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Hilton Extending Status, Rolling Over Elite Nights, Maintaining Reduced Status Requirements & More

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Hilton has come out with a very welcome announcement today advising that they'll be once again extending elite status for all of next year. That's not all though - elite nights from 2021 will...

The GUC stops here: Our incredible adventure

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While I'm writing this post, Nick and I are on the final leg of our whirlwind GUC adventure.  As a reminder, "GUC" rhymes with "buck," and stands for "Global Upgrade Certificate".  These certificates can...

How we used our Delta Global Upgrade Certificates to fly business class on Air...

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Last night, Greg and I flew from Washington, D.C. to Paris on Air France in business class and by the time you read this we will likely be en route to Dubai on our...

Greg & Nick fly away… The GUC trip begins!

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We are outa here!  This morning, I'm on my way to Washington Dulles Airport to meet up with Nick so that we can begin our great GUC adventure.  As a reminder, "GUC" stands for...

Southwest offering double elite credit through 11/30 (registration required)

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Southwest Airlines has sent out an email advising members that they are offering double tier qualifying points (elite credit) when you register, book, and fly by 11/30/21. Based on the terms, I believe you'll need...

Leveraging Delta’s Same Day Flight Changes (It’s good to be Gold)

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Most airlines in the U.S. now offer free flight changes on most routes (see our quick reference charts here).  That's great, but they don't usually waive the price difference between two flights.  For example,...

The Rumored Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card. Is it worth $650?

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Recently, news broke about potential upcoming changes to the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card.  The Points Guy published details from an American Express survey that sought reactions to very specific proposed changes.  Normally I wouldn't...

Shopping for status: Airline edition (inspired by “Passing the GUC”)

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Elite status in the right loyalty program can make a trip smoother, more comfortable, or sometimes save you money. Ordinarily, earning elite status requires loyalty to one company over others, but sometimes there is...

Shopping for status: Car rental edition

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Elite status in the right loyalty program can make a trip smoother, more comfortable, or sometimes save you money. Ordinarily, earning elite status requires loyalty to one company over others, but sometimes there is...
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American Airlines Platinum Pro status fast track via World of Hyatt

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American Airlines is widely targeting members of World of Hyatt with a fast track opportunity to earn up to Platinum Pro status through January 2023 with greatly reduced requirements. Personally, I think they are...

Southwest makes re-qualifying for A-list easy as pie [Targeted?]

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Southwest Airlines has sent an email today to A-list members with an incredibly easy path to re-qualify for elite status: fly just two round trips (or four one-ways) between August 19 - November 19, 2021 and...

Wyndham Earner credit cards review: Surprisingly strong

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Republishing due to Wyndham cards offering double their original welcome bonuses. It appears that these doubled offers end 10/14/21 (H/T DoC) Barclays and Wyndham recently unveiled three new "Wyndham Earner" rewards credit cards.  While I...

Easy path to top tier Hyatt Status

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If you missed the ludicrously easy path to Hyatt Globalist elite status early this year and you can qualify for a new Hyatt credit card, then you're in luck -- it's not too late! ...

(EXPIRED) [Possibly targeted] IHG Platinum status with 5 nights in 90 days

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A reader reached out with an offer they received for IHG elite status: register and then stay 5 nights within 90 days to get Platinum status or 2 nights within 90 days for Gold...

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