Earn Triple Points with SPG Summer Promo

SPG Summer Promo 2014

Starwood Preferred Guest announced today its new Earn Away, Get Away summer promo, which runs from May 1 through July 31, 2014. Registration is open now and will end on June 30, so sign up even if you're not yet sure that you'll have a qualifying stay. The rules of the promotion are pleasantly simple: Double points on all qualifying stays Triple points on all qualifying stays that include a Sunday night (or Saturday night in the Middle … [Continue]

A Guide to Cabo San Lucas: Getting Here

Availability looks good from LAX-SJD

I recently took my 6th trip to Cabo San Lucas and thought it would be a good idea to make a comprehensive guide. This guide will feature several parts and will start with different ways of getting to Cabo San Lucas. As one of the safest cities in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas has seen an … [Continue]

Yes, You DID Get 10 Cents Per Mile for Your Award Redemption


Since I'll be starting a "real" job on Monday, I'd like to introduce Julian, who has agreed to help out by writing a new weekly series. Every Thursday morning he'll take the position of the Devil's Advocate and argue a contrarian view on travel and loyalty programs. I think it will be a … [Continue]

A Revenue Model for Alaska’s Mileage Plan Could Be Good


I first heard rumors from One Mile at a Time that Alaska Airlines is sending out a survey with questions that suggest it plans to implement a new revenue-based loyalty program instead of the traditional model that awards miles and status based on distance flown. The Points Guy took this … [Continue]

New Delta Sky Club Guest Fee for Alaska Board Room Members

New Delta Alaska lounge policy

Last month I wrote about reciprocal lounge access policies for people flying on Alaska Airlines or who have an Alaska Airlines Board Room membership. I mentioned that Board Room membership is a cost effective alternative to purchasing a membership with Delta Sky Clubs even if you never fly … [Continue]

Win Free Admission to FTU Seattle

Amol has been asked to speak at Frequent Traveler University in Seattle and no longer needs his ticket, so it's up for grabs to a lucky reader who can make it to the event. It will be held April 25-27 at the Seattle Airport Marriott. To enter the giveaway, please leave one comment … [Continue]