Tag: frequent flyer miles

Just How Loyal Is Your Loyalty Program?

Some of what we’ve published at LVA Travel: Cash back shopping is a way to make your purchases work for you. Here’s how it works. Will your points and miles expire? Take a look at the expiration policies of some major companies. Added bonus: a picture of a monkey looking into a can. A post …

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Closing Old Credit Cards (And Some Upcoming Changes To This Blog)

Note: At the bottom of this article, I discuss some upcoming changes to the blog. I came across an interesting article on CNBC today about closing credit cards. They offered a piece of advice that I don’t see often but is frequently correct. Should You Close Old Credit Cards? You’ve got that piece of plastic …

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Radisson Rewards Mid-Year Promotion: 3,000 Bonus Points Per Night

Radisson Rewards, the loyalty program for the Radisson Collection and six other brands, has announced its mid-year promotion. It’s pretty straightforward and lasts from May 27 — August 31. Starting with your second stay, you’ll earn 3,000 bonus points per night. It’s not the best promotion that I’ve ever seen from them, but it’s strong compared …

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Delta SkyMiles Summer Flash Sale

Do you like it hot? If you don’t, then skip to the next post. But if the summer heat of the southeast appeals to you, then I’ve got a cheap way to get you there. Delta just announced a SkyMiles summer flash sale to destinations in the southeast. A flash sale is one that only lasts a …

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250 Free United Airlines Miles From MyPoints

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I’ve talked about MyPoints before but, after having gotten a reminder that they are offering 250 miles to sign up, I thought that it is worth mentioning again. Free United MileagePlus Miles from MyPoints MyPoints is a site that gives you rewards for taking surveys, shopping online, etc. Rewards typically come in the form of …

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Hilton Summer Promotion: One Step Up, One Back

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Hilton has announced its summer promotion, called Get More. It’s similar to Hilton’s normal double points offers, but throws in a couple of twists. One is good, the other, not so much. The promotion runs from May 6 – September 8. Only base points are doubled. Any bonus points from elite status will, sadly, remain …

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Southwest Credit Cards Put Companion Pass Back Into Play

Two credit cards. $168. A year of free flights. How tough can it be? Southwest Airlines has increased its credit card sign-up bonuses,* and they’re back up to a level where you’ll want to look at them. The Southwest Companion Pass Southwest Airlines offers the most valuable perk in the airline business: The Companion Pass …

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Paying For Luxury Versus Nickel And Diming

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So two pieces of news caught my eye this week. One reflects the ultimate in luxury, while the other is just penny-pinching annoying. Four Seasons And The New Jet Because sometimes, a Four Seasons hotel room isn’t luxurious enough. And let’s face it, the old jet was looking a bit outdated. If you weren’t impressed …

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Can Airlines Fix Their Own Service Issues? Yes, but…

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Traveling in coach is like visiting the doctor: A best case scenario is that nothing happens. You want your flight to be forgettable. It’s sad that we’ve gotten to this point, and the airlines can take credit for much of the decline in service standards. Recently, I began to think about what it would take …

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Virtual Disney: The Best Of The 3D And 4D Rides

The Walt Disney World theme parks are obviously known for their rides.It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about slow ones, like “It’s a Small World,” or roller coasters, such as “Space Mountain.” They tend to do everything well. Over the past several years, however, I have noticed a shift in the newer rides. Many of …

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