Earthquakes are getting more common in the frequent flyer world. As recently as a few years ago, all we had to worry about were occasional benefit changes and small increases to the amount of miles needed to redeem for tickets.
And to think we used to complain back then!
Today Delta Air Lines has initiated a shift that many insiders long thought was coming. (more…)
Posted on February 26, 2014
American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points are a valuable and versatile currency. They can be transferred to a variety of airlines, including members of all three global airline alliances, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, JetBlue, and more. This gives travelers dozens of redemption options on almost every major airline in the world. But if you can transfer to one of several airline partners to make your award booking, does it matter which one you choose? (more…)
Posted on December 30, 2013
This is going to be a controversial post. I know there are some die-hard Delta SkyMiles fans out there. And while I hope they are extracting value from Delta’s program, I’m going to lay out three key reasons why SkyMiles is inferior to the programs run by Alaska, American, United and US Airways. (more…)
Posted on October 15, 2013
When you’re walking through the airport, do you ever see people disappear behind frosted glass doors? Do you wonder what luxury and glamour lies behind those doors, and how to get inside? You’re not alone – airport lounges are both a valuable travel asset and also widely misunderstood.
The truth is that airport lounges vary widely. (more…)
Posted on October 10, 2013