Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Priority Pass, the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world, has awarded “The Global Airport Lounge of the Year” based on votes by 52,000 members across categories such as comfort, service from lounge staff, food and drink,...
Airline mileage programs can be rather complicated, but each offers great money-saving opportunities for buying and spending miles. Here are key rules for getting a maximum return on airline miles. Buying miles only on sale All airlines offer the option...
Icelandic carrier WOW AIR, which services routes between Iceland, Europe, Asia, and North America, has officially ceased operation. According to the airline, “All WOW AIR flights have been cancelled.” This literally happened last night, even as passengers were getting...
As of March 2019, holders of Mastercard® Black Card™, Mastercard® Gold Card™, and Mastercard® Titanium Card™ should have received their annual little black book of travel and lifestyle: Luxury Card Hotel & Travel 2019. Though not so little—it’s a lengthy...
In December 2018 the rewards program of Hyatt hotels and resorts, World of Hyatt, embarked on a fabulous new partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). Through this collaboration, World of Hyatt members can redeem Hyatt points...
All airlines offer the option to purchase points in their mileage programs, but they’re typically sold way above market value. So we typically don’t recommend buying them. However, when Alaska Airlines runs one of its mileage purchase promos with...
A major missing component to the merger of Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood has been a single loyalty program, but that’s all about to change with Marriott Bonvoy, Marriot’s new rewards program. Though loyalty programs Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards,...
Most of our favorite top-tier credit cards come with an annual travel credit to help defray the annual fees. Some of these credits are applied per calendar year, others per cardmember year. Some require a type of registration to...
We’re big fans of the Priority Pass network and its excess of 1,250 lounges across 143 countries. Last year, the network added “lounge alternatives,” granting $28 to $30 off the bill at select airport restaurants and bars for each...
To kick off 2019 American Airlines is offering a deep discount on AAdvantage miles, reducing the price for buying miles from 3.17 cents per mile to as low as 2.14 cents per mile. Since mileage purchases are limited to...

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