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InterContinental Ambassador: elite status you can buy

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Now that IHG One Rewards has a decent elite program (see: Taking IHG Diamond status for a spin), you might think that the parallel InterContinental Ambassador program has become irrelevant, but I think it...
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American Airlines Offering Status Challenge Based On Earning Loyalty Points

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American Airlines has launched a new status challenge that they're calling Instant Status Pass. This gives AAdvantage members status for four months, with the ability to maintain or upgrade that status by earning sufficient...

Hilton Honors Complete Guide

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Hilton Honors is the loyalty program for Hilton hotels & resorts and their many brands worldwide. While Hilton has gotten a bit of a bad rap in the frequent traveler community over the past...

Taking IHG Diamond status for a spin

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I finally had a chance to try out IHG's new Diamond benefits!  Earlier this year IHG rolled out massive changes to their co-branded credit cards and rewards program.  Some of the best credit card...
Hilton Double Elite Nights Promotion

Hilton Offering Double Elite Nights On Stays Through End Of 2022

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Hilton has launched a new promotion that's giving double elite night credits on all stays through the end of 2022. That's good not only if you're working towards a higher level of status this...

IHG One Rewards Elite Status Challenge

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IHG introduced its "new and improved" rewards program, IHG One, earlier this year. The change initially seemed to be quite positive, although there's been "clarifications" to some of the elite benefits that have made...

Alaska Airlines announces new Choice Benefits for 100K elites

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When Alaska Airlines joined Oneworld in 2021, they also announced the addition of a new top-tier elite status: MVP Gold 100K. Just like it sounds, this new status applies to all elites who earn...

Delta announces elite enhancements and tougher eligibility criteria

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Delta has announced changes to their elite program, both positive and negative.  On the plus side, elites with upgrade certificates will be able to request those upgrades online.  Additionally, there will be valuable new...
Spirit Status Match Challenge

Spirit Offering Status Match Challenge

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Spirit launched a status match challenge last week that could be useful if you have plans to fly with them in the next few months as they're offering 90 days of Silver or Gold...

Bummed by the Bonvoy Brilliant [On Greg’s Mind]

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I was flying United Polaris business class back to North America from Norway and Nick was slumming it across the Atlantic in AA economy when news broke about new Marriott credit cards and changes...
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Southwest: double tier qualifying credit through November (registration required)

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Southwest Airlines has announced three overlapping promos meant to smooth the path towards elite status for Rapid Rewards members. Starting today, Southwest will be applying all award flight segments earned since 1/1/22 towards segment...

Grand Hyatt SFO: A terrific hotel connected to San Francisco’s airport

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I'm republishing this review because I had the opportunity to stay here again (in preparation for the 3 Cards, 3 Continents Challenge).  The experience was just as good as before, but this time I...

Earn 20,000 Bonus Points When Joining Or Renewing IHG Ambassador Membership & Staying 2...

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IHG One Rewards has launched another promotion to encourage you to join or renew an Ambassador membership for another year. It requires that you stay two nights by the end of January, but there...

Hotels.com: 10% off and 4x AAdvantage miles with Citi Offer and Simply Miles (Update)

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UPDATE 8/29: Greg recently made a $2K+ prepaid but cancelable reservation on Hotels.com, expecting to earn the limit of 6975 miles for the SimplyMiles offer. Instead, SimplyMiles tracked at just 2,325 miles. It looks...

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