In case you have missed them, it is time to play catch up on several miles, points, and travel deals that are out there right now…. Really good Hilton (up to) 50% off sale: Hilton is offering a friends and family sale with up to 50% off stays between December 14 and January 7. There are rates at the Hilton New York in NYC for just over $100, and other… Read the Rest.
I am excited to share that some details regarding the April 2013 Frequent Traveler University have been announced. Last April this event was held in Newark, there is one coming up in LA in December, and in April 2013 the event will head to the Washington DC area. Typically these events span from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, and include a variety of different speakers from the miles and points… Read the Rest.
It’s very much the middle of the week (though it totally feels like it should be a Thursday around here!), and it is time for a few mini-updates from the world of miles and points. If you are interested in attending Star MegaDo 4, you are invited to join the MilePoint Kiva Lending Team and make a loan to one of the Milepoint group loans in order to have a… Read the Rest.
Tonight on Milepoint there was a live chat with former TSA Administrator Kip Hawley. If you missed the chat, you can still read the transcript. Like many frequent travelers, I have mixed feelings about the TSA. I totally agree with their mission to keep travelers safe, but the execution sometimes leaves something to be desired. Though in truth air travel has thankfully been very safe post-9/11 so they must be… Read the Rest.
I know February is a short month, but dang did it ever fly by! This is a busy time of year in the miles and points world since elite status with most programs runs through the end of February for the previous year. On top of that, there are some other promotions and opportunities that are ending as the calendar turns to March, so here are a few reminders about… Read the Rest.
Sound too good to be true? It’s real, and I can’t believe I didn’t get involved in this sooner. Well, I guess I can believe it. You know, full-time job, toddler, husband, bossy dog, running the blog, laundry, blah, blah, etc…. Regardless, now that I have finally gotten involved, I wanted to share the info in the hopes that some of you will want to “empower people around the world… Read the Rest.
One of my favorite things about Milepoint is how it really strives to connect its users directly with the executives of major frequent flyer programs. Today they did that by hosting a live chat with Hyatt Gold Passport’s Jeff Zidell. You could submit questions in advance, or submit them “live”. Though submitting them live didn’t necessarily mean they were answered, as mine didn’t quite make the cut. You can read… Read the Rest.