Alaska Airlines Pays Top Dollar For Virgin America In $2.6 Billion Takeover
Alaska Airlines has struck a deal to acquire Virgin America for $2.6 billion with the purchase price raising a few eyebrows in the airline and rewards communities. A 90% premium on Virgin America’s market valuation before takeover speculation began two…
Marriott Wins As Anbang Backs Out Of Starwood Deal
Marriott looks set to become the largest hospitality company in the world after Anbang announced it’s walking away from its planned takeover of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In a statement to CNBC on Thursday, the Chinese insurance giant cited ‘market…
Alaska Shocks Loyalty Members With Overnight Devaluation
If you’re an Alaska Mileage Plan member, you could be forgiven for thinking April Fools arrived a day early this year. The surprise award chart devaluation on partner airline Emirates came without notice yesterday and has left loyalty members angry…
New Hyatt Gold Passport Promotion for 2016
This promotion has ended; please review current/active promotions. It’s been six months since Hyatt Gold Passport’s last global promotion ended and members have waited patiently for a new program worthy of putting in some extra effort. That’s set to change…
15 Luxury Stays For TripAdvisor’s Top 5 Destinations
TripAdvisor announced the winner of its Travelers’ Choice™ award last week with London rising from a sixth position last year to take this year’s top spot. There was a fair amount of shuffling inside the top locations with Istanbul leapfrogging…
Marriott Bonvoy Hotel + Air Travel Packages No Longer Offering Top Value
Marriott has released details of its new Travel Packages and, unfortunately, the news isn’t good. Where Marriott has been relatively generous in its approach to the merger of SPG and Marriott Rewards, taking onboard and acting on the concerns of elite members from both programs. When it comes to the popular Travel Packages they have quite literally taken a hatchet to the value in this program.
Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard® Review
The Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® is the highlight of AA co-brand credit cards, featuring a high-value signup bonus and great perks. Read our full review.
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards Review
With redemption rates higher than industry standards, and access to industry-leading perks like the Southwest Companion Pass, the Southwest Cards offer terrific value to Rapid Rewards members.
Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard Review
If you fly American Airlines on a regular basis and you like to hit the Admirals Club lounge pre-flight, there is only one credit card you need on your application list. The Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ Mastercard® provides a complimentary Admirals Club Lounge membership for the primary cardholder, plus additional memberships for up to 10 authorized users!