Hyatt vs. Marriott: A House Divided

Our family has long been loyal to Marriott, too long as far as I’m concerned. I’ve decided that it is time for us to move our loyalty over to Hyatt – but this requires my reluctant husband to switch over his business travel. I’m outlining my case for making the move here, are you convinced?

Five Unspoken Tips for Flying Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines provides an affordable price point for anyone to travel in exchange for a no-frills experience. Today we focus on five tips that, up until this point, haven’t been spoken which will teach you to maximize your time and experience on your next Spirit flight.

Leveraging Hotels.com Rewards Instead of Hotel Loyalty Programs [2020]

Hotel loyalty programs such as Hilton Honors and IHG Rewards Club are a fantastic way of leveraging hotel stays, and everyday spend for free nights, upgrades, free meals, and rockstar treatment. But hotel chains aren’t the only providers to offer bonus nights and elite status. Hotels.com offers a simple, easy reward structure that is especially useful when booking stays with independent and botique properties.

5 Tips To Find Cheap Fares, Mistake Fares, and Error Fares

Searching and finding cheap flights is more than an art than science. It can take hours and hours if you really want to do your due diligence. With time at a premium, consider using services like Dollar Flight Club when you’re looking to book flights; just don’t forget to add the appropriate frequent flier account to the ticket and then leverage AwardWallet to manage the points you accrue.

The Ultimate Guide to Companion Fares & Companion Passes [2020]

Companion pass, companion certificate, companion fare, or companion ticket. While the terms are much alike, they all carry different definitions as to what constitutes a companion pass or ticket. Some airlines have designed their companion pass as a well thought out feature of their rewards program, worthy of attention and pursuit, while others have turned it into a lazy half-benefit, slipped into the backend of a credit card’s benefits as an afterthought, and offering only marginal value.

How to Get Fair Compensation from an Airline or Hotel

Exploring the beauty of a foreign country, flying to exotic locales in luxury, sampling outlandish foods and opening yourself up to new experiences. At least, that’s what we all hope rewards travel will be. The reality can sometimes fall spectacularly short of our expectations.