Citi Prestige Makes Changes Official: Flight Points, Companion Pass Gone

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Recently one of the regular cards in my wallet has been the Citi Thank You Prestige card. Even though it's a premium card that comes with a high $400 annual fee, I've found the benefits to be worth the expense. I've especially enjoyed the Flight Points benefit, which if used properly can … [Read more...]

United and Delta’s Revenue-Based Programs Are Bad News for Corporate Travel

I was in New York last year with a day to spare and decided to look for some new travel startups. One of them was Rocketrip, and I had a nice chat with its CEO, Daniel Ruch. The basic concept behind Rocketrip is that it helps companies incentivize their workers to reduce corporate travel … [Read more...]

Hacking Award Seats to South America – All 132 Routes

Consider GIG-GRU, EZE-MDZ and LIM-CUZ are 4,500 avios, but can be upwards of $500 cash fares due to taxes.

Given our past attention to places farther from home, we round out the next part of this series with a look at award seats and routes to South America. Part 1 - Hacking Award Seats to Europe - All 403 Routes Part 2 - Hacking Award Seats to Asia - All 177 Routes Part 3 - Hacking … [Read more...]

Hacking Award Seats Down Under – All 31 Routes to Australia/NZ

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Over the past two weeks, we looked at finding the routes with the least demand to Europe and the Asia: Hacking Award Seats to Europe - All 403 Routes - Part 1 of 5 Hacking Award Seats to Asia - All 177 Routes - Part 2 of 5 In this next short installment, we look at some of the … [Read more...]

Hyatt and MGM Create New Digital Hub for Las Vegas

Make Vegas Yours

I've been fairly impressed with Hyatt Gold Passport's online media efforts lately. They had a blog for a while, but sometime last year they relaunched Keyed into Hyatt, which has since offered some really stellar content surrounding their different properties and corporate activities. I … [Read more...]

Alaska Airlines Will Launch New Boeing Space Bins

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If you choose to check your bags, Alaska Airlines guarantees you'll get in in 20 minutes or less -- and promises a choice between a $25 voucher or 2,500 Mileage Plan miles (worth about $50) if it's late. But I still choose to carry on my bag on almost every flight, even when I have a dozen … [Read more...]