You’re going to want to familiarize yourself with this program because they’re running a promotion that is insane and off the charts: hotel bookings for miles worth far more than the hotel nights themselves.
Alaska Airlines has launched 20 new routes in the last 9 months, and says 15 are already profitable. They’re planning 30 new routes in the next 6 months.
It was only 3 years ago that Hilton moved from generally allowing same day cancellation of hotel reservations to requiring cancellation the day before to avoid charges.
It’s always awkward to fly in a different class of service than other people in your party.
Etihad posted a loss of $1.87 billion for 2016. Yet carrying passengers on the airline (so excluding special items) they actually made money.
All three major Gulf carriers are struggling.
Last month I wrote that there was a 75,000 mile signup bonus offer inside American’s Admirals Clubs for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard®.
The offer has gone public and broad now: 75,000 bonus miles after spending $7,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
A month ago the US declared that not only wouldn’t they extend the ban on electronics larger than a standard cell phone to European flights, but they’d remove it from flights coming from Mideast airports, provided each airport around the world changed its security procedures to U.S. specifications.
Supposedly there’s a concrete plot to blow up planes with electronics and that’s the top secret information President Trump disclosed to Russians in the Oval Office.
American Express has updated credit card application terms for their Delta card with a warning to customers who would just sign for a card, pocket the bonus, and cancel.
This underscores that American Express is paying attention to their costs as they invest heavily in their products. They’re happy to spend significantly to acquire customers, but want to limit the number of unprofitable customers they’re bringing in at the same time.
Last month I wrote about a free 3 month trial membership that lets you fly private jet positioning flights for free. Here’s my experience doing exactly that this morning — with friends!