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Almost exciting: Sonesta Travel Pass

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Sonesta International Hotels Corporation has been expanding faster than .  Last year's appetizers included 99 IHG hotels and 122 Marriott hotels.  Their main course: 980 Red Lion Hotels. While it doesn't appear that Sonesta has...
InterContinental Boston

Update: Returning 4/15) IHG: Buy/Renew Ambassador Membership Then Stay Once & Get 40k Free...

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Update 4/13/21: This promotion is returning again beginning for enrollment or renewal between April 15 and July 31, 2021. Enroll in the program during that window, complete one qualifying paid stay at an InterContinental,...

Mulling over easy Star Alliance Gold status: Is it worth it?

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On last weekend's Frequent Miler on the Air, Greg and I talked about the offer from Singapore KrisFlyer to earn easy Star Alliance Gold status during our "Mattress running the numbers" segment. We previously...

Earn Hawaiian Airlines elite status with 50% fewer miles or segments

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Hawaiian Airlines has announced that they've cut in half the requirements for 2022 elite status.  That means that in 2021, you can achieve elite status that will be good throughout the rest of 2021...

Hawaiian Airlines miles no longer expire

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The title of this post says it all.  Hawaiian Airlines miles no longer expire.  Cool.  Here's the info from their website (found here): Miles no longer expire Effective immediately, HawaiianMiles are no longer subject to activity-based...

United MileagePlus Complete Guide

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United MileagePlus Overview The United MileagePlus program has changed pretty significantly in recent years, from the introduction of the valuable excursionist perk to the abolition of award charts (which had its pluses and its minuses)...
Singapore Airlines A380-800

Earn Krisflyer (& Star Alliance) Silver Or Gold When Transferring 125k Or 250k Points...

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Some airlines have started getting more creative with ways you can earn elite status with them and Singapore Airlines has joined their ranks. Through February 28, 2022, transferring in bank points or other types of...

Best uses for Delta’s Regional Upgrade Certificates

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Delta's Regional Upgrade Certificates have become more and more valuable over time.  Unlike when they debuted, they can now be used to upgrade flights booked with companion certificates; to upgrade award tickets; to upgrade...

6 points & miles things I’m excited about (or at least hopeful)

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This is a somewhat random post.  There are several things happening in the points & miles world that I'm excited about... or, at least hopeful.  Here's what's on my mind... Excited Use IHG points at Six...
Alaska Airlines Companion Fare

Alaska joined oneworld: No news on awards is good news, expanded partnership with AA...

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Alaska joined oneworld yesterday. They had a virtual press conference complete with executives doing the (air) safety dance to announce the completion of that process, though ultimately we didn't learn much beyond simple stuff...

Delta Elite status via award tickets, plus 50% to 75% elite bonus on all...

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Delta is out with a truly innovative promotion named "2022 Medallion® Status Accelerators."  Starting April 1 and throughout the rest of 2021, Delta fliers will earn 50% to 75% more towards elite status.  That's...

Where Marriott thumps the competition: Reservation guarantees

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Frequent Miler Insiders member Jon took to our Facebook group to highlight a nightmare scenario that happened to him recently: Flew into West Palm Beach. Confirmed res with National. Executive Elite status. Rental car shuttle...

Delta SkyMiles Complete Guide

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Delta SkyMiles Overview While Delta is often lauded for their flight performance and customer service, their loyalty program has long been the butt of jokes in the frequent flier community.  Delta's redeemable miles, SkyMiles, are...

Free A-list status for some Southwest Rapid Rewards members [Targeted]

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Update: Reader Max in the comments confirms that status applies on existing bookings, so you do not need to re-book during the promo period after all. Southwest Airlines is sending out what must be a targeted...

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