So, as I write this I am setting in a Delta SkyClub , waiting on my next plane. This entire trip has been one big mess of confusing and frustrating mess! This rant probably would not be written if it weren’t for all the issues and frustrations that I have […]
Will The Coronavirus Temporarily Improve Travel Loyalty Programs?
Let me start off by saying the Coronavirus outbreak is absolutely horrible and I wish it was not happening. With this said, its a fact that any problems that happen like this, affect the travel industry in a negative way! It is estimated that the US airline industry alone, will […]
Marriott Keeps Finding Ways to Weed Out the Little Guy!
Marriott keeps slashing away at their program, to make it where , the small guy is ran out of town! And if you ask me, is contributing to the “wealth GAP” by valuing money, corporations, and big spenders OVER LOYALTY! I have already written about how the non business […]
Review: Sheraton Grand Rio de Janeiro Hotel & Resort
I decided to spend my 41st birthday in Brazil this year, and we decided on the Sheraton Grand, I am so glad we did! The two hotels we were considering, were the Sheraton Grand, and the JW Marriott Copacabana. I am sure the JW was an ok hotel, but the […]
Airline Alliances, Explained!
An airline alliance is when a group of airlines form an alliance with each other to help the flyer as well as themselves. There are 3 major alliances, Skyteam, Star Alliance, and OneWorld Alliance. You may wonder why this is important to you, I will explain. When you have an […]
Marriott’s New Combined Loyalty Program, “Bonvoy” .
As many of you may already know, Marriott International merged with Starwood Hotels a few years ago, and over the past few years we have seen drips and drops of integration and combination. A few weeks ago, we saw what I feel is pretty much the last step in the […]
“How Do You Travel so Much?” A Refresher Post!
Tony, “How do you travel so much” or, “How do you do it?”, I get asked this ALL THE TIME! As a matter of fact, the reason I started this blog a few years ago was because of this exact question! Sometimes people are rude about it, other times people […]
Review: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
I have to start off saying that although this hotel could be fabulous, and probably is for some people, for the loyal SPG Elite, or leisure traveler that isn’t a VIP, its simply just a nice, pretty hotel. As part of my birthday trip to the UAE ,I of course […]
Review: Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Let me just start out by saying that the Sheraton North Houston at IAH is NOT your “typical” airport hotel. The hotel is not fancy, or bougie by any means, but its the staff and all around culture of the hotel that makes it great! The Hotel itself is on […]
Free American Airlines Miles for Transferring from Hotel Programs… Lots of Them!
hAmerican Airlines is doing it again, offering an extra 25% bonus miles if you transfer certain hotel points to them. This promotion is going on until May 31, 2018. AA has done this before, and I have taken advantage of it! As a matter of fact I used this promo […]
SPG & Marriott Changes,The Details and My Thoughts.
5 days ago Marriott International announced its path forward with its 3 programs, SPG, Marriott Rewards , & Ritz Carlton Rewards. I wrote about the announcement here. I Really was not sure what to think would happen, and I will now admit, I am skeptically, yet pleasantly surprised! History […]
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Travel Deals !
Today and tomorrow are some of the busiest shopping days of the year! This time of year is also one of the busiest travel times of the year! Several travel companies are getting in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale game as well. In this post I will go […]