Frequent Flyer Tips
SeatGuru.com has partnered with FrequentFlier.com to bring you updates, important news, and tips on frequent flyer programs to help you maximize your frequent flyer rewards. FrequentFlier.com is published by Tim Winship, a 20-plus year veteran of the industry.
Tim's latest blog posts
- Frequent Buyers Are Saving the Airlines From Financial Ruin
Yesterday, frequent flyers were the airlines' salvation, pursued and coddled for their outsized contributions to the bottom line. Today, frequent buyers are getting their due.
- Marriott Adds Value to Rewards Credit Card
With US Airways' 100 percent bonus on purchased miles, it could pay to buy enough frequent flyer miles for a business-class ticket to Europe.
- Why You Might Want to Buy US Airways Miles
Hilton has added its name to the list of major hotel chains extending their promotional activity into the new year. Its offer excludes infrequent travelers, though.
Latest News for Frequent Flyers
Best Western Triple Rewards for Stays
Between February 7 and March 28, Best Western Rewards members can earn triple points or miles for the second and subsequent stays booked at bestwestern.com. There's a maximum of three bonuses, awarded after four stays during the promotion period. Elite members, and those who become elite during the promotion, can earn unlimited bonuses.
Stays not booked on Best Western's website will earn double instead of triple credit.
Registration is required.
Carlson Reduces Goldpoints Plus Award Prices
Yes, you read that headline right: Carlson has cut the prices of free stays at more than 300 hotels participating in its goldpoints plus program. The Carlson family includes more than 1,000 properties under the Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn, Country Inns, and Regent brands.
The lower prices are in the top three of the program's six award categories. As an example, Category 6 award nights now cost 60,000 points, down from 90,000 previously.
In addition to lowering the aforementioned award prices, Carlson has eliminated their so-called FlexNights awards, which commanded a 50% premium for awards booked during high-demand periods.
The move is especially notable coming as it does against the backdrop of Hilton's badly timed -- and badly received -- award price increase.
Win a Trip for 2 to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Enter JazzTimes' "Vancouver Festival" sweepstakes by April 1 for a chance to win a six-day trip for two to attend the 25th Annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival, including air, hotel, and VIP passes.
Information gathered from The FrequentFlier Crier