Continental joins the Star Alliance and offers unbelievably low fares from Washington to San Francisco ($141 all in RT) and then the next day Washington to Denver ($96 all in RT)????? They are gone now. The flights were available on either Continental or United aircraft. So the new guy in town steps in and slashes Read full post »
From now until December 29, 2009 you can buy Delta miles and receive a 50% bonus. Minimum purchase is 2,000 miles. The cost is 2.8 cents per mile plus taxes, so your cost will drop from there by about one third. This is more of a capping off your account price. I would not buy Read full post »
In celebration of our two year anniversary (and the end of the malware disaster), it is giveaway time. The Prizes to be given away on October 30th at the following times 9 AM: Delta One Day Sky Club Pass 10 AM: Delta One Day Sky Club Pass 11 AM: $50 Marriott Bonus Bucks Coupon Good Read full post »
Spring Fling to Eastern Europe My son Andrew is my best travel agent and the only one I’ll ever need. The kid (27) has been everywhere! Katy and I called him last week for an itinerary suggestion for next spring in Eastern Europe. Here is his recommendation: Dubrovnik, Croatia 5-6 night Ljubljana, Slovenia 3 nights Read full post »
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Here is the notification by CO Insider on Flyertalk of the joining of the Star Alliance “Hi Everyone, well it’s finally official… Continental is now a Star Alliance member! This marks an unprecedented move from one major alliance to another, and as you might imagine, the amount of preparations that has led us up to Read full post »
Although I am not impressed with their coach product, I believe the addition to the Star Alliance is huge. More routes, more options, and more deals to be had. I’m a big winner as I can now fly non-stop to the New York market (Newark) and earn miles on the Alliance. From there, the world Read full post »
Ric Garrido of the Loyalty Travel Blog has done a three part series on how he determines when to use his Hilton points and when to pay cash. Ric is a specialist in hotel redemption’s and especially in the higher end hotels, and he knows a decent value for his points. Part #3 Part #2 Part Read full post »
Friday afternoon the US Mint removed the Native American coins from their website on the direct shipment page. This time, it was not backordered but calls to the Mint indicate they are sold out. Rumors are flying as to what happened. Some think the big Disney order bought all the balance (which may be partly Read full post »
The new award chart was released today for stays after January 15, 2010. Bookings made before that date will be at the old rates. but if you change the stay after Jan 15th, you’ll pay more. The new levels assigned each hotel will be published in December of 2009, but be assured we did not Read full post »
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