rewards: Please Note: You must have earned Tier Status with your current loyalty...

Online passport renewal is coming (and early reports are positive)

Dan at Dan's Deals reports on his experience renewing his passport online and it's worth a look. If you've ever renewed a passport, you know that it can be an odyssey of several weeks...

Good as Gold: Nick’s American Airlines Loyalty Point Progress

In high school, a rival track & field team had a great runner who unfortunately broke his arm and had it in a cast for most of our senior season. We called him Mega...
Alila Ventana Big Sur Sunset View

Availability alert: Book Alila Ventana Big Sur *Now*

Greg has written about his recent stay at Alila Ventana Big Sur and on this weekend's podcast he talked about how difficult it is to find standard room award availability at this property. In...

Alaska Airlines adds Malaysia Airlines as partner…or is it just a terrible joke?

I've flown Alaska Airlines almost exclusively for domestic travel for several years, consistently impressed by the value to be had in its frequent flyer program.  When the airline joined the One World Alliance earlier...

Singapore extends status, delays mileage expiration

Singapore KrisFlyer has announced to members alerting them to an extension of elite status and a continued pause on the expiration of miles. The elite status extension may be of particular interest to anyone...

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