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 […]
Save Your Boarding Passes and Hotel Receipts, Just in Case!
Whenever you fly or stay in a hotel, always get a paper copy of the boarding pass, and hotel folio to make sure you get your points & miles! This TIP is from past experience , from not getting credit when I was supposed to. I know this sounds archaic, […]
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 […]
Don’t Leave Money, Points or Miles on The Table !!!
In this article I speak about how I saved almost two thousand dollars and made tons of points and miles booking my birthday trip to RIO !
What it Means to be TRULY LOYAL to Hotels and Airlines; Money Talks, Loyalty Walks!
As many of you may know, I am very big on loyalty programs with both hotels and airlines. I am like this for many reasons. I like the benefits that come from being loyal, I like having consistency with a certain brand, and there are just certain brands that I […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
*EXPIRED*And more Free Marriott Rewards Points for a Tweet * ACT FAST
I wrote about this Marriott Rewards / NFL Promotion Last month. Almost every Sunday Marriott Rewards asks a question on twitter and if you reply with the answer and hashtag #RewardsPoints you get a free and easy 1000 Marriott Rewards Points. Im writing this in the Executive lounge of the […]