Late last week, quick acting United flyers could be forgiven for thinking they were in Las Vegas and had hit a major jackpot. And they had: An error in United’s reservation system led to domestic fares pricing at $0, with the system charging only the taxes on tickets (between $5 and $10).
This happens more often than you might think. (more…)
Posted on September 16, 2013
Even some of the most frequent travelers miss out on a very lucrative point earning option with hotel loyalty programs. Unlike airlines, hotels regularly run bonus point promotions to compete with other hotel chains for business. The “big four” chains – Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and Starwood – run promotions regularly, and you can earn free nights or up to quadruple points, depending on the specific chain and promotion. These points are over and above what you would normally earn for staying at the hotel. (more…)
Posted on August 19, 2013