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Square_aadvantage_elite_fast_track_to_executive_platinum_offer
8/24/2016
  An AAdvantage Fast Track to Elite Status offer is being targeted to some AAdvantage members. My husband received an offer, which I thought was odd, since he has zero EQMs (elite qualifying miles) and zero EQS (elite qualifying segments)...
Square_more_united_mileageplus_devaluations
11/21/2014
  United’s Award Chart Devaluation was earlier this year, and in June, United also announced a switch to revenue based earning (similar to the Delta devaluation), taking effect in 2015. But that wasn’t the end of the bad news for MileagePlus...
Square_spg_and_emirates_your_world_rewards_and_faq
11/10/2014
The Starwood and Emirates Your World Rewards partnership has launched, with registration opening November 19, 2014, but how useful will it be for points earning? Here are the details: Register starting November 19, 2014 SPG Gold and Platinum members earn...
Square_american_airline's_new_aadvantage_program-pros_cons_and_faq
10/28/2014
American Airlines has announced its new AAdvantage Program, and there are winners and losers. First, the key details: AAdvantage and Dividend Miles Will Combine Q2 2015 Your AAdvantage and Dividend miles accounts will be combined sometime during Q2 2015 (April-June...
Square_united_mileageplus_devaluation-revenue_based_earning
6/10/2014
  Another United MileagePlus devaluation--revenue based earning--will go into effect March 1, 2015. This follows the United Award Chart Devaluation earlier this year, and the Delta Devaluation with SkyMiles Earning Becoming Revenue Based (and United appears to have definitely taken...
Square_do_virtuoso_and_preferred_partner_reservations_earn_hotel_points_and_elite_status-spg_luxury_privileges
3/30/2014
  Do Virtuoso and Preferred Partner reservations earn hotel points and elite status? Nearly every week a new or existing TravelSort client asks me if they will earn loyalty points and nights or stay credits toward hotel elite status with...
Square_mid-tier_hotel_elite_status-_how_to_get_it_and_is_it_worth_it
3/13/2014
  Mid-Tier Hotel Elite Status available more easily than staying a number of nights with the hotel chain, and is it worth it? Mid-tier hotel elite status can be nice, if you earn it anyway from work travel or via...
Square_delta_new_2015_award_chart
3/6/2014
  Delta's new 2015 Award Chart is available, showing the 5 levels of award pricing. Apparently no one at Delta thinks simpler (or more transparent) is best. The problem is that we still need more information. The award chart tells...
Square_delta-_no_more_medallion_upgrades_to_westin_heavenly_bed_on_transcons
3/4/2014
  Delta will no longer give Medallion complimentary BusinessElite upgrades on flights between New York's JFK and Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Seattle (SEA), all flights that feature Delta BusinessElite fully flat beds with Westin Heavenly Bedding. This...
Square_swiss_first_class_miles_and_more_awards-last_5_weeks_for_non-elites_to_book
11/25/2013
  SWISS First Class Miles & More awards are going the way of the dinosaurs, at least for non-elites. As SWISS announced back in September, starting January 1, 2014 you'll no longer be able to redeem Miles & More miles...
Square_hyatt_adds_cash_and_points-best_hotel_deals
11/18/2013
  Hyatt new Cash & Points awards will launch January 7, the same day as Hyatt's Award Chart Devaluation goes into effect. While Cash & Points is new for Hyatt, SPG has offered Cash & Points awards for years, and Hilton HHonors...
Square_earn_spg_points_faster-spg_promo_take_two_bonus_starpoints
10/8/2013
  How can you earn SPG points faster? Can you transfer frequent flyer miles to SPG? A TravelSort reader writes: "I would like to transfer United or Ultimate Rewards miles to Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) then transfer to Alaskan Air...
Square_fast_track_to_aadvantage_elite_status_including_executive_platinum
8/14/2013
  Is American wooing non-elites with fast track to Executive Platinum a sign the US Airways and American are giving up on their merger in light of the DOJ filing suit to stop the merger? American is offering fast track...
Square_faster_spg_elite_status_by_booking_multiple_rooms-tower_suite_lanai-westin_moana_surfrider
6/24/2013
  A TravelSort reader asks "Can I get SPG elite status by booking others' rooms for them? Or do I only get credit for a room I stay in? What about when this is for a conference using a conference...
Square_us_airways_change_fee_now_200_matching_united_change_fee_increase
4/24/2013
US Airways has increased its change fee to $200 for changes on paid domestic tickets and tickets to Canada, the Caribbean and Central America, and also increased the change fee to $300 for paid tickets to and from Brazil. If...
Square_avoid_airline_ticket_change_fees
4/20/2013
United Airlines has quietly raised its ticket change fee by $50 to $200-$300 on paid tickets, from the previous change fee of $150-$250. United doesn't make the ticket change fee easy to see for paid tickets, but you can easily view...
Square_united_expert_mode_and_united_fare_code_buckets
4/19/2013
TravelSort reader Amy writes "How do I access United Expert Mode, and what do the various United fare codes mean?" United Expert Mode allows you to see the various fare codes and award fare codes available for a given United...
Square_united_economy_plus_upgrade_for_free
3/7/2013
  TravelSort reader Mike writes "What are the ways to get a free upgrade to United Economy Plus? I'm 6'3 and am really tired of having my knees jammed up against the seat in front of me (and of course...
Square_american_and_us_airways_merger_news_and_predictions_2013
2/14/2013
  2/13/13 Update: US Airways and American Boards have approved the proposed merger, according to those familiar with the vote. The merger will still need to win approval from the New York bankruptcy court overseeing American's restructuring, from US Airways shareholders,...
Square_starwood_gold_platinum_25_award_certificate
1/25/2013
Starwood has sent Gold and Platinum elite members a $25 award certificate to use on anything that can be charged to the room. I only discovered this when I was searching for an old SPG statement, and noticed there was...
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